I’m experimenting with LAN cables. My system consists of fiber going into modem, short LAN cable to router, ca 8m LAN cable to Cisco 2960 switch, short LAN cable to macbook.
I currently try BJC cat6 cables from modem to router and router to switch. They have replaced various cheap/free LAN cables. Most claimed to be cat5…
The immediate result is huge increase in clarity, dynamics and general sense of control throughout the audio spectrum. Drums stand out with greater impact, voices seem clearer and the deep bass is more authoritative. Good then.
However, there is also some downsides which are less easy to describe. It is as if the BJC6 sounds more ‘closed in’, has less sense ‘air’ and effortlessness and less warmth and ease through in its sound. They come across as more sterile and mechanical.
They have only been used about a day so first question is what to expect from more burn in?
The other question relates to a recent thread here where Designacable cat5e (Belden CatSnake I believe…) has been spoken highly of. There was mention of comparisons to BJC cat 5e and 6 where the designacable was preferred which made me interested in whether the designacable might be a better match/balance with my system.
Later in the thread BJC 6a was also praised as significantly better than the BJC cat 5e and 6. Has anyone compared the BJC 6a to the designacable 5e Catsnake, and if so, what’s your take on it?
I excuse if this has been reported. If so, I missed it and would greatly appreciated inputs on where I can read it