I recently bought a PWD II. So now I'm looking for a proper USB cable.
I've read the arguments that say that specialty digital cables cannot make a difference: A person can legitimately hear differences between cables, but cannot legitimately claim that those differences constitute improvements that are worthy of the difference in price. Reading between the lines of The Absolute Sound 2013, I feel like the writers are saying that anything above Belkin Gold is fool's gold.
Nevertheless, the article praises Straight Wire, which is affordable at $60 for 2-meters. If you spend double, you can get a Wireworld Starlight 7, 2-meters, for $120. Then if you throw down another $40, you can get a Shunyata or Kimber, which are both reputable companies.
So I'm not really asking if anyone has compared all of those cables. Rather, I'm wondering if you can expect any real quality differences at all in this price range. I'm inclined to buy the Straight Wire, but I would go with the Wireworld if I had some good advice that it was worthwhile. I'm guessing that the extra premium for the Shunyata and Kimber are just for the name recognition.
Anyone have any thoughts?