Originally Posted by El_Doug
if youre serious about entering the market, people just LOVE small bits of carbon fiber on the connectors (you can say it helps with vibration), and a thin silver ring or two going around (call it noise rejection "at the source"). people buy this crap for looks more than anything else, even though theyre invisible behind gear
I was thinking that....every time I look at "elite cables" I can totally see the factory pumping out the same generic cables with better looking, pretty plastic and "cool colors!". Ironically even if a company did order higher grade components; the factory may simply ship out the same regular cables and pocket the extra difference in costs.....gotta love third world manufacturing
I wonder how many expensive cables don't even have the luxury components they claim to have.
It depends on what you mean by improve.
You can make it shiny and tell people that science says it sounds better. Sell it for a couple grand, don't go too cheap or people won't believe it.
Well, standard usb cables are made at bottom of the barrel costs with minimal testing and the cheapest, tiny wires money can buy. I figure better wires, shielding, ferrite cores, and hand contructed plugs would at least insure 100% performance(defective or suboptimal USB cables are not uncommon I assume). I could build such a cable for $10 using Digikey parts versus the 10-30 cents a normal USB costs in parts.
I'm thinking of making a "super USB" cable as a DIY project and see if my transfer times and audio quality increases objectively. Legitimate High quality cables that aren't regular USB cables in pretty packaging don't seem to be common.
Edited by ukon16 - 1/5/13 at 1:42am