Testing Ethernet switch

If you have bought an "audio" Ethernet switch, don't bother with this thread 

If you question Ethernet switches, here is one test of one brand. 

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 "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."  

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/s   A place to start if you want to drink facts instead of Kool-Aid. 

If all you want to see is WEB bloggers who don't know any more than you and get paid every time you read their dribble, or are selling the garbage ( all the above, I looked)  stay happily uninformed and Pay $600 for a $35 switch .  

Fiber works fine. Still carries  IP traffic. Still layer one. Just costs more.

I know more than you think slick. Also for the 1000 time, I am 100% fiber have been for 20 years. Just despise crusaders who lie!, BTW you are doing the same schiit they are slick! Oh and no fiber cost’s no more than your copper crap. Wrong again slick!

Why would anyone read Cisco Propaganda? Not facts more marketing BS. The same schiit you are crusading against. 


I tried an audiophile switch back to back with a cheap off the shelf switch and couldn't hear the difference. My system is fairly resolving and I would have gladly paid the price but I couldn't hear a difference 

but I'm not emotional about it- if you can discern an improvement, that's great, go for it. Definitely a good idea to test an expensive switch in your system before dropping the cash but if it improves your experience good for you, just didn't do anything for mine. 

@kerrybh +1

I tried a Melco switch then returned it.  
A lot of the these arguments apply to many other facets in audio as well.  If people want to spend their money on perceived improvements, it’s their choice.  As long as reasonably priced alternatives remain available for the rest of us, no harm, no foul.


"The point I am making is no one should trust their brain to be objectively accurate."


This garbage is so old.

Go save the world somewhere else.