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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Well I am a "Noob" here but I have tried and kept the SOtM sNH-10G and it made a huge difference in my system. Yes I could hear the difference. There have been many things I have tried over the years and returned as it made little or no difference in my system.

I simply am not that arrogant to say what you hear in your system is false, or you are under the influence of marketing, hyperbole, or a placebo effect. 

There are far to many that speak, write and youtube of the positive effect these switches, cables and tweaks have made in their systems and only really one Linus (than God). Believe what you believe but do not call out the majority.

Be careful Humpty you will have a great fall.



More knowledge is nowhere near complete knowledge.

That said - I actually do understand how quite well how Ethernet works. I also  understand digital transmission quite well in general.

Unfortunately, I do not understand why an upgraded switch makes a difference other than perhaps the extraneous noise being carried along. Yet (for the nth time) it is measurable. And I only knew that it was measurable after I listened to the difference. We’re not talking night and day, but we are talking audible.

What I also don’t get is why those of you who think you’re so well versed in such things are unable to understand your own limitations and are correspondingly lacking the intellectual curiosity to even explore further. And, in the process you call all other people who’ve delved into this (manufacturers and consumers) deluded or dishonest. 

Do the work. Explore for yourself. Then come back to us and tell us you found no difference. If you do that, I will accept your viewpoint gracefully. However, until then - your “evidence” is merely your belief. 

Do the damn work before claiming intellectual superiority. Until then - your word isn’t even as good as others who have done the work. Sheesh.


This is a bad addiction for me, ye old flame war. Better call my sponsor and quit this thread cold turkey. 😀

@jeffrey125 if you look at your system, you can summarize it as “meh”. That is at least what the reviewers of the components you own has said. “Meh”.

on the flip side, my system, every single component has an average review of “details! Transparency! Clarity! Well above it weight class!”.


yeah, meh vs excellence. There is a difference there, you don’t get, I get that, probably because you have never heard a good system. But enjoy your “meh” system.