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post #31 of 35
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As an update to this thread, there is an article that seems to imply that 100% of original audio would have to come from DSD, which is equivalent to 24 bit 192kHz. 

 

Reference: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/neil-young-mp3-dsd-digital-music-audio,news-14088.html

post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by Somnambulist View Post

Ha, of course they didn't verify the checksums, who needs logic in hifi? Did they have a WAV player to plug? Or extol the virtues of CD players because computers aren't 'reliable'? I'm surprised nobody has started selling audiophile hard drives (sounds better!), motherboards (sound better!), or processors (sound better!!) yet, which of course would just be rebranded copies of existing components, but that wouldn't matter would it, as they'd clearly sound better. The woo in digital audio is the strongest yet - 'proprietary quantum process', vibration dampening for solid state gear... it's no wonder my engineer/electronics friends think audiophiles are a joke and I have to convince them not to tar me with the same brush.


You know, you mock, but I would buy those components if they were made and real effort were put into it, not just "contains Dr. Dre, smells like beats" type advertising.  This is why, my Case is decently quite now (LIAN LI PC-A71F), but I've got an old raptor HDD in there that vibrates the whole drive cage when it's writing.  My last case had the sound card just not touching the PSU, which meant noise issues despite having a quality PSU.  My motherboard now (GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3) leaks noise from my USB midi adapter when my keyboard is turned on, and my video card has a small pulse detonation engine attached to the top of it.  I've not had a problem with my 
CPU yet though, but upgrading from a single core (from before dual cores were a choice) to a six core chip and 8GiB of memory has improved my media experience significantly.

I would consider a solid state drive a huge audiophile upgrade, they aren't marketed much by that angle, but they've got the audiophile pricing about right.

 

I know these issue's weren't really your point, but I felt like you were ignoring that there are other significant variables to a good PC for music listening, or production. 

 

post #33 of 35

I know, I'm well aware. I have all my music on a micro server which is kept well away from the listening area. This is accessed via my Mac Mini which is dead quiet, outputs bit-perfeclty to my DAC etc etc. There's SIlentPCReview for more tradiational desktop building, but it's woo-free, objectively tested for db levels and so on which is what I'd use if I was making a media PC rather than spending thousands on some pre-made 'audiophile' PC.

 

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Originally Posted by sexiewasd View Post


You know, you mock, but I would buy those components if they were made and real effort were put into it, not just "contains Dr. Dre, smells like beats" type advertising.  This is why, my Case is decently quite now (LIAN LI PC-A71F), but I've got an old raptor HDD in there that vibrates the whole drive cage when it's writing.  My last case had the sound card just not touching the PSU, which meant noise issues despite having a quality PSU.  My motherboard now (GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3) leaks noise from my USB midi adapter when my keyboard is turned on, and my video card has a small pulse detonation engine attached to the top of it.  I've not had a problem with my 
CPU yet though, but upgrading from a single core (from before dual cores were a choice) to a six core chip and 8GiB of memory has improved my media experience significantly.

I would consider a solid state drive a huge audiophile upgrade, they aren't marketed much by that angle, but they've got the audiophile pricing about right.

 

I know these issue's weren't really your point, but I felt like you were ignoring that there are other significant variables to a good PC for music listening, or production. 

 



 

post #34 of 35

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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

"He (Neil Young) says that your average MP3 file only contains about five percent of the audio from an original recording and he says Apple Lossless only offers "10.3 percent." "


What percentage of his brain do you think Neil Young is using?

post #35 of 35

87.6% of all statistics are made-up on the spot. wink.gif

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