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post #61 of 67

One thing I'd like to mention is that even when I say there is noticeable difference... it takes me a lot of back and forth testing to discern it... if it wasn't for others verifying the same thing without me telling them... I'd actually half-doubt my own judgment and wonder if it's all just some form of proverbial kool-aid that I am on. In other words, while there is a difference, I've never noticed it to be day and night so to speak. If somebody switched cables on me... it'd probably take me a few hours to actually wonder if there was perhaps something different. While I still pour in tonnes of money in the quest for small improvements and to get that little bit closer to my definition of perfection, I acknowledge that USB cable for me has been more of a fine tuning exercise than a game changer. 

 

Having said that, I really can't wait til my new DAC arrives so I can test my Black Cat Silverstar on it. If that isn't an obvious improvement I will be very disappointed given how much I spent on it. 

post #62 of 67

yeah, am into this audio thing..

but it always comes down to $

also, i do like bass, but i also like details, and soundstage, hence my choice of headphones the hd800

but they are bass shy.

i will be changing the cable with a black dragon or alo audio in the near future, but i would like to avoid anything that will make my setup bass shy :P

so i get starlight.. i don't like it.. i want to sell it. if i can not, the game stops there sadly for about a year, as i have other more important investments to make, both for audio, and in real life. if i would have got me a cinnamon, i could live happier until i had the moolah to upgrade that part of the system again, that's all.

thanks for the comparison, i will post a comparison of my no name cable, and the starlight7 when i get it. best i can do, maybe it will help someone make a more documented decision :P

thank you :D

post #63 of 67
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Originally Posted by misha0209 View Post
 

yeah, am into this audio thing..

but it always comes down to $

also, i do like bass, but i also like details, and soundstage, hence my choice of headphones the hd800

but they are bass shy.

i will be changing the cable with a black dragon or alo audio in the near future, but i would like to avoid anything that will make my setup bass shy :P

so i get starlight.. i don't like it.. i want to sell it. if i can not, the game stops there sadly for about a year, as i have other more important investments to make, both for audio, and in real life. if i would have got me a cinnamon, i could live happier until i had the moolah to upgrade that part of the system again, that's all.

thanks for the comparison, i will post a comparison of my no name cable, and the starlight7 when i get it. best i can do, maybe it will help someone make a more documented decision :P

thank you :D

If you have HD 800, and you are looking in the $100 Starlight price range, I can definitly recommand you the Transparent Performance cable. A much, much more robust sounding in the low end register than the Starlight. But less resolute also. A good trade off with the hyper detailed HD 800 IMHO.

post #64 of 67

thanks for the recommendation.

i was going to upgrade the cable eventually, when i'm done with the setup.

currently just got the x-sabre to replace my meier stagedac, and the upcoming upgrades are: headphone audio cable, then the BH-1, going fully balanced.

after this i was planning on upgrading to the audioquest carbon.

so in case i do not like the starlight, if i can get it sold easily enough, i might take the advice you gave :D

if i can not sell it, i live with it until the time comes when i can get the carbon :P

post #65 of 67

USB 3.0 transmits faster compared to 2.0 therefore there will be more parasitic noise and chances of jitter. 

post #66 of 67

WW starlight is slightly warmer and more emphasize on lower register.

However the usb 3 starlight has more midrange bass compare to usb 2 version.

Must be 3x the conductors in usb3 compare to older version.

post #67 of 67

Digital signal  is going through cables in form of 0 and 1 but that does not mean anything.

Those zeros and ones are represented by regular current and voltage so it is like analog audio signal which is again current and voltage.

I think good USB cable is better than inexpensive one but again if one does not hear difference it does not make any sense to buy more expensive cable.

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