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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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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Lol. When they were conversing with each other earlier today i was thinking it was like listening to a 9/11 truther and a flat-earther talking about Bigfoot. :jecklinsmile:
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    well now let's be clear...Keith is looking for research that meets or exceeds his high standards of evidenciary credibility. He requires science that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that there isn't a Tibetan monk or a Soviet super soldier out there who can hear the sound of a footstep a...
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    Testing audiophile claims and myths

    Noted. Thanks. Also, there might be a person on the planet who can run a 2 minute mile. Let's not state that it's not possible with absolute certainty. That would be presumptuous. https://archimago.blogspot.com/2018/08/demo-musings-lets-listen-to-some-jitter.html
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    Takstar Pro 82/GM200 Review, impressions and discussion thread

    Personally, I'd go with the BTR/Pro82 combo. It sounds fantastic, and you can also use the BTR3 with other headphones and earbuds.
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    Hey we're here to learn. Point us to a study somewhere (other than a sales pitch by a cable manufacturer) that shows the merit of boutique cables over standard (non-defective of course) cables.
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    OK, then you don't need to hang around the SOUND SCIENCE forum then I guess. It's not like we're venturing into other areas here trying to rain on peoples parade... Oh, and introducing bias is no way to conduct a dbt btw. All the experiment you refer to did was further prove the case that...
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    So you've found cables that sound different from cheaper cables? Have you done any actual testing to see if those differences were real or imagined?
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    How do I convince people that audio cables DO NOT make a difference

    what's wrong with accurate, true information? What if its a fact that expensive cables costing hundreds of dollars actually offer no benefit at all over decent $20 cables and the companies selling those expensive cables on the basis that they offer tangible benefits are lying in order to sell...
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    Headphones you have that sound much better than their brand or price would suggest

    Takstar Pro82. Ultra comfy and killer sound for about $60
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