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Any benefit from using USB-C cable VS USB-A ?

ghostwhip Member Posts: 3 Member


I purchased S4 when it first came out and it came with a seemingly standard USB A - USB B cable (I think just USB 2.0, though I have since lost this cable).

I am considering "upgrading" to USB-C to USB-A cable, but wondering if it would actually be an upgrade at all.

Looking for opinions on this matter.

Also, if I were to purchase S4 MK3 today, would it still come with the older USB 2.0 A to B cable that it initially shipped with?




  • zephry
    zephry Member Posts: 551 Pro

    The only advantage might be using the different port. I use both styles regularly, simply because I have both sitting out and don't pay attention. I have never noticed any difference.

    I have yet to buy any type of controller that comes usb C to A.

    I seem to remember some issues back when the USB C ports where first being introduced and if I remember correctly it was fixed somehow. I think it was a latency issue. On the safe side I would make sure to keep a B to A cable around, since most testing is probably done with those.

  • Kubrak
    Kubrak Member Posts: 2,753 Expert

    IMHO C or A makes no difference if the wires are of the same quality.

    I use B-A cable and to fit to C I use A-C cable "extension"...

    Maybe the best is to have B-A cable and A-C cable "adaptor". Then you may connect to the both A and C, if needed.

  • ghostwhip
    ghostwhip Member Posts: 3 Member

    Thanks for the responses!

    Part of the reason for considering usb-c is indeed the connector itself which seems more snug than usb A connection, which is a bit wiggly in the socket at the computer end.

    Last gig, I moved computer and had audio glitch out presumably due to the wiggling of the connection.

    I assume chroma cables USB A end would be a better fit, but considering going to USB C.

  • Stevan
    Stevan Traktor Mapping Mod Posts: 1,527 mod

    Not having to plug it in three times in a row... :)

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