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Ethernet opinions
Either you ethernet cable is so bad it causes packet loss, or it doesn't. Any cable that will carry your TCP packets across will be equivalent. Buying any kind of "high-end" ethernet cable to pull across a room is a complete waste of money and any... 
The best speaker cables you’ve had
I use OEHLBACH XXL Fusion Four. They don't "sound" at all but are well made and quite stylish.  
The best speaker cables you’ve had
If you "hear" your speaker cables then there is something wrong with them or you are hallucinating.   
My Oppo 105 finally bricked. Streamer suggestions?
If you have a Roon compatible DAC go with Roon on Raspberry Pi and Ropieee.