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Don't get why "Audiophile" USB Cable would improve sound quality

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by throzen0303, May 14, 2011.
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  1. xnor
    Well, spending money on an USB cable trying to decrease input lag is like spending money on power cords trying to reduce speaker distortion.
     
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  2. GSARider Contributor
    Have always been skeptical of uber expensive usb cables, however the hifi mags rave about them constantly, going on about 'subtle' differences in sound - for the better of course....
     
     
  3. nanaholic
    You never know, get a few professional gamers to endorse it (I "feel" the difference I swear!) and you might get more than few dumb people buying them, not unlike having a few "golden ears" endorsing USB cables. 
     
  4. penmarker
    Watch these and come back to me saying those expensive digital USB cables make a difference.
     

     

     

     
    Sorry to crush your hopes and dreams. I guess if any of you still feel like it made a difference then you're probably just defending your expensive assets.
     
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  5. xnor
    Oh, how the banana assessment reminds me of hifi reviews ...
     
  6. noahbickart
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    And yet I bet you've never seen a full page glossy add for a High-End Cable Brand?
     
    Who is footing the bill for those reviews?
     
  7. GSARider Contributor
    I have seen full page ads for the cable folk here in the UK and having worked in publishing previously for ten years or so, I know the deals that go on and the editorial pressure that ca be applied. However I have an acquaintance who works for a cable brand who has categorically told me that HDMI & USB Cables are overpriced. The conversation came up when I was querying a £90 HDMI Cable (160-180 Dollars US) and he said that a decently made £10-£20 cable would be just as good.
     
     
  8. DeadlyNeodymium
    I'll just say what I think... past $10-15, you're wasting your money.  It's a freaking USB cable, it's not going to make a big difference.  Not at all.
     
  9. USAudio
    99 US cents: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030301&p_id=5437&seq=1&format=2
     
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  10. AJHeadfi
    Come on guys, that's not in the spirit of audiophile. Get your high-end USB cables cryo treated. [​IMG]
     
    Mine has been through the alpha process.
     
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