Can I ask if people use a USB-A female to USB-A female adaptor on the BL then a standard USB-A to USB-C straight into Macbook? Would this be deemed ok? Maybe with an ifi silencer or Audioquest Jitterbug inline somewhere? With new Mac having USB-C only can the jitterbug/iSilencer be connected straight after the female to female or do they have to be plugged directly into the usb port of a MacBook?
I’m just looking for an alternative cable from an aesthetic point of view to the blue one supplied with the BL.
I use a USB C male to USB C female cable that is about 50cm long and right angled at the male end.This then plugs into a USB C male to USB A female to connect the cable to the DAC, nothing else in the chain, works great for me with my Phone and PC with USB C sockets (I haven't tried it with my Macbook though)
The general rule of thumb is that noise suppression devices should always be located close to the source of the noise if that helps.