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Why do I need a switch?
I'm not sure about the NETGEAR GS108Ev3, but I have the similar TP-LINK TL-SG108. Replacing the nasty wall power pack with a decent, ripple free power supply has made a huge improvement to streaming SQ.  
AudioQuest Pegasus "fever" RCA cables
I consider myself an audiophile, and I don't listen to cables. The exact opposite is the case; I hate poor quality cables that allow the sound to be contaminated and force me to listen to them. Where do these outrageous assumptions come from? Pro... 
The best part about MQA bankruptcy..
2psyop Thanks for the sarcasm and the laugh.ūüėÄ  
Moved Audio Quest cable to my DAC. WOW
amureyex The power cable in you amp is certainly worthwhile. The only issue is it is likely showing up deficiencies you previously weren't aware of. Hopefully a second cable to you DAC will help. Otherwise, you are probably well and truly on the ... 
truth about subs?
After reading mags on and off for 35 years, it seems incomprehensible that one answer could end up throwing the baby out with the bath water. As others have asked, if it is ground-breaking, why the secrecy? ¬†  
The best part about MQA bankruptcy..
I'm struggling to comprehend how¬†hickamore¬†claims it is "Unlistenable". That statement is Incomprehensible and I can clearly see an unhealthy bias.  
Moved Audio Quest cable to my DAC. WOW
An excellent power conditioner with shielded power cables to all equipment are highly recommended. It's nothing to do with electrical engineering, but EMF contamination of the power cable between the conditioner and the equipment. Its probably onl... 
Absorption, Diffusion or a combination of it all?
85 decibels is a sound level equivalent to that of a food blender. Uncomfortable and only tolerable for a short time. Most listening levels might not even be that loud. Having said that, peaks can still get fairly high above the general listening... 
Why do I need a switch?
I'm not overwhelmed by iFi. I prefer something more conventional like these: AUDIOPHONICS PSU-HC Regulated Linear Power Supply 5V 5A 60VA AUDIOPHONICS PSU-HC Linear Regulated Power Supply 12V 5A 100VA  
Why is everyone so down on MQA?
bimmerman2 Ditto Also Is there any difference between an MQA CD and MQA streaming?  
Absorption, Diffusion or a combination of it all?
Perhaps I'm a purist. I want to hear the recording the way it was produced and intended to be heard. So for clarity, I prefer my sound to be direct. I group diffusion with diffraction and reflection as unwanted complexities that were never intend... 
What should my heirs do to dispose of my vinyl and CDs?
hifiman5, I can understand your intent, but I wonder if they'll even bother to read it, particularly if it's lengthy and detailed. Instead, they'll probably just get rid of everything as a job lot.  
Why do I need a switch?
I use STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) Ethernet Cables from my router. You can read about them here.  
Why is everyone so down on MQA?
ebm What the hell are you referring to? I can't even begin to imagine! Wait a minute, do you mean the method MQA uses to squeeze its information on to a standard CD. Its proprietary compression method that everyone detests. ¬†  
Why is everyone so down on MQA?
I don't know about Tidal. When I'm not listening to my own sources, I listen to MQA Radio Paradise with a Bluesound NODE N130 and a Topping D90SE DAC. The Bluesound has a DC power card so that there's no AC interference, and the combo sounds terri...