Difference in midi cable quality

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MrFigg
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Post 11 Feb 2019

As a guitarist I know the difference a good cable can make. But what about midi in/out to usb. Prices for these things range from around €8 from China to €70 for the big names. Is it just that? Name brands or is there a difference in terms of the signal they carry? Just wondered. Anyone know?

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diminished
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Post 11 Feb 2019

Except for durability / well-soldered contacts, it shouldn't make any difference. MIDI is a digital signal.
Cable length and electromagnetic noise however should be kept minimal, but that's true for any non-symmetrical transmitted signal.
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MrFigg
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Post 11 Feb 2019

diminished wrote:
11 Feb 2019
Except for durability / well-soldered contacts, it shouldn't make any difference. MIDI is a digital signal.
Cable length and electromagnetic noise however should be kept minimal, but that's true for any non-symmetrical transmitted signal.
Thanks. The one I bought for cheap actually seems like pretty good quality.

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Post 11 Feb 2019

I solder my own mogami SCSI cables. It really makes that Reason sound pop!
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