Simply put, my emotional connection to the music is lost.
The sound just do not excite me any more. The clarity is still there, for example I can still the metronome sound in this track, but I’m missing a lot of other stuffs:
- The harmonics seems to be cut short. Every pluck of a guitar, or the notes of a violin, they feel “short” and “fat". And the notes do not fade off naturally.
- Voice of vocals seem to be drier. While the clarity is there, the people do not sound natural or realistic.
- I just cannot feel the room any more. The 3D sound stage I am so used to is gone. Although I can still localise the sounds coming from a recording, that localisation is now on a flat vertical 2D plane. If something is behind the speakers, everything is behind the speakers. If something is forward, everything is forward.
- The sound stage is a lot narrower. The music does not fill the room like it can before.
Goes without saying I spent the days retracing the steps. And turns out, it’s Jumbo Frames. So stop using Jumbo Frames causes my Hifi system to sound worse.
Comment from: Did Visitor
"In my next article, I will setup the minimum equipment you’ll need for a Jumbo Frame enabled network. The article will also detail the steps you need to take to enable Jumbo Frames, and some basic diagnostics to ensure everything is working."
Yes! I wait this article with an high interest, we are at the beginning of local network optimization. Do you have a look to http://fasterdata.es.net/network-tuning/udp-tuning/?