It was interesting to note that a lot of the exhibitors and participants there were clueless about a great many things. This article is about one of those things: Jitter. After talking with many people there I have come to the conclusion that the overwhelming majority of audiophiles have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to jitter.
Doing a google search for audiophile and jitter also bears that out by showing that no two audiophiles agree on what jitter sounds like! Jitter is difficult to measure, difficult to quantify, and is very technical. It should be no great surprise that this is fertile ground for misinformation, misunderstanding, and fraud. This article will try to put a dose of reality and perspective on the issue of jitter.