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post #16 of 23

ahh okay, just was your talk of preferring ATRAC as a compression method, which it was clearly better than mp3.

post #17 of 23

The thing is we romanced the disk-man. They scratched your Cd's, they skipped, they ran out of batteries, they were big.

 

I have a couple still laying around. Still they can only hold an hours of music and only one recording artist. They have a slightly different sound than listening to lossless.

 

I don't have a Cord Hugo or Astell and Kern AK 240 but just purchased a Touch Gen 5 this week, so I'm not sure if I'm justly qualified to voice my opinion?

 

Tape did have it's romance. But you had to rewind em at times when they spooled out of the cassette into the mechanism gears.

 

The ultimate thing was the fact that you didn't have to carry a transistor radio up to your ear or hum a song to yourself while out on walks.

 

 

But yes, 16/44.1 sounds better than Mp3 most days of the week.

 

 

http://www.stuff.tv/apple-bringing-hi-res-audio-ios-8/news

 

 

Things will get better when Apple releases the new ios8 next month along with Led Zeppelin in 24 bit/192Khz.:cool:


Edited by Redcarmoose - 5/21/14 at 1:27am
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 

what about just the line out vs ak100 or dx50 or fiio...

post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

 

 

But yes, 16/44.1 sounds better than Mp3 most days of the week.

 

 

 

not always.  320k mp3 is pretty good and its dependant on you having good earphones, a good source and there having been good mastering of the track to begin with.

post #20 of 23
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post #21 of 23

I always loved the sound of the MD/HiMD. When I got into them they were dirt cheap. I sold all of mine. I wish I hadn't tbh. 

post #22 of 23

I still have the Sony RH1 MD recorder.  It plays back all MDs and supports mp3 and ATRAC lossless.  Definitely keeping it.  Using it with the E888 earbuds are so nostalgic, simplicity at it's best if you don't need to mess with sonicstage :)

post #23 of 23

Sadly, I will never know the sound quality these mini disk players had because when I had one (cheap model purchased from best buy), my computer crashed everytime I tried using Sonisstage. Yes that dreaded BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) always happened during the ripping process.

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