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    Exofield Looks Very Interesting

    I agree with your take on binaural. I've listened to lots of the Chesky stuff and generally don't find the imaging any more convincing than any number of well-recorded "mundane" productions. Ftmp, the binaural stuff just sounds like oddly balanced, often too quiet recordings...
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    Is bluetooth aptx perfect for 320kbps mp3?

    I'm not really trying to convince anyone that my assumptions are valid. I'm looking around at the evidence I can find, knowing my use case situation, and making a decision about what I want to do. The fact that it might be possible to manufacture some edge case scenario where I might be able...
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    Is bluetooth aptx perfect for 320kbps mp3?

    is this an issue you've actually had to deal with? I use Bluetooth all the time at home, and my place is crawling with wireless devices. I've never had a connection issue of any sort really...
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    Is bluetooth aptx perfect for 320kbps mp3?

    sorry, the science I'm referring to is simply that it's apparent to me based on the tests I've taken myself and the results of tests I've seen online that it's almost impossible to tell the difference between high br lossy and lossless. I'm extrapolating from that and making a bit of an...
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    Is bluetooth aptx perfect for 320kbps mp3?

    Is anyone arguing the science at this point? I don't know what the issue is here. It's been established already that there are imperfections around Bluetooth. Whether one can live with those or not is up to individuals to determine. Obviously, any wireless technology is going to be subject...
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    Is "Burn-In" Real?

    lol, 200 hours of burn in for a DAP. oh boy...
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    Is bluetooth aptx perfect for 320kbps mp3?

    Meh, for me it's all sort of a moot point as standard Bluetooth (SBC) is essentially operating at 320kbps and since nearly nobody can reliably tell the difference between 320kb mp3 and lossless even under controlled test conditions I don't even think the "improved" Bluetooth protocols are...
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    Is bluetooth aptx perfect for 320kbps mp3?

    I've lost track. Has this now turned into a debate over whether or not files degrade (to an audible degree) over multiple compression iterations? Because that isn't what the thread was originally about...
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    Is bluetooth aptx perfect for 320kbps mp3?

    Totally agree. Bluetooth sounds perfectly fine for pretty much any portable use. I have one of these things... it looks ridiculous. But it sounds remarkably good...put it in a corner on a wooden table and it will fill a room commendably. Combined with my little Fiio dap its a great...
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    Sound science of dac

    Plus at least 2 pieces of the same type of gear that you want to compare. I do have a few dacs around my place but none of them are more than $100 and I don't think any of them sound notably different really. I'd be more interested ni comparisons between a $100 and a $1000 one but I'm not...
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    The great DAP scam...

    THen maybe you should make sure it DOES offer an improvement. :)
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    The great DAP scam...

    well that's fine and all...until you come onto audio forums and be all "there's such a big improvement in sound quality with my new $600 dap compared to my iphone dongle! Totally worth the $$$$!!"
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    The great DAP scam...

    ears (when combined with human brains) lie. They are lying liars that lie all the time. Volume matched DBT or it don't mean a thang...
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    Easy Experiment Setup to end cable and 16 vs 24 bit etc. debates

    this statement makes no sense. In fact, the last sentence is exactly the reason blind ABX testing matters so much. Auditory memory is so brief and indiscriminate that any conclusions based upon comparing something NOW to something from the past are rendered meaningless. So, buying a nice new...
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