I have been using Rockbox on my Clip+ for a month or so.
Since 3 days I have a hifiman RE0 and before I had Brainwavz M1, not using an amp. I just realize how good it is when I use the original interface and just don't want that crappy interface anymore. But now I discovered something that really worries me. I could hear artifacts befor with 160kbit ogg and even on higher bitrate mp3's when there was a silence during a song. I did not care about it, because it is possible of course. My equipment just lets me notice it.
Now I even notice some hiss with 1 FLAC file in particular. The song is Blowing in the wind and it just sounds so damn harsch, like resonance when you start speaking in a microphone.
I thiught somehow the file must be corrupt, so recoded the song from CD and put it on the player again. Same thing... Then I tried the original player/interface and none of that resonance but a small background noisy sound that is just barely noticable.
Anybody had this before? Is there a cure?
UPDATE: I converted the flac to a 400kbit Wavpack and that has none of the resonance, noise or harshness. I find this a bit troublesome. The harshness with the original flac and rockbox also is audible with my sennheiser hd201.
Edited by s0lar - 11/25/10 at 2:51pm