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post #16 of 21

Gotcha.

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by dsp0704 View Post

Thanks for the great tips. I will definitely try those iTunes alternatives since I have some (not much) 24/96.

I wish Foobar2000 worked on mac osx :(



Check this out. http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by zhenya View Post

I just want to know what the justification is for all this conversation about other programs sounding better than iTunes, since most of us here are also interested in bit-perfect.  Both statements can't possibly be true.

Many people, including audiophiles, also used to believe that Audion sounded better than SoundJam:
Jeff Robbin then asked us a funny question that had obviously been percolating for a while: "Does Audion do any kind of special filtering?" You see, since the beginning of time, press reviews in magazines, websites, etc., had consistently said that Audion simply sounds "better" than SoundJam, without question. It wasn't until that declaration showed up in a very respectable, high-end British Hi-Fi magazine that people started to take it even more seriously. Audion was always noted for being "richer" or "sweeter", and we were tremendously proud of our incredible results in this regard.

The only problem was: we didn't do anything. We have no idea why people heard Audion as sounding better. We certainly didn't add any special filtering or "sound better" code. Our MP3 decoding process was about as ordinary as you could get. On paper, logically, there should have been absolutely no reason why Audion would sound any better or worse than SoundJam.

Interesting, albeit long, story about the app that almost became iTunes.
Edited by Jaywalk3r - 1/23/12 at 11:10am
post #19 of 21

Think I will try bitperfect, my drobo can be noisy at times.

post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by alcyst View Post

Think I will try bitperfect, my drobo can be noisy at times.



Not sure that will help, your Drobo doesn't make noise only when reading Music, it works a lot of the time to keep your data safe and makes noise while doing that too. Drobo is known to be noisy indeed. At best you will have noise a little less often.

post #21 of 21

If your music is stored on a Drobo, or any external drive that is noisy, have you considered getting a longer cable (FW800,USB, whatever) and moving the drive further away from where you are listening?  I did that with mine (a Guardian Maximus Mini from OWC), and just locating it about 10 feet away eliminates the noise problem, even with open headphones.

 

My Mac Mini is very close, but that has an internal SSD, and is dead silent unless your ear is 6 inches away.

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