Originally Posted by Prog Rock Man
I have searched about, but there is no clear answer to the question of "what does jitter sound like?"
Having read up on the subject, particularly the huge thread on the Benchmark DAC, I had convinced myself that jitter is a major problem. Now I am not so sure as there is so little on audible jitter and what it sounds like.
I get occasional cracks in the sound, is that jitter? Or does jitter reduce clarity?
So I thought I would resurrect a thread to try again and find out if there is an answer to this.
Occasional cracks in sound is not jitter. It could be a myriad of things, more than likely buffer issues. When I listen with my network drive I have to adjust my buffer length, if not I get dropouts. Once adjusted everything is great. When I listen with my local HD, my buffer goes back to where it was.
Jitter is inaudible. If it is not then I must have missed it..
Jitter is something we want to remove, however, can't hear. It goes to show that after a 3.5 year bump of this thread there is no clear answer on its audibility. The more you read about it the more confused you'll get. The more you'll want to hear it, the more frustrated you'll get...Let's listen to the music and not worry about "What Is And What Should Never Be"...BUT, If it is then let's make it inaudible.