I am a ENO user....biggest advantage with ENO is passive filtration of incoming noise on Ethernet. Read up on ENO here before invest in any other solution,
I haven’t used the ER, but I can definitely vouch for the Gigafoil in my system. When you can get an audible improvement for $500, I’d say that is a good deal. Does it “blow me away” or “sound like a totally new system?” Of course not. But it is an audible improvement. I have generic CAT6 from the wall to the Gigafoil, then generic CAT7 from the Gigafoil to my MSB Discrete DAC. I am thinking of putting in a ENO Ethernet cable from the Gigafoil to the DAC, but curious as to whether there would really be an audible difference there . . .?
I suggest installing Supra Cat 8 LAN cables between wall to Gigafoil and then Gigafoil to MSB DAC. You are very likely to hear audible improvements over generic CAT6 due to superior shielding and noise reduction.
Agree with lalitk that Supra is big value for money on Ethernet cable front. I use them all over
I use a Gigafoil. Not essential but good easy streaming tweak. More of an improvement with my old Naim setup for whatever reason than with my current totaldac setup
No dropout issues
Curious about ENO. As noted above, possible to pair with Gigafoil
On another thread, folks are raving about the ViaBlue cable and the ENO cable. I wonder if replacing the short CAT7 run from the Gigafoil to the MSB Discrete DAC will actually make an audible difference. The ViaBlue is about $100 and the ENO cable is $700. Moreover, even if there is an audible difference, I wonder just how much of a difference there would/could be to justify forking over $700 for an Ethernet cable at the very end of the system? Did you find that using a better than generic Ethernet cable actually made a difference in that short run?
I had the Eno and Gigafoil on hand at the same time and auditioned both extensively..In my system it was no contest, the Gigafoil made a PROFOUND difference as opposed to the ENO's VERY subtle difference. I sent the ENO back and have the GF, still very happy with it. I have it right before my Antipodes Server.