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Surprise findings on Ethernet cables/cleaners/reclockers

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That's not quite the case here. Finding an objective way to demonstrate a result that's already established using different methods is proper science. Eric took the objective approach to trying to prove an outlandish audiophile claim, and demonstrated that the claim about reduced noise and jitter was incorrect. He did it in the way that did not rely on a specific DAC or a streamer device, which is an improvement on the method that uses the output of a DAC, as that can only be claimed to be valid for those DAC(s) that were tested.
Okay, so maybe I was a bit unfair. For me personally, I don't see any point in doing these experiments that obviously can't bring any performance improvements.

The only thing these experiments are good for is to show people that don't understand the technology that what they hear is not real. It's like strapping a flat earther to a rocket and sending them to space. Sadly, when they come back, they still find reasons to not believe what they saw... I predict that here it will be no different.

Seems like I'm repeating myself https://www.audiosciencereview.com/...cables-cleaners-reclockers.38371/post-1351513 :facepalm:o_O;)
 
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Okay, so maybe I was a bit unfair. For me personally, I don't see any point in doing these experiments that obviously can't bring any performance improvements.

The only thing these experiments are good for is to show people that don't understand the technology that what they hear is not real. It's like strapping a flat earther to a rocket and sending them to space. Sadly, when they come back, they still find reasons to not believe what they saw... I predict that here it will be no different.

That's no different than testing power cables or audiophile fuses. The result is predictable, but if the published tests can help convince at least one individual to question manufacturer's claims or to question the collective audiophile "wisdom", then it was not a waste. Especially if the person being convinced is the one doing the tests :)
 

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That's no different than testing power cables or audiophile fuses. The result is predictable, but if the published tests can help convince at least one individual to question manufacturer's claims or to question the collective audiophile "wisdom", then it was not a waste. Especially if the person being convinced is the one doing the tests :)
All good. Except that I still do not agree with the original quote (not yours):
It is only through such people that science is where it is now!
 

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All good. Except that I still do not agree with the original quote (not yours):
I think the idea was that mavericks advance science by illustrating fallacies. Which is sort of true, sometimes. Some proof of credibility is key.
 

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I think the idea was that mavericks advance science by illustrating fallacies. Which is sort of true, sometimes. Some proof of credibility is key.
Maybe contribute to science education :)
 

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Maybe contribute to science education :)
Yes. Although some people will still cast stones, from sheer perversity or economic interest.
 

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I've yet to see a measurement where this improvement is demonstrated including from the manufacturer of EtherREGEN.

For me, any addition of extra noise and distortion to the output of a DAC is an undesirable result of adding nearly $6000 worth of equipment, but I guess others may still want to pay extra for a less transparent, more veiled playback ;)
;)

To be clear, I think audiophiles should all prefer WiFi.
1) No ground loops
2) No worries about cable topology
3) No need for cable lifters
4) No worry about dielectric, skin effect, cable materials, connector corrosion
5) Has it’s own version of Ken Ishiwata, Nelson Pass, Franco Serblin in Hedy Lamarr
 

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To be clear, I think audiophiles should all prefer WiFi.
1) No ground loops
2) No worries about cable topology
3) No need for cable lifters
4) No worry about dielectric, skin effect, cable materials, connector corrosion
5) Has it’s own version of Ken Ishiwata, Nelson Pass, Franco Serblin in Hedy Lamarr
Looking forward to a new market in audiophile WiFi antennas.:D
 

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Looking forward to a new market in audiophile WiFi antennas.:D
Well, you asked:


:facepalm:
 

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At least they haven't stolen my idea of audiophile air yet.
They came very close though. A company called LessLoss sells a product called Blackbody which is an ambient field conditioner, that addresses electromagnetic noise in the air.
 

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It's about time. I hate listening in air that the hoi-polloi have been breathing, let alone all the other filthy things the lower classes do with it.
 

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In the Netherlands they sell something called “gebakken lucht” :p
 

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Well, you asked:


:facepalm:
I started reading and couldn't stop myself. Each to their own, but this feels like a very sad waste of effort to me. Changing the PSU capacitors in a router does not feel necessary.
 

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I started reading and couldn't stop myself. Each to their own, but this feels like a very sad waste of effort to me. Changing the PSU capacitors in a router does not feel necessary.
I think the whole process of audiophile routers, wired or wireless, is a sad waste of effort.

(Edit: And this is coming from someone who *believes* in sound signature…)
 
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