- Feb 28, 2016
You still don't understand and still think in the digital domain only, it seems. Buffering does nothing against common-mode RF noise entering the system, this happens right at the RJ45 input jack and it is an analog phenomenon.
Ok, but where is this a problem? I made a video years ago with a JRiver system that was buffering up entire 24/192 tracks and playback continued regardless of the cable being plugged/unplugged.
If we follow your logic there should at the very least have been a change in fidelity with the cable removed since 'Buffering does nothing'. If your response is going to be the mere existence of the RJ45 jack I've no idea what to say to anyone cause we are all screwed.
This also brings into play that joke of a whitepaper from UpTone were it made my points for me: Use fiber and build a system on SOTA hardware that buffers what you are going to play. I put together a 10GBe capable, MMF, with Cisco and Solar Flare PCIe, FS.COM optics and was routinely getting 332MB/s on low end x86 hardware. For $210, roughly 1/3 the cost and 1000X more performance than a popular audiophile switch.