Hi, I’ve just ordered one of these UR816 USB c interfaces. My motherboard has a 3.1 USB input (like the one on the left in the picture below) and also a type C USB input (like the one on the right).
I understand that the cable that Steinberg supplies with the UR816 is USB type C to USB 3.1. My question is, would I get better speeds if I used a type C to type C cable instead?
The reviewer from Sound on Sound had the same question (see quote below)https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/steinberg-ur816c
“Most interfaces with Type C ports still use the USB 2 High Speed connection mode. For compatibility with older systems, the UR816C can do so too, but its ability to be switched into USB 3 SuperSpeed mode is quite unusual. Whilst I admire Yamaha and Steinberg for moving with the times, though, I have to say that the practical advantages of this are unclear. The manual explicitly states that “performance values such as latency will not change”, and given that UR-series interfaces can’t be daisy-chained or used in multiples over USB, it’s not clear how the additional data bandwidth of SuperSpeed mode can usefully be exploited. In fact Steinberg don’t even supply a Type C-to-Type C cable that would allow you to make use of this mode.”
Any owners care to chime in? Many thanks, Steve.