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    Default USB cables that can keep connection?

    looking for a place in the UK to buy decent USB cables (A standard plug to B standard plug)

    I need them to be reliable to keep connection to my external audio devices without them dropping off.

    and not overpriced.
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    What do you consider overpriced? Chroma Cables are $30 for 3 cables + $5 shipping to Europe.

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    It’s just luck of the draw with USB cables. I’ve had expensive ones fail, and I’ve had bargain eBay ones last forever.

    I’ve got Chromas right now, but I don’t mind paying a little extra. If you do, just make sure you’ve always got a couple of spares at hand.
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    Spares are good no matter the quality.

    That being said, I'm not sure if I've ever noticed a huge difference except for the cables that get destroyed charging my phone in my car. But, I think that's because of how I never even pretend to care about them. FWIW, I think I have an Anker now, and it's been there for like a year and a half...which is insane.

    My DJ setup is a mix of Chroma cables and random stuff from my drawer.

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    My question is not about durability, it's about them doing the job properly keeping connectivity and not having the hardware dropping from windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrickdawson View Post
    My question is not about durability, it's about them doing the job properly keeping connectivity and not having the hardware dropping from windows.
    Weird. I don't think I've ever used USB cables that bad...

    Most of the USB cables I own are Chroma Cables, Amazon Basics, or Anker. Plus the ones that come with hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrickdawson View Post
    My question is not about durability, it's about them doing the job properly keeping connectivity and not having the hardware dropping from windows.
    Either Chroma Cables or Anker will do the job just fine. General rule, if the cable costs less than $5, it's probably crap.
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    Some work to connect, some don't.
    Trying a few of them now to connect my iConnectMIDI4+ to my PC

    I have a right angled connector that works, but it blocks a port which I need on the iConnectMIDI4+ due to the angle.
    tried other straight cables that don't work, but they are not physically broken.

    I don't understand why some work, and some don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrickdawson View Post
    Some work to connect, some don't.
    Trying a few of them now to connect my iConnectMIDI4+ to my PC

    I have a right angled connector that works, but it blocks a port which I need on the iConnectMIDI4+ due to the angle.
    tried other straight cables that don't work, but they are not physically broken.

    I don't understand why some work, and some don't.
    The same thing happens with launchpad mini's. Think about bandwidth in the way of water flowing through a pipe. If the pipe is really skinny (crappy cable) than not as much water can flow. Now enlarge the pipe (better cable - higher conductive materials used, shielding added, appropriate gauge of the wires inside, higher quality contacts, etc) and you get better flow.


    We can go into testing the differences in cables using a voltmeter, but I wanted to create an analogy that is as simple as possible to understand.
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