What brand USB cable are you guys using..??

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jmolsberg

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #20 on: 21 Jul 2019, 04:31 am »
Regen worked well on my schiit bitfrost multibit w/o USB 5 and with my audio mirror tubadour lll, provided no sonic benefits. It's very system dependent. I am in the market for a USB cable so keep them coming.
« Last Edit: 21 Jul 2019, 11:59 am by jmolsberg »

Big Red Machine

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #21 on: 21 Jul 2019, 11:25 am »
Presently use a Curious. Own a TotalDac USB as well. It has a circuit box on it and certainly putzes with the signal.

I'm still looking for another to try.

hifix

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #22 on: 21 Jul 2019, 09:30 pm »
I buy the connectors and build my own.

gab

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Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #23 on: 21 Jul 2019, 10:08 pm »
I buy the connectors and build my own.

Recipe and ingredients?

Cheytak.408

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Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #24 on: 22 Jul 2019, 07:05 am »
TWL Split Power.  Full, round and closer to real than to HiFi.

I saw Jonathon’s post and I think that the TWL cable takes ~ 300 hours to flesh out and fill in the low end.  When it does the lows are extended, not woofy in the least, with great inner detail in the low and mid frequencies.

rollo

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Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #25 on: 22 Jul 2019, 02:07 pm »
One size does not fit all. What DAC, server are you using ??


charles

Delta77

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #26 on: 22 Jul 2019, 06:18 pm »
Thanks for everyone’s recommendations and experiences/reviews..
I believe, I will tryout the Curious Cable first..
My Zen should be here today..
I will see where it fits in the rack/cabinet and measure, so I can get the shortest length needed..
I’m hoping 1.2 meter will be as long as I have to get..

Delta77

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #27 on: 22 Jul 2019, 06:28 pm »
One size does not fit all. What DAC, server are you using ??


charles

Innuos ZEN , OPPO 205, Decware CSP3, Decware ZMA, Tekton Double Impact SE..
Will be my streaming train..

With an upgrade to the DAC down the road..

Either a Modwright mod to the OPPO 205. OR a different DAC altogether budget around $2000 - $3000..
Maybe a BoarderPatrol..
AQUA has my attention..

hifix

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #28 on: 22 Jul 2019, 07:07 pm »
Recipe and ingredients?

1.  Ingredients: USB type A & B connectors, Solid core cat6a cable (Using individual cores from this).
2.  Solid core cat6 pair (twisted) for data +, data - (both with a common al foil shield and grounded at the source).
3.  Solid core cat6 pair (twisted) for power.  Unshielded.

After trying a few different layouts and different lengths, i found this to be the best for musicality.  To put things through the wringer, this has been tested with a USB powered DAC.  The pictures are from my PCM2704 setup.  It was the last "version" of the cable before using an external, parallel supply for USB power (removing USB current limit & noise).

Pics are 1/2 way down the page:
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=163090.0

jmolsberg

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #29 on: 23 Jul 2019, 03:14 pm »
i am going to give this guy a whirl. i want to try silver!

https://6moons.com/audioreview_articles/audiocadabra/

ErikMi

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #30 on: 23 Jul 2019, 03:38 pm »
Audience Front Row. From Aries G1 to Chord Qutest. Sounds wonderful

mikey8811

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Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #31 on: 7 Aug 2019, 07:06 am »
Phasure Lush 2 USB cable.

https://stordiau.com/products/lush-2-usb-audio-cable

Hi

I am currently using a Cardas Clear Hi Speed USB cable and would like a fuller and warmer sound.

I keep reading about the Phasure Lush 2. Have you compared it to the Cardas and if so, will the Lush 2 give a fuller and warmer sound?

mhconley

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #32 on: 7 Aug 2019, 01:52 pm »
I found this inexpensive 50cm cable to be very well made and “sound” very good: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/dHyOi80. I use it between my Raspberry Pi Volumio Touchscreen streamer and Topping DX7S in my stereo.

I use this 6” cable between my NUC and Topping D50 in my office: https://www.provantage.com/belkin-f3u133-06inch~7BELC10X.htm

Martin

jtwrace

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #33 on: 7 Aug 2019, 01:57 pm »
none. 

jtwrace

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #34 on: 7 Aug 2019, 01:58 pm »
Presently use a Curious. Own a TotalDac USB as well. It has a circuit box on it and certainly putzes with the signal.

I'm still looking for another to try.
I don't think I'd use anything from them


https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-totaldac-d1-six-dac.8192/




rollo

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Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #35 on: 7 Aug 2019, 07:18 pm »
  Which ever you choose for USB may I suggest one with separate power from signal and shielded. TWL is designed that way.



charles

mhconley

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #36 on: 7 Aug 2019, 10:57 pm »
  Which ever you choose for USB may I suggest one with separate power from signal and shielded. TWL is designed that way.



charles

I’ve got a piece of electrical tape covering the 5V contact on each of my USB cables. http://folgerforum.com/t/quick-and-simple-non-destructive-mod-for-a-data-only-no-power-usb-cable/2086

Martin

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Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #37 on: 7 Aug 2019, 11:57 pm »
none.

So, are you saying:

1) I use a generic USB cable because [reasons].

2) I appreciate you asked for suggestions on USB cables, but based on the two pieces of gear you have, I would recommend coaxial, optical, or ethernet between the Innuos Zen and OPPO 205 rather than USB because [reasons].

3) I am not currently using a USB cable in my system, but based on my experiences with USB cables in the past, I might recommend looking in to [brand of USB cable] because [reasons].

4) I don't really have anything constructive to add to this thread, but thought I would just derail the thread off topic to tell everyone that I don't use USB cables (although admittedly with a vague one-word post it is kind of hard to figure out if the beginning of this sentence holds true but with statement #1 on the end instead of just not using a USB cable at all).

Delta77

Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #38 on: 8 Aug 2019, 01:12 am »
It sounds like there are at least 5 -6 brands of USB cables that all have a decent reputation for being better than “the average Bear”..
Between these 5 it’s actually a Crapshoot as to which one would work best with my system/ears/room..

I ordered a 1.2 meter Curious Cable..

I had to buy a cheap USB cable (only one they had) for now..
I will report back when the Curious Cable comes..



Mike in NC

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Re: What brand USB cable are you guys using..??
« Reply #39 on: 18 Aug 2019, 02:12 am »
I'm using the Neo by Oyaide Elec D + USB Class S Rev. 2 1.0 m USB Cable.  It was about $100 from Amazon. That said, I've tried about a dozen USB cables and never heard much, if any, difference among them.

Transports?  Yes, big differences.  DACs, yes also.  But USB cables? Not so much.