Ez wrote:That is what Ifind worrying. I’m not entirely convinced of the mechanical reliability of the USB socket verses the good old DIN variety. On consumer goods that’s fine but on professional grade products that are used in the touring industry I don’t know how long the sockets will last with repeated plugging/unplugging - often night after night. I guess the design gurus would have factored this in to the pricing?
Neither the standard DIN socket or the standard USB socket are professional grade connectors. You can buy metal shell locking DIN connectors which would be better but I don't think that anyone is using them for MIDI at the moment.