It’s rather amazing to read so many threads and posts on this forum that debate the merits of two opposing schools of thought; 1) digital is perfection, bits are transmitted perfectly (or certainly after any needed error correction) and hence obsessing over digital cables (ethernet, usb, optical) ethernet network switches, etc. is a waste of time and money, e.g. audiophoolery, or 2) digital music reproduction systems are susceptible to many of the same issues observable in analog audio systems and cables, switches, power supplies, clocks, etc. can all have a material impact sound quality.
So which is it? What do you believe
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