Category: Digital Cables

The Audiophile’s Short List – The Best Digital Coaxial Cables

With the release of the Chord Electronics Blu Mk.2 and recently announced Chord Electronics Hugo M Scaler, I’ve gotten many inquiries about the best digital BNC cables to use. These digital products still sound great with stock cables but, as you’ll see, there are huge gains with a better digital cable. With a more affordable M…


Totaldac d1 USB Gigafilter Cable Review

You’ve seen the award-winning Totaldac DACs and servers at many high-end shows. They’re difficult to miss due to their elegant boxy, glossy, black and yellow-lit appearance. Vincent Brient, the founder of Totaldac, had his beginnings as a telecommunication technician in the French Silicon Valley. Due to the cost of some high-end DACS, he started building active…


Danacable TruStream USB Cable – An Audiophile Champion

As reviewers, we’re blessed with the opportunity to audition a large variety of cables from the industry’s top designers. I’ve dedicated most of 2017 to cable listening and, at this point, I’ve heard at least a couple hundred audiophile cables of all sorts. This includes RCA interconnects, USB cables, power cables, and ethernet cables. My biggest…


Curious Cables USB Review

Introduction I received the Curious Cables USB a few months back and postponed this review until I was able to compare this venerable cable with at least a dozen other USB cables. We all know it’s a fantastic cable, but how does it fare against the giants of today? So over the course of a…


SOtM iSO-CAT6 Special Edition: The Flavors of Audiophile Ethernet

Introduction When I hesitantly (due to the $500/1.5m price tag) reviewed the SOtM dCBL-CAT7 ethernet cable back in March, I realized the importance of having a high-quality ethernet cable in the chain. Now I have a dCBL-CAT7 running from my modem to my router and two more for my actual source components. I felt the…


Supra CAT8 Ethernet Cable Review – An Amazing Spotify and Tidal Experience

Introduction I was going to title this post “A Swedish Surprise” but presumed it was something salacious. Thank you Urban Dictionary. I was firmly in the camp of spending no more than $10 on an ethernet cable. After my review of the fantastic sounding SOtM dCBL-CAT7 ethernet cable, I wanted to survey a few more quality cables,…


SOtM tX-USBultra USB Regenerator Review – The Ultimate Digital Defuzzer

Introduction I’ve reviewed quite a few USB conditioners/regenerators and their variants in the past. Their job is to filter noise and reconstruct an accurate and jitter-free signal for your DAC. Many of them apply their own sound signature, which isn’t a bad thing, as long as it does its job of phase correction and noise reduction. When…