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Originally posted by blessingx
No, not if you use the same encoder version and settings each time. It's basically math. LAME should come to the same conclusion, if asked the same question.


So differences can occur with different version of an encoder? That explains it. I initially ripped and encoded some CDs using Lame 3.90. Months later, I re-ripped and re-encoded the same CDs again, but this time used Lame 3.93. The resulting mp3 files came out smaller this time, usually a half-MB or so. I guess they were able to streamline the way Lame encodes files.

 
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maybe he has one of those european iPods with the inhibited volume level..?


Yeah, I heard of that. Gotta get an EU version and compare to my US one. Funny, and I'm in Spain...
 
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How much did you pay for your iPod?
 
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$249 for the Ipod Mini, if I remember right.
 
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$249 for the Ipod Mini, if I remember right.


And; I still want a Silver one, eventually.
 
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Ok here are a few basic hints at why MP3's might not sound loud
MP3 by itself is a rather deficient encoding format.
loudness depends a lot on the amount of bass present in the encoded MP3

I have noticed that the amount of bass decreases noticeably at lower bitrates, namely better bass at VBR b/n 256-320 than at VBR b/n 192/224.

also AAC is noticeably better as I found out while doing a few trials to decide on which HDD player to buy.

I have settled on the IHP-140 because of the OGG support.
I hope someone goes out and makes a MPC capable player as that would kick the knickers off ( no offence to any of the female Head-Fiers) any other player out there.



MPC RULESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
get this in all your heads.
 
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[size=large]LOSSLESS RULESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/size]

[size=x-large]All your bass are belong to us![/size]
 
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[size=x-large]All your bass are belong to us![/size]






Can I steal that for a signature line?


 
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Quote:

Originally posted by blessingx
[size=large]LOSSLESS RULESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/size]

[size=x-large]All your bass are belong to us![/size]


yeah we all know that but when talking portables MPC would kick butt cos really speaking anything using FLAC needs to access the hard drive a lot more consequently poor batery life.
Of course the Karma can give about 12 hours but hell it is HUGGEEEE!!!! compared to the Iriver or the ipod
 
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Make sure the EQ is off. i hear it really messes up sound on nice headphones.

I'm still waiting to get my A900's
 
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