Originally Posted by Pasiasty
Is there some Golden Ears representant reading this? Has anyone reported crashes when compilation album is playing? I wrote them an email but didn't get any answer. Also, I bought paid version through app interface but iTunes shows I'm using free version so I can't write a comment about Pro version.
One thing to note: Golden Ears is a pretty small group, and a majority (if not all of them) are Korean, therefore hindering their communication with English-speaking users. A GE rep is most probably nonexistent; however, they are still rather active. I could safely assume that none of the staff in GE took a step inside this forum.
Seems like they don't read comments anyway...
Well, that's most likely because they can't.
Concerning your predicament, I don't have any compilations at all so I couldn't really provide any more useful information (sorry). However, I'd like to add my own little complaint: Accudio is really laggy when buffering lossless tracks. I have yet to report if this is a hardware issue (I use an iPod Touch 4G), but this has happened in both the Free and Pro versions. I haven't tested it on my iPad 3 yet, however.
In all honesty, I don't think GE gives a s**t about issues on lag; though the last update reduced the bug crashes on my iPod to dust. They probably still care, but not that much.
Audessey Media Player looks promising and has a similar system to GE, if you're looking for an alternative. Plus, the staff there speak English (and are possibly Caucasian), so their customer service is more accessible to us. (Speaking of which, their customer service is quite active.) However, their developers are actually pretty broke, seeing as they don't have even a pair that could be considered high-end. Still, I really like their user interface and rather faster response on an older device like mine. Still, it was leagues behind the 300+ pairs that GE has tested and measured.
I would also like to include a little side-note: Rin Choi, known here for his precise measurements of headphones, has stated that GE's reference standard is bass-boosted, which essentially disproves their claim of "ture, hi-fi sound." Rin has some evidence, too, which could be viewed in his blog. I'm too lazy to put up links, so you could Google that if you so choose. Anyway, that basically means that GE's measurements are actually wrong.
...Not that it actually matters. GE's Reference mode does in fact have a simple 5-band EQ to turn down the bass and hopefully take another step closer to experiencing true flat sound.