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    Quote Originally Posted by philchillbill View Post
    Might it be an idea to run TWO identical USB cables between the pi and the DAC and send an inverted digital signal along one of them so that a differential path like with XLR could be recreated? The pi has multiple USB sockets and there must be DACs with more than one, no? If not, there's surely a market opportunity for an enterprising Audiophile specialist company looking to differentiate itself with radical forward thinking!
    The cable companies would love it. Why sell one overpriced cable when you can sell two. Reminds me of bi-wiring speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    Reminds me of bi-wiring speakers
    aka 'buy wiring'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chill View Post
    aka 'buy wiring'.
    Do "Audiophiles" still think it makes a difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff07971 View Post
    USB signalling is already differential !

    But anyway !

    Jeff
    Ssshhh, don’t spoil it for the Audiophiles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Bvilliant

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    We are being told to look earlier in the digital chain by spending £2,500+ on an "audiophile grade" ethernet switch: https://shop.martinshifi.co.uk/produ...twork-switch-1

    This one is $5,000: https://audiobacon.net/2019/04/05/so...switch-review/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heuer View Post
    We are being told to earlier in the digital chain by spending £2,500+ on an "audiophile grade" ethernet switch: https://shop.martinshifi.co.uk/produ...twork-switch-1

    This one is $5,000: https://audiobacon.net/2019/04/05/so...switch-review/
    "It’s interesting how some of these other engineers (and their minions) denounce what audiophiles are hearing as placebo and hallucinations.
    They also demand double-blind and null tests for everything. Do they really think intelligent people who are able to afford this gear – would drop lots of cash for something they don’t really hear?
    Time to get off that high horse, homie"

    Do you think they're missing the point somewhat ?

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    They pay because they can afford it. And the rest is expectation bias.
    Who says a person spending thousands on a switch is an "audiophile" and can hear a difference? I think most of them just have too much money.

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    It does not stop with the switch, you also need to spend £70/metre on thernet cable: https://www.mcru.co.uk/product/meico...etwork-cables/

    “What can I say; I’m (nearly) speechless. That a LAN-cable can create such an enhancement of sound is really astonishing. The improvements are in evidence in all areas, but especially with voices (more natural). Auditory spaciousness and resolution / separation of instruments are revealed. As a last link the MeiCord Opal is a ‘must-have’ for perfect sound and absolutely recommendable. Thank you very much.”
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