Bear in mind that you may not notice any sound quality benefit from installing a Cisco 2960 in place of your current switch.
I am very happy with my two Cisco 2960 switches. They provided me with the extra ports I needed, but I didn’t notice an uplift in sound quality (nor did I really expect one) when I installed them in place of my TP-Link consumer quality switches.
I have booth 24 and 8 port 2960 and the 8 is a bit better and you also get rid of the fan noise from the 24.
Both are great switches.
A bit nerdy but I have also been experimenting with power supplies and finally put a toroidal transformer which made more difference then 8 to 24 port
I got a refurbed 8 port Catalyst Cisco 2960G GB switch and even in my modest system it did make a sound improvement over the TP link one I was using. Going to Catsnake 6E cable from this to my Innuos Zen Mini from the Cisco also gave an SQ improvement over the Cat 7 AQ pearl I was using before. Not night and day but a definite improvement.