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?


I didn’t hear a difference either when I put an AQ Cinnamon Ethernet cable between my router and music server.  But when I put a network switch between my router and music server the sound improved.  That prompted me to try the FMC’s and optical cable between my router and music server.  That was a large improvement in the sound.  No guess work about it. 

So the question is why does it make a difference?

Here is a cheap device available for purchase doing the exact same thing:

Well then, what's stopping you from getting one, sussing out your system, and getting back to us?

You are correct, I don’t like you.

That tells me all I need to know, freddy. Now go and bother all the other members who dissed you as well (even worse) and stop hanging on every word I say. 

And even PS Audio is making the claim that it doesn’t make a difference.

So you worship at the altar of Paul?

All the best,


After going back to the video, I noticed that the schematics are only available to Patreon contributors so I found this site that actually builds it along with the video from Mr. Carlson's YT channel.

It's much more sensitive than the junk posted earlier and should be an enjoyable task for those that are handy with an iron.

All the best,

@nonoise you just don’t get it do. Well, didn’t expect anything more. You post nonsense, not no noise, claims allover this thread, and then some random link to "back it up", where you either don’t understand what you claimed and posted as source, or probably more likely, is too arrogant to even care. You are correct in your mind, period. Doesn’t matter what you say, you are correct, end of story, because you said it. If someone else say it, they are wrong, only you can be correct, ever.


You are exactly the opposite of your name, all noise, no bite (or understanding even of what an argument is).


continue to "refute" things with noise, while others may actually want to learn.

@tonywinga  What type of sound quality improvements? If you had clipping, i.e. the sound cut out, it can be attributed to bad network performance.