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RE: That was quick....

A few days late to the conversation, but AES connections/cables are typically used in professional situations because they are not as susceptible to EMI/RFI interference. Studio and other professional scenarios often have long cable runs and tons of other equipment turned on. This can create a lot of noise and long cables pick up more noise than shorter ones.

In a home environment with shorter cable runs and (usually) not near as much active gear, there is a lot less EMI/RFI to deal with so you may not hear a difference between the two setups. The only way to know for sure would be to try both. While I not used these products, I've never found it necessary to use AES/XLR connections in my home setups. The only exception is the cable for my room measurement microphone, but that's an analog connection from the mike, not a digital one.

As with anything audiophilish, YMMV.

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