guess what i got ? - usb cable matters !
Oct 22, 2008 at 10:42 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 30

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it's quite clear, no noise. resolution is top notch.. beats all the spdif cables in my signature with this particular application.

(please: no guys saying it's placebo.. go make a comparison and don't get zip cord a and zip cord b and say there's no difference.)
 
Oct 22, 2008 at 11:04 AM Post #2 of 30

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i bet if the same cord was in ugly packaging and whole thing was grey colored, you would not even post this thread.
let alone the mere fact that you even spent money on this.
 
Oct 22, 2008 at 12:44 PM Post #7 of 30

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Of course isn't placebo. You're a very intelligent man, Leslie, and have surely invested your money wisely.

Have you changed your hard drive cables, though? Many people forget that the audio also passes through the hard drive cable, which can be of inferior quality and damage the details and sound stage. Any SATA or IDE cable that costs less than $200 is probably not doing it's job well for audio applications. You may get all the bits through for regular data applications, but you need really thick cables with gold plating to preserve sound stages etc.
 
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Originally Posted by mape00 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Of course isn't placebo. You're a very intelligent man, Leslie, and have surely invested your money wisely.

Have you changed your hard drive cables, though? Many people forget that the audio also passes through the hard drive cable, which can be of inferior quality and damage the details and sound stage. Any SATA or IDE cable that costs less than $200 is probably not doing it's job well for audio applications. You may get all the bits through for regular data applications, but you need really thick cables with gold plating to preserve sound stages etc.



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What about the boars and the CPU ?
Maybe they are "killing" the bits to, isn't there an audiophile CPU ?
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Oct 22, 2008 at 1:12 PM Post #9 of 30

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mape00 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Of course isn't placebo. You're a very intelligent man, Leslie, and have surely invested your money wisely.

Have you changed your hard drive cables, though? Many people forget that the audio also passes through the hard drive cable, which can be of inferior quality and damage the details and sound stage. Any SATA or IDE cable that costs less than $200 is probably not doing it's job well for audio applications. You may get all the bits through for regular data applications, but you need really thick cables with gold plating to preserve sound stages etc.



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I'd also like to point out that Benchmark Media Systems (manufacturer of the very well regarded DAC1) has published the results of extensive tests that show 100% accurate bit rendering between certain MP3 players and the end of a regular old usb cable. Meaning: the usb cable (nor this particular MP3 player) changes the data stream.
 
Oct 22, 2008 at 2:23 PM Post #11 of 30

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Great to have cleared that out of the question!
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Cause its been a running questions on Head-Fi for ages...
 
Oct 23, 2008 at 6:43 PM Post #14 of 30

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Why are you comparing a USB cable to SPDIF cable? Assuming a 0404 USB as source, there is only one type of cable that you can use (and compare), and that is USB only.


you can run the 0404 usb with coaxial in or optical in and set either internal or external clock for the s/pdif in.
 
Oct 23, 2008 at 7:33 PM Post #15 of 30

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Don't bother about other peoples opinion.
What matters is that you are pleased with the sound, and that there are an audible difference to your ears using your gear.

Enjoy!
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