An audible difference between USB cables ?
Laughed so hard my bum bled.
Source 1) "Inspired" Manticore Mantra turntable c/w Rega RB 301 arm, Goldring 1042 MM Cartridge, Graham Slee Reflex M phono stage, Graham Slee CuSat 50 interconnect
Source 2) Cyrus CD8 SE CD player
Source 3) iTunes (ALAC), iMac, Devolo Homeplugs, Apple TV3, Toslink, Arcam rDAC
Source 4) Technics SL-7 linear tracking turntable.
Roksan Kandy L3 amp, Spendor A5 speakers.
Other rooms: more Airport Expresses and Homeplugs with Denon AV system and Denon Mini system.
Sorry Ifor, what is your point?
Apple Lossless - ATV3 - AVI ADM 40 also ATV3 into AVI ADM 9T [my wife's system]
and Grado SR80i
My point is that WHF reviewers have given exceeding favourable reviews to some USB cables. Mr Roth is obviously of the opinion that the reviews are rubbish. Therefore, I ask why we should trust reviews of Roth products when reviewed by the same team?
Borrow because the question by OP is related to cost of the cable.... To avoid him spending extreme amount of money unnecesarily.
This is hifi and music. Make a decision base on what one hears, not based on what other people hear, or whatever a 6 page long thread on 1s and 0s discussion trying to prove or whatever a review says. YMYD.
HiFi: ClearAudio Concept TT, Musical Fidelity M6i and M6 DAC, M1s (CDT, CLiC, ViNL), Onkyo TA2600, SONY MDSJA20ES MDP, ProAc D18 with full Siltech cabling.
HT: Samsung UA55B7000 LED, OPPO BDP 95-EU,Marantz DV4003, Yamaha RX-V2067, Philips DVDR7300H, Infinity Primus Center, Wharfedale WH2, SW15 Sub, Mission M34i with full QED cabling
Bedroom: Apple AE, Bose WAVE Music Sytem III, Musical Fidelity M1 HPA headphone amp, Bose Over the Ear
HeadFi: Alessandro Grado MS Pro, Beyerdynamic T1, Bryston BHA-1 headphone Amp.
Office: iTunes, UD110 USB DAC, Bose Companion II, Bose AE2w
So you are saying WhatHiFi reviews are influenced by owners views?
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
Well said hammill.
Synology NAS + ATV2 > ADM9RS
Whatever it is, it isn't a Ratner moment, as he's not slagging off his own products.
The reviews might be absolute nonsense but they are valuable in helping (or not, depending on review result) sales of products. You can take from a magazine review what you will, but it's better to make an informed decision based on actual exprience and using a little common sense and knowledge, rather than being sucked in by marketing, paid for or otherwise.
As for Roth AV? I've no idea of the products made/sold, but I'm wary of all reviews regardless.
As someone has said before, fools will always be fooled all of the time.
Mac mini > AVI ADM9Ts
I don't get this. Are you saying that if my friend supports the English cricket team (as me), then I should be happy about his support for Manchester United (when I support Man City), simply because we both support the same team in cricket?
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
I think it's clear Mr Roth should visit his GP.
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