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AQVox AQ-SWITCH-8
(26-Apr-2017, 11:52)Confused Wrote: To add to the confusion.....

Some say connect the input to port 1 and output to port 8, because port 8 is prioritised......  (I just happened to use port 1 in, and 3 out, when I did my A/B test)

Then I see this picture.......

http://www.aqvox.de/index_en.html

Perhaps I can help with a small surveillance from my side. The time I got a dedicated laptop for streaming I'd the choice to stream from either the 2 USB3 Ports on the left or the 2 USB2 Ports on the right side of the laptop. In some forums it was always said that USB2 sounds superior to USB3 (due to more complex protocol of USB3...I don't know).
I listened to every 4 USB2/3 Ports and sure enough they all sounded different but what was more the USB3 sounded better. It was only as I opened the laptop for further tuning that I saw the USB3 Ports were directly soldered to the mainboard but the USB2 Ports were contacted via an adapter cable. I think this adapter cable holds back the USB2 Ports from eventually sounding better than the USB3 Ports. Maybe the hardware design overrules software design here. Who knows.

In case of the AQVox Switch it might be that by hardware design the signal paths from port1 and port8 have a special constellation that one user found out sound was best when connecting the ETH cables to only this ports. I bet AQVox itself is not aware of this 'hack'.

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The suggestion to use port 8 was based on the fact that the standard D-Link switch used QoS (Quality of Service) protocol that prioritises data to port 8.
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Hello, small info to QoS,

QOS ACCORDING TO IEEE 802.1P
Quality-of-Service (QoS) prioritizes network traffic so that time-critical data is delivered, even with high data traffic volumes. In this way, optimal performance is ensured for media streaming, VoIP calls and online games. It is not the priority of ports set !!
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(27-Apr-2017, 17:15)K4680 Wrote: Hello, small info to QoS,

QOS ACCORDING TO IEEE 802.1P
Quality-of-Service (QoS) prioritizes network traffic so that time-critical data is delivered, even with high data traffic volumes. In this way, optimal performance is ensured for media streaming, VoIP calls and online games. It is not the priority of ports set !!

Yes, thanks for the clarification.

I was quoting a post from Computer Audiophile, it shows you should check your facts!  When I did my A/B comparisons at the weekend I didn't have anything else connected to the Aqvox anyway, so it is all fairly irrelevant I'm sure.  If you start hearing sound quality differences between Ethernet ports it is probably time to seek medical help anyway! Sad
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(27-Apr-2017, 17:46)Confused Wrote:
(27-Apr-2017, 17:15)K4680 Wrote: Hello, small info to QoS,

QOS ACCORDING TO IEEE 802.1P
Quality-of-Service (QoS) prioritizes network traffic so that time-critical data is delivered, even with high data traffic volumes. In this way, optimal performance is ensured for media streaming, VoIP calls and online games. It is not the priority of ports set !!

Yes, thanks for the clarification.

I was quoting a post from Computer Audiophile, it shows you should check your facts!  When I did my A/B comparisons at the weekend I didn't have anything else connected to the Aqvox anyway, so it is all fairly irrelevant I'm sure.  If you start hearing sound quality differences between Ethernet ports it is probably time to seek medical help anyway! Sad

Hello Confused, gladly done!
Sometimes I also think I need psychological help with regard to "HiFi-Audio" Huh
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