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post #106 of 169
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


:) im sorry that you can't ABX. are your headphones jsut not up to it? or is it that you just got a good 320. ehh whatevers. it could be anything from DAC, to amp to anything that affects it. 


Huh? I said I could ABX between them, it just wasn't a significant enough a difference for me to want to go through my entire music collection and FLACify it. 

 

post #107 of 169
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Huh? I said I could ABX between them, it just wasn't a significant enough a difference for me to want to go through my entire music collection and FLACify it. 

 



To me the difference is enough. the background hiss. the artifacts. the vocals that aren't as seperated and as high during those super jam moments when the song really gets rolling. stuff like that. and sorry man. thougth i saw an "can't" instead of a "can"

post #108 of 169

What other OSTs have you listened to on the HD650s Jellygoose?

post #109 of 169
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Like the other guy said. it depends on how the person encoded the 320. but from my cases. there is a definite difference from my MP3's and the flac's i got from doki. the clipping problem jillygoose stated was not in the flac i downloaded. but then again. he was talking of the YUI version. i only have normal one. but depending on which headphones you got. as long as it's over $100...you will hear the difference. since the majority of 320 OST's on the web...are not that good. the problems they include. are what i wrote above
"here are some artifacts in 320 sometimes that give it away. but the biggest one. is background. the background sound seperation, instrumetns whatever, and the hiss. the majority of my 320 OST's all have these problems. my FLAC's don't."

 

so..are the majority of 320's...disease to the ears? absolutley not. other than the small differences i stated. when you are going to work or class...you will not notice them, they will sound just fine.(again, the majority of MP3's have these background sound and not as high and seperated vocals, fine for normal use, but there are those special ones...that just plain suck) however,...want best sound? FLAC


 



:) im sorry that you can't ABX. are your headphones jsut not up to it? or is it that you just got a good 320. ehh whatevers. it could be anything from DAC, to amp to anything that affects it. 



Okay. Good. Plus, I'm ordering the CD so I think I should be fine. Just need to look for something that can rip to MP3 320kb, FLAC, or WAV. I know x264 is a video encoder but can it do sound? And if it does, does it do it good?

post #110 of 169
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Okay. Good. Plus, I'm ordering the CD so I think I should be fine. Just need to look for something that can rip to MP3 320kb, FLAC, or WAV. I know x264 is a video encoder but can it do sound? And if it does, does it do it good?



many people use Exact Audio Copy 
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
 

however...i just use itunes :/ I use it to encode into ALAC. if i want a flac. i use dbpoweramp to re encode it into a flac...and since they are both lossless, they will have no quality loss. if you want MP3...dbpoweramp can also do it. itunes also has an AAC, and MP3 encoder. is it any good? haven't used it. but sine it's in itunes it should be good.

 

so yeah. tools of the trade for me:

itunes

dbpoweramp

 

post #111 of 169
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many people use Exact Audio Copy 
http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/
 

however...i just use itunes :/ I use it to encode into ALAC. if i want a flac. i use dbpoweramp to re encode it into a flac...and since they are both lossless, they will have no quality loss. if you want MP3...dbpoweramp can also do it. itunes also has an AAC, and MP3 encoder. is it any good? haven't used it. but sine it's in itunes it should be good.

 

so yeah. tools of the trade for me:

itunes

dbpoweramp

 



Anything else everybody?

post #112 of 169
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Anything else everybody?



that's it basically, i asked this question on sound science and got many  professional replies. unless you hear something wrong...any one of them works. all the encoders in itunes are top quality btw. it seems EAC doesn't do AAC's well at all after surfing around the web. so yeah. if you use FLAC's and like to be sure. just go with EAC

post #113 of 169

Go to hydrogen audio for guides on how to set it up properly.

post #114 of 169
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post

Go to hydrogen audio for guides on how to set it up properly.



Yeah, I don't have it, but I also heard it wasn't user friendly :/ I'll stick with iTunes for now. My AIFF and ALAC files are all I need.

post #115 of 169
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Yeah, I don't have it, but I also heard it wasn't user friendly :/ I'll stick with iTunes for now. My AIFF and ALAC files are all I need.



LOL yes, it is VERY un-user friendly. It is not fun to set up at all.

post #116 of 169
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I wasn't able to get Yui version. other than the kinda weird high vocals(as in a bit annoying) I hear no cracks and pops,. I have the FLAC

Tested wtih both Shure SRH 440 STudio and HFI 580 through 2010 MAcbook pro. I hear no metallic pops from clipping, or over excursion from needign too much power(my headphones don't require muchpower)

 

 



The problem is a lot less pronounced in the non-Yui version, I can barely hear it (and probably wouldn't hear it at all if I hadn't been intensively listening for it)..

For comparison, it's impossible to hear it in the non-Yui version using my alessandro MS-1s.


 

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What other OSTs have you listened to on the HD650s Jellygoose?


You name it - I have probably listened to it :p

 


Edited by Jellygoose - 12/17/11 at 5:30am
post #117 of 169
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The problem is a lot less pronounced in the non-Yui version, I can barely hear it (and probably wouldn't hear it at all if I hadn't been intensively listening for it)..
For comparison, it's impossible to hear it in the non-Yui version using my alessandro MS-1s.


 


You name it - I have probably listened to it tongue.gif

Eva, cowboy bebop, full metal alchemist(original), Xam'd, and Metropolis are some of my favorites. Every single Miyazaki film ost ai like as well. The ones by Joe Hisaishi at least. Also anything with Shiro Sagisu. Oh! And the gundam wing osts.
post #118 of 169
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The problem is a lot less pronounced in the non-Yui version, I can barely hear it (and probably wouldn't hear it at all if I hadn't been intensively listening for it)..

For comparison, it's impossible to hear it in the non-Yui version using my alessandro MS-1s.


 



I can't hear it through my Mac. Or anything for that matter on either my Shure's or Ultrasone's at that part. I haven't listened to the whole song so there might be other parts that might have that problem..but I wouldn't notice, since i only tried those parts

post #119 of 169
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post



that's it basically, i asked this question on sound science and got many  professional replies. unless you hear something wrong...any one of them works. all the encoders in itunes are top quality btw. it seems EAC doesn't do AAC's well at all after surfing around the web. so yeah. if you use FLAC's and like to be sure. just go with EAC



Okay. Good to know.

post #120 of 169
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Originally Posted by B-Dawk20 View Post


Eva, cowboy bebop, full metal alchemist(original), Xam'd, and Metropolis are some of my favorites. Every single Miyazaki film ost ai like as well. The ones by Joe Hisaishi at least. Also anything with Shiro Sagisu. Oh! And the gundam wing osts.


My Favorite OST songs

Code Geass R2 OST-

Check Mate

Nunnally

Continued Story

 

All the Code Geass OP and ED's

 

RomeoXJuliet OP

 

All Gundam Seed/Destiny OP and ED

 

Gundam Wing OP's

 

Clannad-Dango Daikazakou :))))))))

 

Eureka Seven OP's

 

Angel Beats OP and ED

 

Yeah..other than Code Geass. I don't really pay attention much to the background sound tracks in the anime's(i should though)

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