High end ethernet cables

VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
Anyone use any? Thoughts?
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  • delkaldelkal Posts: 310
    edited September 15
    VR3 wrote: »
    Anyone use any? Thoughts?

    My thoughts are you should take that money and use it to tweak other non digital parts of your system. Or buy a good bottle of single malt Scotch.


    But what do I know? I am sure you will hear that soon...................
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,588
    No thoughts...
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,864
    What's the application?
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    I picked up the Supra Cat8 cable to go from my modem to router and from my. Extender in the living room to my streamer.

    Just curious if anyone else has used any nicer ethernet cables.
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,912
    edited September 15
    VR3 wrote: »

    Just curious if anyone else has used any nicer ethernet cables.

    I use some Blue Jeans Cable patch cords. They are assembled and tested for performance and a good termination with a Fluke DTX-1800. IMO they are not insanely high priced. A 12 foot 5e cable costs $11.50. 6a costs more.

    I had one instance where a standard store bought ethernet cable would not pass native DSD without drop outs between a transport and DAC while the BJ cable did. I am not saying it sounded different, but the BJ cable did work with 5.6MHz DSD.

    There was a thread here on it.

    http://www.bluejeanscable.com/


    EDIT:

    Here you go. Even contains ethernet cables don't matter comments along with input from Kurt at Blue Jeans.


    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/154058/blue-jeans-cat6a-data-cables/p1



    Post edited by SCompRacer on
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    That's precisely why I wanted a little. Nicer cable, firm connections.

    I was having an issue connecting to tidal over musicast 50% of the time and so far no issues with the Supra wire. I can source supra at wholesale costs. So it wasn't too bad of a hit for the reassurance. Doubt I will receive a sound quality boost
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,864
    They do make a difference but only if they connect a physical chain to the system. For generic computer uses I'd never see a point to use any 'audiophile grade' ethernet cables.

    I do use an upgraded Wireworld Ethernet for i2s between the North Star Magnifico and the DAC's. I've never tried it between my modem and router, but then again I don't see the point since I only use the wireless portion of my router.
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,912
    I just re-read the Kurt posts in that thread. Worthwhile reading IMO.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,246
    That is a great read... I would almost say stick that bad boy
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,742
    DSkip wrote: »
    They do make a difference but only if they connect a physical chain to the system. For generic computer uses I'd never see a point to use any 'audiophile grade' ethernet cables.

    .


    I might echo Skips thoughts on this. Ethernet cables, even in an audio application, are probably the one cable that gives you the least bang for your buck. I wouldn't go bottom barrel for audio applications, but I see no real reason to go super high end either. Middle road is probably where you'll see the most benefit.

    Computers...use the one able to pass the signal and built well. Sound quality between computer components is almost a non-issue.
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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,811
    Sometimes I see a network patch cable used for something other than network.
    other than that, a good cat 6 patch is cheap and reliable.
    Note: I'm not talking about a wallmart cable, just a name brand network cable.
    We use Panduit here for the network. Just don't twist it into a bunch
    of knots or drop a file cabinet on it, and you'll be fine.


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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 421
    I had a similar experience as SCompRacer. I tried two different box store patch cables, and had buffering issues while streaming. I finally bought a custom-length (this can be very helpful) run from BJC, and no more buffering issues.
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