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July 6, 2018 UPDATE: after a more careful inspection, the solder joint looks good on the bottom side of that pcb. The problem is not the solder joint, but the USB cable. You'll need a very specific kind of usb extension cable that fits SNUGLY into the port on the back of the XD-05. I bought 4 from amazon, and I finally found one that works 100% no drop outs with my device.
TL/DR: its most likely a poorly fitting usb extension cable.
ORIGINAL POST, hypothesis is wrong!!! Sigh - xDuoo is still selling XD-05's with unsoldered USB ports. See the photo. I sent Massdrop support an email yesterday, still waiting to hear back. If I don't hear anything soon I'll take it directly to xDuoo support.
So the DAC is not working?
It works. I think the problem isn't poor solder joints but bad cable. I had to purchase a few but I have a USB cable that is more reliable now.
No it does. It's an issue of finding a good usb cable that fits very snugly into the port. Here is the 1.5 foot usb3 extension cable that i finally found that gives a solid 100% connection. Try to find cables that have ports that look like that.... Best of luck, the DAC/AMP sounds GOOD after burnin!
Thank you for the update brother
So. Where did you get that cable..
Can you share a link please?