quality of wifi compared to wires
Does anyone know if there is any quality deprecation in using wifi 'g' compared to wired 5e ethernet?
I've experimented with streaming FLAC files from a NAS drive to a non-ampllified SONOS wireless receiver then through my DAC into the pre-amp. Compared to using my dedicated CD transport directly into the DAC, the resulting sound quality is clearly not quite as good. I'm wondering if this is a function of the SONOS wifi circuitry or of the wifi itself?
I guess the ideal woud be to test the wiring independently but I don't have a long enough stretch of ethernet cabling to try this in my setup and in any case I'm not sure if the effects of the SONOS circuitry would swamp the wire/wifi differences.
I'm asking because I have an opportunity in the near future possibly to run 5e/6 cabling and i'd like some advice on whether it is worth it from a sound quality point of view. Has anyone tried this themselves?