Category: DACs & Amps

June 20, 2016 / Accessories

The debate around the value / importance of USB cables is a tense one in the audiophile world with some people swearing that the cable makes no difference and others believing it does. I personally sit in the second camp. I believe, based on listening to many different USB cables, that the cables do actually make a difference. I have also found that the cost of the cable has no bearing on whether or not it sounds better and personal preferences will also play a part in this question.
The wonderful crew over at AudioQuest have loaned me one of each of their USB cables and I’ve thrown in some cables I already own to create a comparison review of 10 different USB cables to see if it’s really worth spending more and to see which features are valuable and which features are just gimmicks……

May 2, 2016 / A Bit About Sound

This post contains a video explanation of USB audio about why the design of USB cables is actually important. As important as pure analog cables (RCAs, etc.)? Perhaps. Perhaps not, but they are important no matter how you look at it.…

April 21, 2016 / Accessories
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October 27, 2015 / DACs & Amps

Recently I reviewed the Cozoy Astrapi, a tiny USB DAC and amp that works with computers, iPhones and Androids. Well, it seems the Astrapi was something of a tease of things to come because although the Astrapi is a fantastic, ongoing product, Cozoy have followed-up with a higher spec, higher quality product called the Aegis.…