French Rooster / Simon,
I am now a 2960 believer.
I was in NO hurry to change my system as I am very happy with what I am hearing .....BUT, I was off on hols last week and the night before we left my main Cisco switch began thrumming as one of the fans kept going out of balance. I decided to quickly replace it with the 2960 so that my daughter could sleep while we were away, I am just too kind.
On returning I have noticed a positive difference, not dissimilar to removing SMPS, but in a different part of the audio spectrum. This is all subtle, but writing it below will make it all sound absolute and simple - not to my ears.
Sounds more 'relaxed', by which I mean all the detail & timing is there, just 'feels' more like music (sorry - vague). High frequencies that could be sharp and highlighted in places now aren't.
Sounds more 'relaxed', by which I mean all the detail & timing is there, just 'feels' more like music (sorry - vague). Low frequencies that could be vague and indistinct in places now aren't.
Found myself listening to more whole albums, not hoping about as it all sounds soooo good.