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USB Connection options for DAC

Audiolab 6000CDT Dedicated CD Transport

gobble

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Planning for iFi Audio Zen DAC (https://www.headphonezone.in/collections/beginner-audiophile-amps-dacs/products/ifi-audio-zen-dac)

Can you please help with some options for connecting to a MacBook/iPhone? (MacBook - Thunderbolt/USB-C ports, iPhone - Lightening)
Put in another way, what are best ways to get digital output from MacBook and iPhone in general?

Some options after searching.

Option #1
Cable: USB-C to USB-A (Female):-

USB-A to USB-B:-

Or
Which is rather very expensive considering the DAC price.

What is the rest of your system? Ifi audio usb noise suppressor is recommended - you can use other 3rd party cable with that.
 

Mrli17T

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Have anyone used sound foundation usb cable available in hifimart?
If no other cheaper option I need to go with this only.

 

Rockfella

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And that’s where the challenge is. As most entry level to midrange DACs (costing till 70-80K inr ) do not have good USB implementation. You’ll get many high end DAC owners talking about this in the forum.
What you're saying might be the case years ago, things have changed now.
 

Amit.S

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I have a Topping D90 and have faced/heard/felt no issues with the USB out from my PC using just an Amazon Basics USB A to B cable. I am no expert but all I hear is a damn black background, no noise, no disturbance what so ever. Had a Topping DX3 pro earlier and had no issues on that either.
I am sure there are benefits to be had, but that comes if I face issues. So far none, so never experimented with this side of business.
 
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