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And this is my favorite Boris track! What a guy...


Just listened to that album earlier today. Not really my favorite. I'm not a huge fan of incredibly long songs.
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Just listened to that album earlier today. Not really my favorite. I'm not a huge fan of incredibly long songs.

Long songs have a mysterious appeal on me. For some reason the longest songs on any kind of album usually turn out to be my favorit ones.
The average length of a song in my music library is around 7 minutes :|

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I once stumbled over a thread where a guy explained why silver cables do sound exactly 5.3 times better than copper ones. Something about particle physics or whatever. He was either a really really good professional troll or a lunatic.

Nah, I can hear that myself. Only to a certain extend though.
320kbs MP3 vs. 564kbs FLAC? Nope, does sound exactly the same to me.
256kbs MP3 vs. 978kbs FLAC? Jup, the FLAC does sound better.
I even have some rips where I believe to hear a difference between the 320kbs and FLAC version. But only a few.
FLAC vs. WAV....does sound exactly the same to me.
I still think some people really go above and beyond with the whole file format thing....people who claim to hear like a 10kbs difference. BS, if you ask me.

 

You already know about the 75/25 tests I did, though they were only casual, to hear for myself. And that wasn't even with anything under 320 kbps. Like I've said before, most of the time, the differences are either very small or inaudible. But with the song I mentioned from the Higurashi soundtrack, there is a very noticeable difference. For one, the bass sounds tinny compared to full and punchy. Everything else sounds pretty bad in comparison too, like turning up the treble too much on an equalizer.

 

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Dude.
 


Have you ever gone through the whole Golden Ears song and dance?

https://www.goldenears.philips.com/en/index.html

Really interesting!
Never made it through all the gold level stuff. The last three or so challenges are too much for my puny ears.

 

I did say easy comparison, didn't I? :D

 

Only heard of it. May try it out someday.

 

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Yeaaaaaaaah......a lot of my classical music have those tags. That's why I've been going through things manually, which takes forever, but at least you get what you want.

It's hard to look up composers for songs sometimes, and I'm trying to include the label information from CDs, if available.

I'm still having a hard time how to name Asian songs. Do I put the English/romanised names, English/Asian text, English/Asian text/romanised; English/Romanised doesn't seem proper for Cantonese songs though since I don't know the right syntax and there are very few Chinese character-romanised Cantonese translators. >.>

Even just tagging English songs bugs me sometimes. Often a CD will have the track names IN ALL CAPS; do I do the same? Do I type them like normal titles? Bah, I hate making such seemingly trivial decisions...

 

I am meticulous with the way I tag things. I may publish a guide someday...though I am not as strict for the things you described. For now, here are a few things I do.

 

Personally, I usually use English titles for everything except album titles.

 

For Japanese (etc.) songs with Romaji song titles (as well as any other non-English song titles in the Latin alphabet) and songs which only list Japanese characters, I simply tag them with rough (or official, if available) English translations.

 

If you want to be more thorough, you could list the Romaji with English translation in parentheses.

 

If non-Asian English song titles are listed in all caps, this is typically aesthetic, to go with the album art design and so on.

 

With few exceptions, I standardize all titles. That means the first letter of each word is capitalized, including words like to and for, since there are actually dozens (if not hundreds) of words like that with ambiguous rules on capitalization.

 

If it is a Japanese album where they have Some Songs Capitalized Normally, other songs IN ALL CAPS, and other songs with no capitalization, I may go with the way it's listed, frustrating though it may be.

 

I am very specific with the way I list things that are not part of the song title itself. Example:

 

Song Title (Song Subtitle) [feat. Artist, Artist & Other Artist] [DJ Guy remix]

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Only heard of it. May try it out someday.

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

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Not bad. Kinda reminds me of Boris.

Hello~

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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.gif

It's simple. You do the test. If you have golden ears you report back, and if you don't have golden ears you simply keep quiet and keep boasting.ph34r.gif
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I feel ya' bro....... tagging troubles...
One thing I don't like about xACT is that it leaves an encoder tag filled in.




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Is it one of those white ones? you should sell it when it becomes vintage biggrin.gif

Yeah, one of those white plastic 13" ones. It's a 2008 model.
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.
LOL old Mac OS desktop (Click to show)
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I also almost died laughing at this
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Battery Life ≤ 1 hour



@Music Alchemist
You should add the Zune HD to your mega wishlist. It certainly has some value.
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post #122873 of 138078
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Hello~

Yo.

Where'd you get that awesome double-necked guitar?
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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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.

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

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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.

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