Thanks Gio and Alientech. That pretty much about sums it up. I will start to look around for a usb ab cable with gold connectors. I'm thinking of the Monster, Belkin and my dealer where I bought my Dac has a usb ab cable made out of silver. They say silver is supposed to give good sonic benefits. Anyways this cable is around 40 bucks. Thanks again for your responses.
Update folks!! I went out and purchased a Belkin 2.0 Gold plated 6 ft usb a/b cable today. I must say that it was a great purchase for $6.00. I noticed the immediate difference right away. The stock usb supplied sounded harsh and not very smooth. Once I installed this usb a/b cable my music came alive with clarity, depth, smooth bass, midrange, and smooth highs...ahhhh sweeet.. and that's with the equalizer off in iTunes. Thank you to the forum for the comments and suggestions. I appreciate it a lot.
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