Well regarded members of this forum have stated adamantly that digital audio is a true stream of data, and not a bit checked/error corrected file sent over TCP/IP in packets.
This confused me so I contacted BlueSound. Digital audio is transmitted over TCP/IP just like an other digital data file.
Errors can and do occur, e.g. the packets can get sent out of order, which can create a slight delay while the processor assembles the file (assuming the transfer is completed) but the file is the identical once it arrives at the transport/streamer no matter whether it is sent over WiFi or a $1K ethernet cable.
That is my only point.
If your new cable, wherever in the chain that is, sounds better, and you are happy with the ROI, great.
But don’t tell me the amplitude over time of a sine wave in a digital file can be altered by an ethernet cable of varying quality.