This is a little off topic but for people that are using a laptop and dac, I just built a dedicated music desktop computer to replace 2 of my SOTA high end music laptops (over $1K each I7 6700HQ cpu) and the improvement in sound is fabulous. Blacker background, more transparency, detail and resolution. I am hearing things in some songs that I did not hear before.
I am running the desktop with out a monitor and controlling it with Windows Remote desktop with one of my laptops but a tablet and cell phone can work. Splashtop personal a free remote program works almost as good as Windows Desktop Remote if you don't have Win 10 Pro edition on you desktop.
I suspect it is due to the better power supply and the fact that I placed my 5 TB WD Red HD inside the computer. I was using it in an external HD case via usb 3.0 to the laptop.
This was clearly a much bigger improvement than any of the usb cables that I have tried.
My computer build-
I7 7700K cpu
Crucial Ballastix Elite DDR4 Ram at 3000mhz
Gigabyte Z270 Motherboard with upgraded caps
Samsung Evo 850 SSD for OS and music players
WD Red 5 TB internal HD for music storage
Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo cpu fan
TP-Link Archer AC1300 wireless network card PCI-e
Win 10 Pro
Crucial RM550x power supply with a silent fan and very low ripple
Fractal Design R5 Mid tower case with sound insulation
All for just under $1K with parts on sale from New Egg and Microcenter. You can build a similar computer for less by going with an I5 cpu, cheaper SSD and a little slower ram.