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post #121 of 179
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Originally Posted by graphidz View Post
 

 

LOL. Music fileS man. Not even videos would regularly be that big.


That's not too big a big file size at all depending on how many songs you wish to have resident on the device, in lossless format for best sound quality, which is the whole point of using an app like CanOpener.

 

I understand the efficiency of MP3 and AAC, but they have seen their better days, and were originally intended to offset the very high cost of storage media around 10-15 years ago.

 

Storage is now getting cheap enough that lossless makes the most sense if sound quality is important.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 6/6/14 at 7:43am
post #122 of 179

To devkerr,

 

I have really been enjoying CanOpener, not just for the crossfeed function but also for the little touches like the very precise volume control and the dosimeter. I would like to add one suggestion. On my computer I use a crossfeed app/room simulator called TB Isone and it does a great job of applying crossfeed, with the added advantage of a crossfeed compensation circuit that automatically balances the frequency response when crossfeed is applied. The bass boost when applying crossfeed in CanOpener is very noticeable, and I have been trying to EQ it out using the Equalizer and the Pencil EQ. Is it possible to add a crossfeed compensation circuit to CanOpener? If not, do you have any advice to balance the sound using the EQ?

 

Thanks.

post #123 of 179
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post


That's not too big a big file size at all depending on how many songs you wish to have resident on the device, in lossless format for best sound quality, which is the whole point of using an app like CanOpener.

I understand the deficiency of MP3 and AAC, but they have seen their better days, and were originally intended to offset the very high cost of storage media around 10-15 years ago.

Storage is now getting cheap enough that lossless makes the most sense if sound quality is important.

320kbps is lossless too O_o and storage isn't cheap, most people's iphones can only hold 32gb.

12gb music file would be close to 100,000kbps. That's close to 100x flac rate. Either that or it's like 100 songs tied together. Regardless the fact it can't play a 12gb file is more of a joke than a serious problem.
post #124 of 179
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post


320kbps is lossless too O_o and storage isn't cheap, most people's iphones can only hold 32gb.

12gb music file would be close to 100,000kbps. That's close to 100x flac rate. Either that or it's like 100 songs tied together. Regardless the fact it can't play a 12gb file is more of a joke than a serious problem.


The OP certainly meant multiple tracks comprising a "music file" of 12gb, in the sense that Apple forces these 3rd party music player apps to use a clunky iTunes "document" interface to add the songs.

 

I'm sure he meant a total of 12gb and not a single 12gb track.

 

320kbps is not lossless, sorry, it just isn't and please don't bother with a big debate. It isn't lossless and everyone knows it isn't, there is a definition for lossless and 320kbps doesn't fit that definition.

 

Storage is cheap enough that you can use lossless, however that does require the inconvenience of shuffling songs into and out of the device periodically. So more labor on the fie management side, but far better sound quality too with lossless.

 

Apple does charge a lot for iDevice storage, but keeping the library on the computer in lossless is certainly at this point cheap enough.

 

Off topic for this thread however.

post #125 of 179

@devkerr...

 

As you consider other headphones to add to the CanOpener library, you might be interested in the analysis here, where 2,000 headphone comparisons by head-fi'ers, as posted in the thread "Rank The Headphones That You Own," are analyzed.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/721406/how-we-rank-our-own-headphones-statistics-of-2-000-owner-rankings-compiled#post_10597847

 

Here are the headphone models most frequently appearing in those rankings, in descending order of frequency of appearance, with the right column indicating what the cumulative fraction of headphones the list down to that point encompasses (e.g., this entire list covers 96% of the ranked headphones as indicated by the 96% at the last line's rightmost entry):

 

Model Pareto Count Cum %
Sennheiser HD 650 58 3%
Sennheiser HD 800 52 6%
Sennheiser HD 600 45 8%
HiFiMAN HE-500 34 10%
Audio-Technica ATH-M50 29 11%
HiFiMAN HE-400 28 13%
Sennheiser HD 598 26 14%
Beyerdynamic T 1 24 16%
Audeze LCD-2.2 23 17%
Sennheiser Momentum 20 18%
Denon AH-D2000 19 19%
HiFiMAN HE-6 18 21%
Koss Porta Pro 18 22%
AKG K701 17 23%
AKG Q701 17 24%
Audeze LCD-2 16 25%
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 16 26%
Beyerdynamic DT 880 16 27%
Philips Fidelio X1 14 28%
AKG K550 13 29%
Audeze LCD-3 13 30%
Fostex TH900 13 30%
Grado SR80 13 31%
Grado SR80i 13 32%
MrSpeakers Mad Dog V3.2 13 33%
Beyerdynamic DT 990 12 34%
Denon AH-D7000 12 35%
Grado SR225i 12 36%
Shure SRH840 12 36%
Fostex TH600 11 37%
Koss KSC75 11 38%
Beyerdynamic DT 1350 10 39%
Sennheiser Amperior 10 40%
Sennheiser HD 25-1 II 10 40%
Sennheiser HD 580 10 41%
Sennheiser PX 100-II 10 42%
V-MODA M-100 10 43%
Shure SRH940 9 43%
Superlux HD-668B 9 44%
AKG K702 8 45%
Apple Ear Pods 8 45%
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X 8 46%
Sennheiser HD 558 8 46%
Sennheiser HD 700 8 47%
Sony MDR-1R 8 48%
Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000X 7 48%
Audio-Technica ATH-AD900 7 49%
B&W P5 7 49%
Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm 7 50%
Grado RS1i 7 51%
Grado SR325i 7 51%
Grado SR60i 7 52%
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog 7 52%
Sennheiser HD 239 7 53%
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro 7 54%
Sennheiser HD 555 7 54%
Sennheiser HD 595 7 55%
Sony MDR-V6 7 55%
Beyerdynamic T 5 p 6 56%
Klipsch X10 6 56%
Sennheiser HD 201 6 57%
Shure SE535 6 57%
Stax SR-009 6 58%
Westone 4R 6 59%
AKG K240 DF 5 59%
AKG K240 Sextett 5 59%
AKG K501 5 60%
Apple Ear Buds 5 60%
B&W P7 5 61%
Beats Pro 5 61%
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 ohm 5 62%
Beyerdynamic DT 880 250 ohm 5 62%
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 5 63%
Beyerdynamic T 90 5 63%
DUNU DN-1000 5 64%
Etymotic ER-4P 5 64%
Grado RS1 5 65%
Grado SR60 5 65%
Logitech UE 6000 5 65%
Sennheiser CX 300 II 5 66%
Shure SE215 5 66%
Sony MDR-MA900 5 67%
Ultrasone PRO 900 5 67%
AKG K240 4 68%
AKG K240 S 4 68%
AKG K702 Anniversary 4 69%
Alessandro MS1 4 69%
Audio-Technica ATH-W1000X 4 69%
Beyerdynamic DT 770 4 70%
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 250 ohm 4 70%
Bose OE2i 4 71%
Denon AH-D600 4 71%
Etymotic ER-4S 4 71%
Fostex T50RP 4 72%
Fostex T50RP modded 4 72%
Grado GS1000i 4 73%
Grado PS500 4 73%
JVC DX1000 4 73%
Klipsch S4 4 74%
Klipsch S4i 4 74%
Logitech UE TripleFi 10 Pros  4 75%
NAD VISO HP50 4 75%
Sennheiser IE 80 4 76%
Westone 4 4 76%
Yamaha EPH-100 4 76%
AKG K240 MKII 3 77%
AKG K240 Monitor 3 77%
AKG K271 MKII 3 77%
AKG K340 3 78%
AKG K601 3 78%
AKG K612 PRO 3 78%
AKG K712 PRO 3 79%
Audeze LCD-2.1 3 79%
Audeze LCD-X 3 79%
Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X 3 80%
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 3 80%
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 3 80%
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro 3 81%
Beyerdynamic DT 48 3 81%
Beyerdynamic DT 880 PRO 3 81%
Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 ohm 3 82%
Focal Spirit One 3 82%
Grado SR325is 3 82%
HiFIMAN HE-4 3 83%
HiFiMAN RE-400 3 83%
JH Audio JH 13 3 83%
JVC HA-S500 3 84%
KEF M500 3 84%
KRK KNS 8400 3 84%
Logitech UE 700 3 85%
Logitech UE TripleFi 10 3 85%
Martin Logan Mikros 90 3 86%
Monoprice 8323 3 86%
Noontec Zoro 3 86%
Panasonic RP-HTF600 3 87%
Parrot Zik 3 87%
Sennheiser HD 380 PRO 3 87%
Sennheiser HD 439 3 88%
Sennheiser HD 590 3 88%
Sennheiser Momentum On Ear 3 88%
Shure E2c 3 89%
Shure SE425 3 89%
Shure SRH1540 3 90%
Shure SRH1840 3 90%
Shure SRH440 3 90%
Sony DR-Z7 3 91%
Sony MDR-1R MK2 3 91%
Sony MDR-EX1000 3 91%
Sony XBA-H3 3 92%
TDK BA100 3 92%
TDK BA200 3 92%
Ultrasone Edition 8 3 93%
Ultrasone HFI-580 3 93%
Ultrasone PRO 750 3 94%
Ultrasone Signature DJ 3 94%
V-MODA Crossfade LP2 3 94%
V-MODA M-80 3 95%
Westone 3 3 95%
Yamaha HP-1 3 96%
Yamaha HPH-200 3 96%
post #126 of 179
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 


That's not too big a big file size at all depending on how many songs you wish to have resident on the device, in lossless format for best sound quality, which is the whole point of using an app like CanOpener.

 

I understand the deficiency of MP3 and AAC, but they have seen their better days, and were originally intended to offset the very high cost of storage media around 10-15 years ago.

 

Storage is now getting cheap enough that lossless makes the most sense if sound quality is important.

 

True2. But yeah, the app can't handle too many songs. Hopefully the next update will fix it. For now, I'll have to use another player. I miss how easy it is to use the Pencil EQ and not using this player's parametric eq.

post #127 of 179
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 

I'm sure he meant a total of 12gb and not a single 12gb track.

Well if he was talking about 12gb I'm not sure what device he's using, because I have 18gb of music on my iphone and have no trouble with the app.

post #128 of 179
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Originally Posted by Hapster View Post
 

Well if he was talking about 12gb I'm not sure what device he's using, because I have 18gb of music on my iphone and have no trouble with the app.

 

Stated there iPod Touch 5G. 64gb version though

And I don't know why, probably it's wrong on my side. are those 18gb in the FLAC folder?

post #129 of 179

Just tried the polarity button, depending on the recording it can sound very good.

 

But I couldn't find an explanation how it works exactly, more like "could enhance the sound of a mono recording".

 

Can Opener shows -L and -R instead of L and R.

 

Is it like connecting the speaker cable the wrong way? 

 

Regards Michael

post #130 of 179
Thread Starter 

Grr.  Is anyone else having this problem with CanOpener?  Lots of my files are compressed aac files with an .m4a extension. CanOpener will not play these files, seeing them as video files ("Video Selected!  Unfortunately Can Opener can't play video content.)

 

My guess this is a peculiar bug with my installation.  Otherwise, I would expect to see other comments about this given that .m4a is a fairly common aac encoding extension and I think it is Apple's default for audio. I've tried reinstalling the app to no avail.

post #131 of 179
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Originally Posted by rtimmel View Post
 

Grr.  Is anyone else having this problem with CanOpener?  Lots of my files are compressed aac files with an .m4a extension. CanOpener will not play these files, seeing them as video files ("Video Selected!  Unfortunately Can Opener can't play video content.)

 

My guess this is a peculiar bug with my installation.  Otherwise, I would expect to see other comments about this given that .m4a is a fairly common aac encoding extension and I think it is Apple's default for audio. I've tried reinstalling the app to no avail.


The .m4a file extension is in an MP4 container format, also used for the Apple Lossless audio codec (ALAC), and ALAC files work fine for me in CanOpener.

 

I don't know why the app would then recognize AAC files as video, when it's the same container format as ALAC is.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 6/13/14 at 11:15am
post #132 of 179

I have over 30 GB AAC--Files on my phone, all with m4a-extension and everything works fine in can opener.

 

How do You generate Your files?

 

Maybe something wrong in the file header?

post #133 of 179
Thread Starter 

That is so weird.  The files were all encoded through iTunes, so nothing fishy there.  The are at 320 kbps and I don't remember if they are done at a vbr or not, but I think they are not. The worst part is that I've gotten rid of most of my CD's over time, and just have the encoded files backed up. 

post #134 of 179
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Originally Posted by mikemike99 View Post

I have over 30 GB AAC--Files on my phone, all with m4a-extension and everything works fine in can opener.

How do You generate Your files?

Maybe something wrong in the file header?
AAC is worse than 320KPS MP3 tbh.
post #135 of 179
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Originally Posted by Existence View Post

AAC is worse than 320KPS MP3 tbh.

I hope you're kidding. ALAC is lossless it CAN'T sound worse
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