Long USB cables will make your system susceptible to data loss resulting in pops / clicks in audio. Make sure the USB cable is as short as possible to ensure proper performance, especially when running full channel count and/or at higher sample rates. If you run into this issue, go back to the factory cable. You may need to re-arrange your setup to accommodate. We also do not recommend USB Extensions.
USB-C cables come in two varieties, sync and data.
Sync cables are only meant for charging your phone or providing power while sync'ing via bluetooth or wireless. These also do not have proper shielding in them, avoid the ones at gas stations for example and as you've learned Amazon basics.
Data cables are what you need to look for, go with a known good computer cable provider like Startech for reliable USB-C data cables - https://www.startech.com/Cables/usb-c/?page=all
Be sure to read the fine print, if it's advertised for use with a phone, probably should avoid it and look specifically for ones meant for use with computers.