USB audio, the dark side 2020-03-09 10:44:34 Hello everyone.I've been investigating USB audio for a bit, and I've found out that ita) doesn't have error correction a1) nor does optical or coaxb) does have error detection b1) not sure about those twoAs I understand, optical and coax is transmitted using S/PDIF transmission standard, which is based on AES3. Also, receiver is synced to source, as in source device dictates data rate. As I understand, modern DACs at receiving end have memory buffers which cache some data, so decoding goes without problems.Is my reasoning correct?On the other side, we have USB audio, which, by my understanding of how stuff works, works in simmilar fashion as coax or optical. So... is it any better, for send/receive part, than coax or optical? What would be the advantages?I am not an audiophool, rather, I am enjoying music more than technology, but I like to know how things work. The reason I ask is, I've encountered this site, and this article, https://darko.audio/2020/02/period-pain/Which, by my understanding, overblows some aspects of USB transmission, but... where lies the truth?I am well aware that, if I have glitchless audio from my computer to DAC with generic brand of USB cable, nothing would be gained if I buy some expensive cable, except, maybe, at some measuring level, better signal transmission because of cleaner copper, or better shielding... but at audio level, nothing would be gained.Or would it? By the writing, it seems that there are people who believe that it would be better to have more expensive and better constructed USB cables.