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post #16 of 46
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Originally Posted by kunalraiker View Post


I do have a mackbook pro,,probably the quietest laptop out there. But all my music is in FLAC and I don't want to convert it to M4A.i don't want to use iTunes.
 


There are a couple other OSX players you can check out.  If you have an iTouch/Phone, VLC can play music, and there's a remote app for it.  XBMC offers a similar suite.  For a strictly music player, Play might be a nifty option.

post #17 of 46
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Originally Posted by kunalraiker View Post


I do have a mackbook pro,,probably the quietest laptop out there. But all my music is in FLAC and I don't want to convert it to M4A.i don't want to use iTunes.

 


Then just use a different player!

Since you do not want to use iTunes to play those FLAC files, or to convert them.

post #18 of 46
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Originally Posted by Hybrys View Post


There are a couple other OSX players you can check out.  If you have an iTouch/Phone, VLC can play music, and there's a remote app for it.  XBMC offers a similar suite.  For a strictly music player, Play might be a nifty option.



Would there be any player which could play FLAC similar to foobar2000 with wasapi

post #19 of 46
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Originally Posted by kunalraiker View Post

Would there be any player which could play FLAC similar to foobar2000 with wasapi


Any of those apps should play music bitperfectly automatically via CoreAudio.  They might not look the same, but Play/XBMC both have decent interfaces for Audio.  (VLC's music interface leaves something to be desired.)

post #20 of 46

The MacBook pro is very quiet, mechanically and electronically. Even its analog out is good. IMO, though, if you're going to use a Mac, you should use iTunes. It works perfectly with OSX and you can configure the interface to do what you want, from a simple list that allows you a lot of fields (song, album, artist, composer, genre) to choose or not, to a full graphic interface with cover art scrolling. I can understand some people not being into the more elaborate choices. Just don't make them. What you will get for your trouble is a quiet, trouble-free system that automatically does bit perfect through Core Audio, automatic switching of sample rates through plug ins like Pure Music, and superior codecs (a 128kbps AAC sounds as good as a 256kbps mp3, 320 is almost impossible to discern from lossless, losselss is, well, lossless). Is it slow? It seems pretty much instantaneous to me, but I'm not really in a big hurry when listening to music. That's my relaxing time.

 

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post #21 of 46

WHY are so many people pushing Macs lately?  They're extremely expensive, and Windows computers do better at pretty much everything, given the time to work with them.

 

They're noisy, unreliable (lolMBP issues with graphic switching.  New technology doesn't need to be tested.), and incompatible with 90% of software available.

 

Also, 320k vs Lossless matters the more you scale up your system.  Hell, I ABXed 93% with just an onboard audio and SRH440s.


Edited by Hybrys - 5/17/10 at 11:43am
post #22 of 46


 

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Originally Posted by kunalraiker View Post

Would there be any player which could play FLAC similar to foobar2000 with wasapi


With wasapi? Well since wasapi stand for Windows Audio Session API that does not make sense... ;)

But any player should be able to play back bit-perfect through Core Audio. Play, Cog, Songbird, VLC, to name a few.

 

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Originally Posted by Hybrys View Post

WHY are so many people pushing Macs lately?  They're extremely expensive, and Windows computers do better at pretty much everything, given the time to work with them.

 

They're noisy, unreliable (lolMBP issues with graphic switching.  New technology doesn't need to be tested.), and incompatible with 90% of software available.

 


Well, let me rephrase that question. WHY are so many people dissing Macs lately?

To many of us they make more sense than Windows computers, hence we are willing to pay some extra money to get one.

 

They are compatible with way more software than the average Windows computer. Since Mac OS X can run Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and almost any MS Windows (using WINE) application.

 

Have you actually owned and used one over time?


Edited by krmathis - 5/17/10 at 12:39pm
post #23 of 46
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post

 

Well, let me rephrase that question. WHY are so many people dissing Macs lately?

To many of us they make more sense than Windows computers, hence we are willing to pay some extra money to get one.

 

They are compatible with way more software than the average Windows computer. Since Mac OS X can run Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and almost any MS Windows (using WINE) application.

 

Have you actually owned and used one over time?


It's mostly just me dissing on the Mac.  I didn't think OSX has an emulation protocol similar to WINE.  And I have owned a Mac.  And I want to own another one, but the price is off, and so are many fanboy notions of their products.

post #24 of 46
Yes, the pattern is clear. People who can't afford a Mac are usually the first spreading misinformation and negativity about Apple's products trying to type on their $200 netbooks. I understand if somebody cannot afford a premium product and forced to compromise to something cheaper, but to diss it because of that reason is not cool.
post #25 of 46

There are plenty of quiet laptops out there that run Windows 7. You need to find a laptop review site that makes noise a priority in their reviews. www.notebookcheck.com is such a site. MacBook typically runs around 31db and there are plenty of Win 7 notebooks that do the same.

post #26 of 46
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Originally Posted by warp08 View Post

Yes, the pattern is clear. People who can't afford a Mac are usually the first spreading misinformation and negativity about Apple's products trying to type on their $200 netbooks. I understand if somebody cannot afford a premium product and forced to compromise to something cheaper, but to diss it because of that reason is not cool.


So, because I'm not conforming to your standards, I'm poor and lower status.

 

I love the Apple fanboy attitude.  The MBP is not a premium product.  It is inferior, technically speaking, even at running OSX.

 

Name one piece of misinformation I've spread.


Edited by Hybrys - 5/17/10 at 1:53pm
post #27 of 46


 

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Originally Posted by pzm9pzm9 View Post

hi guys,

 

I am currently running Desktop -> DAC -> Amp. The problem with my desktop is that its graphic card is noisy as hell. (ATI 4870x2)

So I'm thinking of buying a new laptop just for the headphone system.  Apple looks nice but I have never used Mac before. I am looking for a quiet laptop that I can run foobar (I hate iTunes) and bit perfect. (something like WASAPI)

Any suggestion? How do those little macbooks do? Do they have SPIDF on the back? Will iTunes run faster on Macs? (iTunes runs pretty slow and dull on my desktop but I would love have the remote control feature with my iPod touch) Any PC based laptop that runs quiet? I'm open to anything... It doesn't have to be a laptop. HELP!!!

 

BEST



Try Ati tray tool, work well for me but i need to lower the fan everytime i powered the computer because its so damn noisy ... bloody little fans.

 

Another option is a CD player, very easy to use and force you to listen to the music instead of doing something else on a computer.


Edited by Omega17TheTrue - 5/17/10 at 2:03pm
post #28 of 46

For playing Flac's i would recommend using the app play, its very fast and streamlined, and small too, runs even faster than iTunes on your mac.

post #29 of 46

My Home set up "H" in my sig, is really quiet. I just have all my music on a portable HDD and with closed headphones, I can't even tell my machine is there unless I actually look at it.. 

post #30 of 46
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Originally Posted by warp08 View Post

Yes, the pattern is clear. People who can't afford a Mac are usually the first spreading misinformation and negativity about Apple's products trying to type on their $200 netbooks. I understand if somebody cannot afford a premium product and forced to compromise to something cheaper, but to diss it because of that reason is not cool.


Hmm, my current computer uses top end components and its more expensive than a Mac.

 

Why I diss Mac is not I can't afford it but its a piece of outdated hardware that is.

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