Digital Interconnects - Which one is the BEST ??!!


i am not initially wanting to hear a brand name but more a TYPE of connection.

is Optical better than Coaxial ?  Is USB better than BNC ?   What IS BNC anyways?!     I read somewhere that a COAX input that utilizes any old RCA cable is much worse than a dedicated COAX cable - that was news to me!

After i learn these things, i will look for a good brand, but if there is a TYPE that outperforms other TYPEs i want to begin with that...

thank you for your comments


I played with USB and was not blown away by the performance vs USB cable price point ($500 max) and I wasn’t willing to go down the Usb cable rabbit hole. For the money, I thought digital coax sounded better.

the best wire to use for digital or any audio is OCC single Crystal copper or silver or mix of both.

gotta have the best, what is the best? we deserve the best... only the best will do... best of everything, all the time, always the best... but wait, not just the best, but the BEST .... the BEST 😵

1. SPDIF must use a coaxial cable.
2. SPDIF characteristic impedance of the cable must be 75 Ohm
3. SPDIF cables are often orange
4. It's a digital signal and as long as the cable is well made, there should be no difference in errors and so no difference in sound
5. I like Mogami cable construction quality, so if you want a brand name, then Mogami 2964