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colorfly C4 pro Player Media Format Support List

Hello, A lot of C4 lovers ask me about what format C4 support. Now all formats and their specifications are listed below. 1 WAV Format 1)PCM / PCM_ FLOAT Sampling rate: 32Khz-192Khz BitsPerSampe: 8/16/18/20/24 Bit 2)IMA_ADPCM / MS_ADPCM Sampling Rate: 32Khz-48Khz BitsPerSampe: 8/16Bit 2 APE Format 1) Sampling Rate: 32Khz-48Khz 2) BitsPerSample: 16 Bit 3 FLAC Format 1) Compress: Q1- Q10 2) Sampling Rate: 32Khz-192Khz 3) BitsPerSample: 16 Bit 4 MP3 Format 1) MPEG1/2/2.5 Audio Layer1/2/3 2) Sampling Rate: 32Khz-48Khz 3) BitRate:... read more

The ClieOS's List

This is my list of IEM ranking, originated from my Concise Multi-IEM Comparison that has been discontinued and now stands as a simplified independent list that will continued to receive update. Scroll up and down for ranking, left and right for sound signature. Note: This is only a personal assessment and far from be-all-ends-all of a guide. It should be seen as as starting point of your own research, rather than an easy workaround that could cost you more down the road. The fact is, there is no simple way to fully evaluate an IEM and certainly no universal consensus... read more

Syncing music and making playlists work with the Astell & Kern AK100 and a Mac

  I figured out how to create playlists on my Mac and put them on the AK100. It's a bit of a PITA but it works.   First, I use Markspace Android Sync to copy the iTunes playlists and music I want to my micro SD card. I first set that up to tell it the types of files that can be played, as the default doesn't include m4a, and others. This re-creates the playlists in a folder/directory named Markspace/Playlists on the SD card and puts the music in Markspace/Music.  I open up those playlists in BBEdit and change the paths from "../Music" to "/mnt/SD0/Music" (Note!... read more

Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes

The original thread discussing this article is here.   There seems to have been an explosion lately in "audiophile" music players for Mac OS X lately. Though iTunes wiped out the need for competition when it was introduced, it has become a huge, multimedia and store program, leaving many people wanting something simpler.  For a while, that was Play and one or two others, but then Amarra came on the scene. Offering higher-quality playback, it has become famous among audiophiles, alongside its biggest competitor, Pure Vinyl (and now Pure Music).  As those two have fought... read more

STAX SR-007 (Omega II) ... A Review After 4 Years Of Ownership - darth nut's epic review.

[This review was originally posted in 2003 on Head-Fi. Darth nut is a psychoacoustician and his review is considered to be the most epic headphone review ever written. While the detail he goes into psycho acoustics and "headstage" are too overwhelming for most people I believe his write-up would deserve a place in Head-Fi's Hall of Fame, if we had one. I've re-formatted it so it fits in the forum better. -- Currawong.]     STAX SR-007 (OMEGA II) … A REVIEW AFTER 4 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP  A madman is one who ‘hears voices in his head’.  Headphone-user: ‘you... read more

List of lossless and high-res music (FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSD, DXD etc.) download sites

People regularly ask about where to buy CD quality or hi-res downloads (legitimately!) so here is a list of sites I know of. Please post a comment if there are any I've missed. Note that they must have music available in a lossless or high-res format available.   Format guide: CD Quality = 16 bit, 44.1 kHz PCM. Hi-res = Any of 24 bit; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192 kHz PCM. DSD = Direct Stream Digital ie: SACD-type files that requires special playback software that can convert the files to PCM on playback or a DAC that can receive the DSD data unchanged. DXD =... read more

2012 Head-Fi Holiday Gift Guide (Computer Audio)

  • by joeAdministrator

  Introduction Head-Fi Meets Don't Forget the Music Over-Ear In-Ear Wireless Gaming Amps & Other Gear Summit-Fi Power Corner Headphone Cables Desktop Audio Portable Devices Computer Audio Computer Audio   Lavry Engineering LavryBlack DA11 ($1480) DAC/headphone amp www.lavryengineering.com Lavry Engineering sent me a LavryBlack DA11 years ago to demo, and I was so impressed I ended up buying it. When I finally tired of carrying it to my office and back, I picked up a second one. Lavry gear is used in some of the most prestigious... read more

2012 Head-Fi Holiday Gift Guide (Portable Devices)

  Introduction Head-Fi Meets Don't Forget the Music Over-Ear In-Ear Wireless Gaming Amps & Other Gear Summit-Fi Power Corner Headphone Cables Desktop Audio Portable Devices Computer Audio         iDevice DACs These last couple of years we've seen the emergence and refinement of iDevice DAC products. These devices allow you to take the music digitally and... read more

2012 Head-Fi Holiday Gift Guide (Desktop Audio)

  Introduction Head-Fi Meets Don't Forget the Music Over-Ear In-Ear Wireless Gaming Amps & Other Gear Summit-Fi Power Corner Headphone Cables Desktop Audio Portable Devices Computer Audio                     DESKTOP AUDIO (Yes, Loudspeakers!) Even Head-Fi'ers occasionally hang up... read more

2012 Head-Fi Holiday Gift Guide (Headphone Cables)

  Introduction Head-Fi Meets Don't Forget the Music Over-Ear In-Ear Wireless Gaming Amps & Other Gear Summit-Fi Power Corner Headphone Cables Desktop Audio Portable Devices Computer Audio               HEADPHONE CABLES One of the most popular modifications Head-Fi'ers make to their high-end headphones is to replace their... read more

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