Originally Posted by shamu144
Xdanny, that seem to be a very smart idea, using a quality resampler. Is the Foobar resampler transparent enough though ?
The fact that you hear very little differences between both sampling rates makes me think as well that your HiFace comes with the original MEC oscillators. Are you using a stock or modified HiFace by the way.
As already mentionned by Regal, we are really talking significant degradation of the sound between the 2 versions of the stock HiFace, at least for multiples of 44.1kHz, and in my system (Lavry DA11 and Beyer DT48). I will also A/B both version with a more forgiving ring (LD mkIII & Sony CD900ST) to see if my conclusions remain valid.
Regal, I am glad you are back and contributing to this thread. After all the expectations the HiFace had raised, I was myself very disappointed by what M2Tech had done, despite not beeing among the "victims". Considering how well the HiFace is selling, more people out there have been promised gold and received carbon. This is why I started this thread.
Same here, I'm glad to see Regal back! Yeah, that was pretty lame of Marco to not want to accept your unit because you had opened it, especially given the fact that it is because of people like jkeny, you and others who opened up their units, modded them and made them sound better that there is so much positive buzz on the net now about the hiFace!!
I am using the modded version, jkeny did it for me. I do believe that my system is transparent enough, but in this business you cannot be too sure...
I do not know if the foobar resampler is transparent enough, I have never used it before since I never apply any DSP to my music. Perhaps other posters that have more experience using it can chime in as far as that is concerned.
It seemed to me however that it is fairly transparent, but again I'd prefer some input on that. I first played with lower sampler rates, around 22 and went up from there just to see what that resampler does. I did notice differences/sound degradations going down below 32 or so, but that should be normal.
From what I understood reading this thread, there should be a difference switching back and forth between the 44 and 48 sampling rates. In my case, I firmly believe - just like I stated in my earlier post above - that the two rates sound identical, or if there is a difference the 44.1 sounds a tiny bit better. This is assuming the resampler in foobar is transparent enough. This begs the question, would using the same song correctly encoded both at 44 and 48 provide a more accurate test in order to avoid using the resampler?
Edited by xdanny - 7/23/10 at 7:14am