The Chord C-Series are a cost effective, high performance range of cables. Too good to be labelled “entry level”, these cables prove the point that cables make a difference. This is the spark of musical life you are hearing.
Hooking up a computer to a DAC seems is becoming an increasingly popular way to listen to music and there are many purpose built DACs for doing exactly this. There are also a lot DACs being used primarily with CD and for that matter CD players with USB inputs. So connecting a laptop up to the DAC via a USB cable is a simple way to start exploring streaming services like Spotify or Tidal. If you do this then the C-USB is a very good cable to try. Comparing different USB cables is very like comparing any other audio cables. The differences are very easy to hear. Pick a piece of music you know well, listen to it via a standard USB cable and then with the C-USB in place. Detail will be clearer, voices more natural and critically, music should sound more coherent and easier to listen to. We understand the theory suggesting these cables should have no effect, but we don’t make cables unless they produce a better listening experience. Heavy gauge, oxygen-free, silver-plated conductors. Low loss, gas foamed polyethylene insulation. Twisted pair data conductor configuration. Dual layer, high frequency effective shielding. Gold-plated plug and signal pins.
Very Good..Chord know what they’re doing with HD Audio.
This is a very well made quality lead. Chord understand well the need for the shortest possible leads between a computer and a DAC. This is 750mm and I would not be tempted to go any longer particularly where audio files in excess of 96kh are involved.
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