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    USB Cables

    Is there any evidence at all that USB cables make a difference? John Darko seems convinced even going as far as saying the idea that they all sound the same is some kind of conspiracy theory.
    https://darko.audio/2017/07/dont-worry-usb-happy/

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    Is there any evidence at all that USB cables make a difference?
    Some evidence that they don't: http://archimago.blogspot.com/2013/0...-for-dacs.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by chill View Post
    Surely John Darko can't be wrong

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    Maybe Archimago is part of the conspiracy.

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    A USB cable produced to meet proper specs will work perfectly unless it is broken. The only examples of badly functioning USB cables I've read about are from people buying strange "audiophile" USB cables, because some of these do NOT actually meet the normal specs of a cheap USB cable. Just remember, "there's a sucker (or audiophool) born every minute" (quote evidently mistakenly attributed to PT Barnum).
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    I was hoping the cable debates would never find their way to this forum. This topic seems to bring out the worst in people, and quickly.

    OP: you might want to look at the audio hardware section on The Steve Hoffman Music Forums and also the Audio Science Review forum, as well as Archimago for more information, about USB and any other type of cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chill View Post
    Maybe Archimago is part of the conspiracy.
    Yes. It's a money-saving conspiracy
    Archimago's Musings: (archimago.blogspot.com) A 'more objective' audiophile blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archimago View Post
    Yes. It's a money-saving conspiracy
    LOL Well said.

    I participated in one of your listening tests and find your reports interesting!

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    Just curious.

    People wonder if the USB cable quality between their streamer (pi) and DAC makes a difference.

    Do those people also wonder if the USB cable connecting an external HDD hosting their music library could/would make a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philchillbill View Post
    Just curious.

    People wonder if the USB cable quality between their streamer (pi) and DAC makes a difference.

    Do those people also wonder if the USB cable connecting an external HDD hosting their music library could/would make a difference?
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