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    Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes

    iTunes is bit perfect if you turn off any mixers/auto-volume adjust, put the volume on max and pipe it through optical or USB audio. I'm pretty sure it is the same with most of the players on the list. (PS: erf, not only did it not quote reply, but it didn't show me there was more then one page...
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    Last.fm bitrate?

    I'm pretty sure they are using 64kb/s HE-AAC. If you listen to the upper harmonics it seems pretty indicative of the codec and it would make since to half their bandwith without giving up much subjective quality. Though i've come across a few songs that have obviously been transcoded from MP3...
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    Review by 'Irick' on item 'NuForce Icon uDAC-2 (Black) USB DAC (24bit/96kHz) and Headphone Amplifier'

    I often make the off color joke that, when i look for audio equipment i want something sturdy enough to club a baby seal to death (in self defense, of course) and still keep on kicking out music as good as the day i bought it. This little box gives me absolutely no qualms about my readiness to...
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