When using ethernet for hooking up streaming devices and dacs, what cat level of  ethernet cable should be used. Is there any sonic improvement by going to a  higher dollar cat 7 or 8 cable?


Some DACs produce mechanical clicks (pops) when changing sample rates or when you pause / resume stream. This is normal, I don’t think it has anything to do with Ethernet cable or Aurender streamer. 

@audphile1 my narrative is how Ethernet works, verifiably so, with numerous links posted to give you more information, including from IEEE, not crumbles paper with peanut butter and sand like you stated Ethernet works. And you certainly called names.

@jerrybj here is where you go wrong, every time. I don’t post my opinions, I post how Ethernet actually works. You, on other hand, post opinions and anecdotes. There is a massive difference, and that you think they are same is showing true arrogance, and ignorance. Not trying to save you, you cannot be saved, too arrogant, but like I have said, the goal is to stop people from becoming another you. When people see facts posted, supported by additional information from IEEE and other organizations involved in the development of Ethernet, compared to subjective posts that when questioned are met with personal attacks, normal people should say “holy ****, maybe just sticking with the facts is the best approach”. That is the goal, prevent more jerrybj’s from being developed.