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post #61 of 147

Monoprice (6)
Free cable that came with the DAC (5)
Wireworld Starlight (4)

One of the many cables that came with my printer (3)
Audioquest Cinnamon (2)
Cardas Clear (2)

Kimber (2)

Supra USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)
Audioquest Coffee (1)
Audioquest Diamond (1)
Basement printer cables (1)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (1)
Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

post #62 of 147
Please add 1 Audioquest Coffee and 1 Diamond to the list (used in different systems).

I would just like to add my personal expiences to the thread, hope most do not mind:

I was very skeptical about the whole USB cable debacle myself, and opinions in forums mostly lean towards "it's 0s and 1s, there can't be any difference".
I started with the Pangea 4% silver cable into an E-MU 0404 USB that I purchased from amazon, for relatively cheap, and it took a while for me to realize that it had made a difference, due to the fact that after I installed it I had to run off and completely forgot about it.
Since then, I have worked my way through all of the Audioquest, Wireworld, Kimber, Furutech and Oyaide USB cables, and as you can tell from above, settled with Audioquest as the best for my money.

After discovering the sonic benefits with the Pangea, I was never curious as to why or how, simply wanted to know if "better" was possible or was mainly snake oil after a certain price point.
It's easy to debate, theorize and regurgitate information from other publishings, but to me it was even easier to just purchase and return. BestBuy used to carry all of the Audioquest line via Magnolia, so that was pretty simple, and other online retailers provided the rest, yes, you do lose $5-10 on shipping back, but to me that seemed like a small price to pay for first hand experience.

All of the "audio" USB cables I've tried we're beneficial in varying degrees, against Monoprice/Amazon basics/stuff that comes with your printer/ext. hdd/$30 belkin cables. If and when I heard a sonic difference, I would double check against my GF, friends and family, with a "blind" study, just to ensure I wasn't nucking futs. I also had the same people switch cables around on me, without me looking, to dble check my own conclusions, in no particular order.

After sharing my experience with co-workers, I was met with a lot of "it's 0s and 1s maaan", as I work in IT. This started huge arguments where I felt like a black sheep. So in the end, I brought in the cables I ended up with, and asked others to bring in their own dac/interface, and headphones of choice into the office. This demonstrated to everyone what I had heard with my own ears, and sparked a further discussion and theorizing that I don't care to be a part of, as I rather just enjoy the cables.

I now also own Audioquest Coffee HDMI cables for the same reasons. From what I am told and have experienced, the slight visual benefits do not improve past the "carbon", only sonic benefits continue as you go up the chain, and I've demo'd all of them at home. The sonic benefits are only intended for those with a receiver/pre pro with HDMI ins to be used with an ARC on the TV input, I highly doubt TV speakers will benefit.

Apologies for wall of text.
post #63 of 147

Added the +1's for k1n0n3 as well.

 

Monoprice (7)
Free cable that came with the DAC (5)
Wireworld Starlight (4)

One of the many cables that came with my printer (3)
Audioquest Cinnamon (2)
Cardas Clear (2)

Kimber (2)

Supra USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)
Audioquest Coffee (2)
Audioquest Diamond (2)
Basement printer cables (1)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (1)
Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

post #64 of 147


 

 

Monoprice (7)
Free cable that came with the DAC (5)
Wireworld Starlight (5)

One of the many cables that came with my printer (3)
Audioquest Cinnamon (2)
Cardas Clear (2)

Kimber (2)

Supra USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)
Audioquest Coffee (2)
Audioquest Diamond (2)
Basement printer cables (1)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (2)
Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

 


Edited by Lorspeaker - 1/13/13 at 12:20am
post #65 of 147
What???

No Nordost love from anyone?
post #66 of 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post


You bugger!

I just tried my ESW10 JPN with my iPad........you are much too modest. biggrin.gif
Why listen to anything else?

Thanks for nothing, pal.
I was going to sell my ESWs, now I'm not so sure.....LOL tongue.gif
post #67 of 147

Using my beautiful 99 cent rosewill gold plated usb A to usb B cable here. It sounds so....efficient wink.gif

 

Monoprice (6)
Free cable that came with the DAC (4)
Wireworld Starlight (4)

One of the many cables that came with my printer (3)
Audioquest Cinnamon (2)
Cardas Clear (2)

Kimber (2)

Supra USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)
Audioquest Coffee (1)
Audioquest Diamond (1)
Basement printer cables (2)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (1)
Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

Rosewill Goldplated (1)

post #68 of 147

Just merging latest contributions by Lorspeaker and Maverickmonk bigsmile_face.gif

 

Monoprice (7)

Free cable that came with the DAC (5)

Wireworld Starlight (5)

One of the many cables that came with my printer (3)

Audioquest Cinnamon (2)

Cardas Clear (2)

Kimber (2)

Supra USB cable (2)

Audioquest Coffee (2)

Audioquest Diamond (2)

Basement printer cables (2)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)

Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

Rosewill Goldplated (1)

post #69 of 147

Thank you Ultrabike!  I am going to merge the printer ones.

 

Monoprice (7)

Free cable that came with the DAC (5)

Standard printer USB (5)

 

Wireworld Starlight (5)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

Audioquest Cinnamon (2)

Cardas Clear (2)

Kimber (2)

Supra USB cable (2)

Audioquest Coffee (2)

Audioquest Diamond (2)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)

Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

Rosewill Goldplated (1)

post #70 of 147

+1 for the Monoprice.

post #71 of 147

Cardas Clear here.

post #72 of 147

Come on guys, you can do it. CUT and PASTE and add your answer in BOLD.  It really isn't difficult.

 

Monoprice (8)

Free cable that came with the DAC (5)

Standard printer USB (5)

 

Wireworld Starlight (5)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

Audioquest Cinnamon (2)

Cardas Clear (3)

Kimber (2)

Supra USB cable (2)

Audioquest Coffee (2)

Audioquest Diamond (2)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)

Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

Rosewill Goldplated (1)

post #73 of 147

Moved some more of the "generics" to the top of the list.

 

 

Monoprice (8)

Free cable that came with the DAC (5)

Standard printer USB (5)

Rosewill Goldplated (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

 

Wireworld Starlight (5)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

Audioquest Cinnamon (2)

Cardas Clear (3)

Kimber (2)

Supra USB cable (2)

Audioquest Coffee (2)

Audioquest Diamond (2)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)

Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

 

post #74 of 147

Wireworld Starlight (5)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

Audioquest Cinnamon (2)

Cardas Clear (3)

Kimber (3)

Supra USB cable (2)

Audioquest Carbon (1)

Audioquest Coffee (2)

Audioquest Diamond (2)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)

Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

post #75 of 147

Monoprice (8)

Free cable that came with the DAC (5)

Standard printer USB (5)

Rosewill Goldplated (1)

USB A male to a USB B male adapter (1)

 

Wireworld Starlight (5)

Wireworld Silver Starlight (1)

Audioquest Cinnamon (2)

Audioquest Carbon (1)

Cardas Clear (3)

Kimber (3)

Supra USB cable (2)

Audioquest Coffee (2)

Audioquest Diamond (2)

Furutech GT2 USB cable (2)

Acoustic Revive PL (1)

Locus Polestar (1)

Guitardave's Pangea (1)

Whiplash Audio Polestar (1)

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