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post #166 of 233
Very useful, thanks! Also someone gave a more descriptive definition of "lush" quoted here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/n...1/#post5961830
post #167 of 233

What is 'grain' ?

I searched the thread for a definition of 'grain' but couldn't find one. Can someone explain what is meant when there is 'grain' in the sound? An example, maybe? Thanks.

cheers!
post #168 of 233
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Originally Posted by the_equalizer View Post
I searched the thread for a definition of 'grain' but couldn't find one. Can someone explain what is meant when there is 'grain' in the sound? An example, maybe? Thanks.

cheers!
Grainy is in the list
post #169 of 233
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A question:definition of "clarity"?
See Clear (see Transparent)
post #170 of 233
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Audio Terms for the Less Informed:
PART I: THE LETTER 'A'


Aggressive - Forward and bright sonic character.
Example: Bob's hearing loss was due to his aggressive headphones. His hair loss was due to his aggressive wife.

Airy - Spacious. Open. Good reproduction of high frequency reflections. High frequency response extends to 15 or 20 kHz.
Example: As Grandma sat listening to the Grateful Dead, she yelled, "Jesus, this headroom is airy!"

Ambience - Impression of an acoustic space, such as the performing hall in which a recording was made.
Example: The Journey album, Frontiers, has all the ambience of a rock concert in the men's room.

Analytical - Highly detailed.
Example: These Ety's are so analytical, I can hear the drummer fart.

Articulate - Intelligibility of voice(s) and instruments and the interactions between them.
Example: These headphones are so articulate, you can hear Milli from Vanilli.
post #171 of 233
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Very useful, thanks! Also someone gave a more descriptive definition of "lush" quoted here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/n...1/#post5961830
I've added it
post #172 of 233
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I'm pleased to see that people still find this useful. I've also noticed that this compliation (or parts) have been posted elsewhere.
post #173 of 233
Just as language reference books are indispensable, so is this. Thanks.
post #174 of 233
What's the difference between sub-bass and mid-bass (and all the other levels of bass)?
Is the booming sound you "feel" from a car's sub-woofer mainly sub-bass?
thanks
post #175 of 233
bump
post #176 of 233
Sticky this!!! I will use this thread, oh yeah.
post #177 of 233
thx for sharing~~~
post #178 of 233
What does "LOD" stand for? Line Out...?
post #179 of 233
@fordgtlover: fantastic thread.. keep up the good work!!

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What does "LOD" stand for? Line Out...?
line out dock... not directly related to describing sound.
post #180 of 233
Thank you OP, this is a very helpful and informative thread for newbie such as myself.
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