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bit rates of FLAC files actually aren't all the significant though?

I mean... it's lossless, just like putting a wav into a zip.

 

In theory, all lossless encodings should sound the same during playback; in reality, many people (including famous studio professionals) have reported hearing small or large differences between compressed lossless and uncompressed, and even greater differences if there is more compressions of the lossless files. This has been debated all over the Internet, so I'm not trying to create another one; I'm just stating the fact that under certain circumstances, some have experienced this, whether it is in their mind or real.

 

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Not bad. Kinda reminds me of Boris.

This is one of my favorites.

 

I have a limited two-disc edition of this collaboration between Sunn O))) and Boris.

post #122867 of 149467
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You tried to natively install Linux on OS X? It is possible, but hardware support was very lacking back then. I'm not sure how it is now, but I installed Ubuntu and Windows XP on my 2008 aluminum MacBook back in 2009.

Yes. Trackpad didn't work properly, headphone port didn't work and I had bad wi-fi connectivity.
post #122868 of 149467
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

In theory, all lossless encodings should sound the same during playback; in reality, many people (including famous studio professionals) have reported hearing small or large differences between compressed lossless and uncompressed, and even greater differences if there is more compressions of the lossless files. This has been debated all over the Internet, so I'm not trying to create another one; I'm just stating the fact that under certain circumstances, some have experienced this, whether it is in their mind or real.

Mathematically speaking there is no difference.
Therefore there is no difference.

Q.E.D.
post #122869 of 149467
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Oh is someone here afraid of finding out that he has wooden ears? :atsmile:

 

More like I have better things to do...

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

You should add the Zune HD to your mega wishlist. It certainly has some value.
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LOL. Doesn't interest me, unless it can sound better than a DX90.

post #122870 of 149467
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Originally Posted by b1o2r3i4s5 View Post

 
bit rates of FLAC files actually aren't all the significant though?
I mean... it's lossless, just like putting a wav into a zip.

In theory, all lossless encodings should sound the same during playback; in reality, many people (including famous studio professionals) have reported hearing small or large differences between compressed lossless and uncompressed, and even greater differences if there is more compressions of the lossless files. This has been debated all over the Internet, so I'm not trying to create another one; I'm just stating the fact that under certain circumstances, some have experienced this, whether it is in their mind or real.
It's probably due to improper testing conditions again.
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/blogs/mitchco/flac-vs-wav-part-2-final-results-155/
post #122871 of 149467
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Originally Posted by Tilpo View Post

Mathematically speaking there is no difference.
Therefore there is no difference.

Q.E.D.

 

This only necessarily applies for the stored files, not the files during playback, since there are more factors involved.

 

I said I didn't want to create a debate, but the logic behind the perceived difference is that certain components do not play the file as well if they have to work harder to decompress it in real-time. (And yes, I know this task is a very easy one to perform.) This line of reasoning also serves to boost the appeal of memory players and the like.

post #122872 of 149467
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

It's probably due to improper testing conditions again.
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/blogs/mitchco/flac-vs-wav-part-2-final-results-155/

 

I've read that. It's a good test, but only uses a limited range of equipment. To really disprove these assertions, you would have to do the test using the systems of the people who made the claims, since the entire reason it supposedly sounds different is due to limitations and/or complications of said equipment.

post #122873 of 149467
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More like I have better things to do...

Like writing songs about everybodies favorite chuckle**** Lightning, right?

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Is anyone playing nosgoth this weekend? This **** is so much fun!
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post
 

Like writing songs about everybodies favorite chuckle**** Lightning, right?

 

That had immense sentimental value, though! (Plus, it made a few people laugh.) Doing a hearing test is too boring for my tastes, until I start publishing audio reviews, at which time it would be of more practical use.

 

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Is anyone playing nosgoth this weekend? This **** is so much fun!

 

Heyyy buddy! Haven't talked to ya in awhile. :normal_smile :

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

It's probably due to improper testing conditions again.
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/blogs/mitchco/flac-vs-wav-part-2-final-results-155/

I've read that. It's a good test, but only uses a limited range of equipment. To really disprove these assertions, you would have to do the test using the systems of the people who made the claims, since the entire reason it supposedly sounds different is due to limitations and/or complications of said equipment.
Well I would trust these objective tests over others' undisclosed methods' claims, which don't have any real value behind them. Besides, if it really were due to other equipment, then I think it would be the fault of the equipment and not the file format itself, as concluded in Part 1 of the above test. I have yet to see statistically significant evidence that the format itself sounds different.
post #122877 of 149467
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Originally Posted by Spada05 View Post

Is anyone playing nosgoth this weekend? This **** is so much fun!

I heard it's like L4D with vampires and magic. I'm slightly interested....
Steam name plox.

 

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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

That had immense sentimental value, though! (Plus, it made a few people laugh.) Doing a hearing test is too boring for my tastes, until I start publishing audio reviews, at which time it would be of more practical use.

No interest in boosting your audiophool ego? Wow. People here on HF went nuts with this test when it first came out.

post #122878 of 149467

Nosgoth is actually decent? I was so damned disappointed to see Squeenix reduce the once great LoK to some F2P ********. I really hope they take that dormant franchise and breathe some life back into it since vampires are hotter now than they've been in forever. 

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post
 

Nosgoth is actually decent? I was so damned disappointed to see Squeenix reduce the once great LoK to some F2P ********. I really hope they take that dormant franchise and breathe some life back into it since vampires are hotter now than they've been in forever. 

Are they?

post #122880 of 149467
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One thing I don't like about xACT is that it leaves an encoder tag filled in.

You tried to natively install Linux on OS X? It is possible, but hardware support was very lacking back then. I'm not sure how it is now, but I installed Ubuntu and Windows XP on my 2008 aluminum MacBook back in 2009.

Isn't there a setting for that?

 

btw, did I mention my server is actually a mac mini?

I deeply regret getting it now but hey, it's usable.

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