The Absolute Sound recently posted a buyers guide on USB cables. Okay, that’s fair enough, except that these expensive digital interconnects are touted to improve your sound, which is a total crock of you know what. It’s digital and it’s USB! The one that comes with your hard drive will work just as well as long as it’s not defective.
For a good laugh, read the entire article. In the meantime, here’s a sample of the snake oil below.
0.75m, $549; 1.5m, $695
This über-expensive USB cable is simply revelatory in its combination of ease and refinement on one hand, and resolution and transparency on the other. Although capable of resolving the finest detail, Diamond USB has a relaxed quality that fosters deep musical involvement.