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The CDs sound better because the CD drive is nicely burned in. The silvery discs are also burned in: they have been used many times and the air friction generated as they spin has smoothed off their edges thus making them sound very polished and balanced. This is simple physics and common sense. Flac and Ape files are always the same. Checksum them the minute you create or purchase them. You'll notice that even years later they checksum the same. That's why when you play the flac or ape files they never sound burned in or polished but always edgy and raw and unbalanced. The CD matures to perfection but the file never reaches its potential. Again this is simple empirical method, basic physics and common sense. Any CS undergrad can explain it. A little known aspect of this is that lossy files, not being lossless, are capable of improving with burning in as they change subtly (lossily) with repeated use. Eventually they even become better than the source. Simple proof: after several years listening exclusively to lossy music most people start thinking it's better than lossless. QED.
Proper Audio CD-R blanks are spun in the factory for at least 300 hours before being packaged. This performs the all important initial burn-in. Then there's the real secret to Audio CD-R: the jewel case. A normal jewel case holds the CD-R firmly in place. An Audio CD-R jewel case allows the Audio CD-R to gently rotate in the case. This means that the Audio CD-R is still improving even while being transported in a shipping container or the back of a truck. It's the difference between keeping your fine wine in wine cellar or in the fridge. Most people take the CD-R out of the jewel case and never give it a second thought (or even a first one) but it's crucial to why Audio CD-R sound better than regular data CD-R. But what about the obvious audio differences between good quality and budget CD-R? Cheap CD-R blanks are manufactured of slightly cheaper plastic that is just hard enough to resist the air friction polishing effect. That's why they never sound as good. Simple.
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The question isn't what the Invicta does, its what it doesn't do. I have compiled a small list:
Drive Balanced Headphones without an adapter
Operate on Battery power
Laugh at jokes made at its own expense
Ask for directions even when it has no idea where it is
Grow a Mullet
Freak out that its going to get sucked through the bottom of the escalator if it doesn't hop off at the end
Brings a fake grocery list so that other shoppers think it has to buy the extra large box of Snickers ice cream bars because it's wife wrote it down on the shopping list for the big party and its totally not buying it for itself
Always choose self-checkout at the grocery store so it doesn't get judged when it buys 3 gallons of ice cream that everyone knows its just going to eat at home itself in one sitting
Develop callouses learning the chords to wonderwall to impress a girl who, as it turns out, only listens to doom metal
Constantly complains about said callouses so that everyone knows it plays guitar and is like, artistic and stuff.
Gets peeved no one takes its artistry seriously and fakes angst to impress upon them just how artistic it is
Spirals into depression over no one buying its angst and as a result becomes truly angst-filled and finally finds an appreciative audience but is now too screwed up to care about it
Assembles a cover band who covers covers of other cover bands
Sets up a maternity ward for animals called Pregnant Paws
Asks for "the Aniston treatment" when at the hair salon or psychotherapist
Starts a bird flu scare when insisting all carrier pigeons are carriers
Insists on carrying out all correspondence through snail mail but still ends up writing in text-speak
Thinks 'churlish' means "to act like Churchill"
Goes to job interviews and upon being asked if it has any flaws insists it only has too flaws. Being too great.
Thinks Serbians are the lowest level of "free men" as all the others are sub-Serbians
Invent a drinking game in which inebriated people play Connect 4 called Connect 8.
Totally misunderstands what it means when someone tells them they 'look pensive' as a consequence of Harry Potter being the first and last books it had read.
Uses cologne like one would use deodorant
Sells fake weighted 'spin the bottle' bottles to the same cheaters who get weighted dies for D&D.
Starts a bottled water company called Chernobyl Springs
Writes anti-climactic lists that just end