Ethernet Cable Shoot Out – Shunyata, AudioQuest, Supra, Viablue, Ugreen

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Very interesting findings. I’ve played about with a handful of Ethernet cables: Melco, AudioQuest Vodka, Supra CAT8 and Chord Shawline. Of all of them I was most pleased with the Supra CAT8: very musical, slightly warm sounding, organic and by far the best value for money. That is until I tried a LinkUp certified CAT8 Ethernet cable....
I’d read on another forum that certified CAT8 cables are the real deal. I purchased the following LinkUp cable from Amazon and it’s outstanding for the money. Compared to the Supra CAT8 it has a much fuller, more balanced sound, very organic, musical and the soundstage is much deeper and all encompassing. The Supra is quite flat in comparison. The LinkUp also has better dynamics, very good bass and more “slam”. Don’t get me wrong, the Supra CAT8 is very good. The Linkup (which is even cheaper) is in another league...
[LINKUP] Cat8 Ethernet Patch Cable S/FTP 22AWG Screened Solid Cable | 2000Mhz (2Ghz) up to 40Gbps | Future 5th-Gen Ethernet LAN Network 40G Structure Wires - 1M https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VVFB8VX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_peglEbMVTCV67 
Linkup Cat8 cable installed. The sound is clearly superior over how it was with the Supra Cat8.

I’ve now a larger soundstage with more open natural sound with less sibilance.

Though my ears might be imagining it .. [emoji6]

Thanks for the heads up![emoji106]



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Linkup Cat8 cable installed. The sound is clearly superior over how it was with the Supra Cat8.

I’ve now a larger soundstage with more open natural sound with less sibilance.

Though my ears might be imagining it ..
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Your ears aren't imagining it, your brain is. 

 
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