Audioquest Vodka vs Wireworld Starlight 8 (Not Platinum) Ethernet

Anyone compare and contrast? I am running the Wireworld Starlight 8 3M from DAC to modem, sounds very good, audiblly better than Supra 8 cable. Is AQ Vodka a step up from Starlight? Thx. Neal


so i just try to be helpful and share info when a fellow member asks a question... got nothing to do with ’who is right’... you look, you decide

if the info shared ain’t good enough for ya... well, hey, each of us logged in has a google search function on their device, go knock yourself out...

but saying to someone who just is sharing info, well that doesn’t prove this or that to me... man, i can’t help but feel those remarks, that posture, is self important and entitled... no one is interested in convincing you if you aren’t convinced, really couldn’t care less...


i agree that ethernet cabling is important.... it carries signal, complex signal at that... and even when using optical modules to manage noise, ethernet cables are still needed, so they’d better be well suited for the job - whether one needs to spend megabucks on the cable is different question...

also agree that quality of fmc implementation is important, especially in using clean power supplies on the clean side, so as not to re-introduce noise


FWIW the WW Platinum Starlight 8 (CAT 8) is substantially better than the WW Starlight 8 (CAT 8) and then some in spades.

Notwithstanding the Starlight is a player and would do any system justice, a terrific bargain.

"The Starlight CAT8 is very different sounding Ethernet cable when compared to my AudioQuest Diamond or Vodka Ethernet cables. The Starlight CAT8 is more extended sounding at the high and low end. This cable has a bit of midrange presence that I liked and didn’t find to be annoying in terms of brightness. The retrieval of high-end detail is outstanding. The midbass of the Starlight CAT8 is very controlled as is the low end. Dynamic contrasts, both micro and macro, are beautifully rendered and very easy to hear. The Audioquest Diamond and Vodka have smoothness at the high end that some, no doubt, will prefer. But I find the Starlight CAT8 to be the more revealing cable. The soundstage rendered by the Starlight CAT8 is the largest I have heard extending far beyond the lateral borders of my speakers. There is also very good depth reproduction if captured on the recording.


IMHO, the more I listen to my AQ Vodka Ethernet cable, I am convinced it is markedly superior to the WW Starlight CAT8, which at its price is a great value. The Vodka is more full-bodied and balanced, with dead background silence. At some point, I will try the AQ Diamond vs. the WW Platinum Starlight, but don't want to make myself even crazier just now over Ethernet cables. Neal