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RE: Best usb cable under 50.

What's wrong with this here?

Take USB cable A from source to either a) computer or b) DAC to amp (in which case run from headphone out on the amp) and record the signal in something like Audacity/Logic etc.

Take USB cable B from source to either a) computer or b) DAC to amp (in which case run from headphone out on the amp) and record the signal in something like Audacity/Logic etc.

Compare the two resulting files/soundwaves. As accurately as you need to/can be bothered.

You could, if you could handle even more fun, do something similar with ethernet cables. You could put a little scrapbook together documenting your travails.

USB/ethernet are standards - data is transmitted by a device according to a standard, across a cable that must work to that standard, and is then received by another device according to same standard. The cable bit in the middle does not effect the transmission and reception of data as that is done to a standard.

Unless I am wrong.

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RE: Best usb cable under 50.

pauln wrote:

csq2 wrote:

There you go. People who don't believe in the difference USB cables haven't really tried them.

Really? That's quite a claim to make. How do you know?

 

Geez. Read the posts. I'm not making up this claim: he said it himself and admitted that he hadn't bought a single audiophile USB cable because he never believed in them or they were too expensive. The price of audiophie USB cables have prevented people from purchasing them, so these people will never hear the difference.  Use your ears instead.  If you don't think USB cables make a difference, then why are more and more companies offering USB cables? Clearly there is a high demand for USB cables. Everything makes a difference to the sound.  

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csq2 wrote:

If you don't think USB cables make a difference, then why are more and more companies offering USB cables? Clearly there is a high demand for USB cables. Everything makes a difference to the sound.  

That's because companies have just discovered snake oil. There's a massive markup in price when you call them "audiophile cables". Naturally more and more companies will sell their ware, to get a slice off the market.

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iamthegruffalo wrote:

The best, is the free one........

Hi iamthegruffalo

I would like to add or if you have to buy then basic £1 or so USB cables from local electrical stores/local market. 

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

Musicraft (Derby) - Specialist Hi-Fi, AV & Multimedia dealer

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RE: Best usb cable under 50.

omnibeard wrote:

What's wrong with this here?

Take USB cable A from source to either a) computer or b) DAC to amp (in which case run from headphone out on the amp) and record the signal in something like Audacity/Logic etc.

Take USB cable B from source to either a) computer or b) DAC to amp (in which case run from headphone out on the amp) and record the signal in something like Audacity/Logic etc.

Compare the two resulting files/soundwaves. As accurately as you need to/can be bothered.

You could, if you could handle even more fun, do something similar with ethernet cables. You could put a little scrapbook together documenting your travails.

USB/ethernet are standards - data is transmitted by a device according to a standard, across a cable that must work to that standard, and is then received by another device according to same standard. The cable bit in the middle does not effect the transmission and reception of data as that is done to a standard.

Unless I am wrong.

you could do that indeedy. Smile

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csq2 wrote:

Geez. Read the posts.

Likewise Wink

csq2 wrote:

I'm not making up this claim: he said it himself and admitted that he hadn't bought a single audiophile USB cable because he never believed in them or they were too expensive. The price of audiophie USB cables have prevented people from purchasing them, so these people will never hear the difference.  Use your ears instead.  If you don't think USB cables make a difference, then why are more and more companies offering USB cables? Clearly there is a high demand for USB cables

Because they can make money off them?  The demand was created by the companies in the first place, not the other way round.  Do you not find it odd that studios were using normal usb and firewire cables to record the stuff you are listening to waaaay before "audiophile" digital cables came along?  Let's try this another way, can you find me a company who makes "audiophile" usb cables that actually prove they make a difference?  Or is it all just sales speak?

 

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Everything makes a difference to the sound.  

ROFL  How to make any argument become completely invalid.  so you own some brilliant pebbles and a magic clock do you?

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csq2 wrote:

pauln wrote:

csq2 wrote:

There you go. People who don't believe in the difference USB cables haven't really tried them.

Really? That's quite a claim to make. How do you know?

 

Geez. Read the posts. I'm not making up this claim: he said it himself and admitted that he hadn't bought a single audiophile USB cable because he never believed in them or they were too expensive. The price of audiophie USB cables have prevented people from purchasing them, so these people will never hear the difference.  Use your ears instead.  If you don't think USB cables make a difference, then why are more and more companies offering USB cables? Clearly there is a high demand for USB cables. Everything makes a difference to the sound.  

"He" is one person. "People" in the context you used it implies "everyone". That's why I said it was quite a claim to make.

Your question, highlighted above, serves only to demonstrates your naivety. People like you are a marketing departments wet dream.

 

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The OP has long since lost interest in his thread. How about if I help him - can I sell him my cable at £49.99 which will surely be the best under £50. I have a few spare freebies when I replaced mine with serious top end cables. Audioquest $1400 seemed like a bargain but if I can get £50 back its a no brainer surely. Please (mods) pass on my email.  Smile

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