WiFi or Ethernet? For high-end audio streaming, the decision is often made for us. Manufacturers such as Antipodes, Innuos, Roon Labs and Sonore kicking WiFi to the curb at the product design stage to favour an Ethernet input’s lower electrical noise generation. Hobson’s choice.
Case closed? Not so fast. Joining a network streamer to a router with Ethernet cable connects the former to the latter’s (possibly) noisier internals, its (possibly) noisier power supply – almost always a cheap switch mode brick – as well as mains power supply noise.… Read the full article