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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Some people are incorrigible, know it all and therefore best ignored. Thanks for fighting their abuse, anyway.

I understand network technology and see this the same as tvgeek. Some can benefit from the insight, others can keep their views to the contrary—I do encourage noobs to be skeptical and seek information in many places before spending money. 


A really diamond comment from a first time poster: keep up the good work!

I have been quiet on this thread or a while as it devolved.  I am going to step back in gently to point out to @tvrgeek that I did point you to proof that other things are carried along. Hans Beekhuyzen measured it. You dismissed it as irrelevant. Yet, it is there. You believe it cannot impact the sound quality and it’s possible you’re correct. But, you disallow for the possibility that you are not correct. There is noise on the circuit. It can be measured. 

May I suggest that we discontinue the discussion. Some of us have experience beneficial impact from improved network switches. Others believe that cannot be the case. There is some evidence to support both positions. Neither position is fully validated by what is known or what can be measured. 

Let’s leave it there.



Oh yeah, it's the placebo effect when the sound stage suddenly jumps two feet on both sides.  That's really hard to discern 🤣🤣.  Lists of "boutique" hardware at least demonstrate that my system is more than capable of revealing subtle (and not so subtle) differences.  

The more you ramble, the more you seem to ignore actual empirical evidence in the area that we are actually all here for, listening to music, and instead just fall back on why it's impossible for anyone to actually hear those things.

It's so sad when science becomes nothing but blind faith and religion.