French Rooster posted:
after several months with the cisco 2960, i finally returned to my netgear gs105 powered by a high quality linear ps( hdplex). I had too much bass and body with my system and room.
The sound with the netgear / hdplex combo is better balanced for my ears, a bit softer and nicer, with same involvement and dynamics.
The cisco is technically better but also noisier vs my combo. I hear a bit more details, longer notes, and nicer tone colors. The cisco is more forward and gives a bit more bass and body, but for me it is too much. All is finally system dependent. With a bigger room than i have, i would keep the cisco i guess.
I get recently audioquest diamond lans and reconnected the cisco, put off the fmc , and all is sounding fine, never sounded even so fine. I bought a new sealed cisco, white, better looking than the old grey one. So, after different tryings, i must say that today i am very pleased with the cisco 2960.