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I use EAC/LAME to rip my CD's at --alt preset extreme. On about half the tracks (especially my trance one's) I notice a hissing or a static sound associated with some instruments on a track. So I re-riped a particular bad track using --alt preset insane. While that did help a little, the static is still there. I use a iHP-120 with E5's so I cannot use a lossless format. Any ideas how to clean this up? Thanks.

P.S. I do have error checking on and secure mode on as well.
 
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1) Try listening to the unencoded wav using your pc or ihp120.

2) Also, try listening to the mp3s using your pc.

Although it is not directly related to your problem, I recommend using EAC to rip and RazorLame to encode because you can experiment with different settings easier this way.
 
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Sounds more like a problem with the player itself... mp3s don't hiss. They make 'underwater sounds' when starved for bitrate. It's hard to describe.
 
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The hiss you are hearing is probably related to the E5. My E5s hiss like an SOB with a number of portable sources and lower-end amps. Try another set of cans with the set-up and see if the hiss is still there. If I remember correctly, the E5 was a bit noisy with the iHP-120.
 
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Actually I hear this same static hiss on my iHP120, my computer through a CMOY and V6's, and my computer speakers. It is definitely more pronounced on multilayered music. It is not a constant hiss throughout the whole track. Instead, just a person's voice or a particular instrument sounds like it is being played on a bad record player with that crackle/hiss. Weird. I didn't know if maybe I was doing something wrong with ripping or encoding or not.
 
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Finleyville,
What makes you think it's not the recording? (Sorry, dumb question but you haven't said that it ONLY occurs after ripping) Have you heard the cd on a home stereo through speakers or phones? EAC and/or any Lame encoding wouldn't add hiss to any particular instrument . As has been said previously, the data starved bitrate sounds like underwater music, or badly compressed fm radio.
 
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Quote:

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What makes you think it's not the recording? (Sorry, dumb question but you haven't said that it ONLY occurs after ripping)


Good question. I'm 99% sure that it is not the recording. This sound artifact happens on many different songs and albums.

I've tried to ask this question over at Hydrogen Audio. For some unknown reason the site will not let me register to post a question. When I try I receive a message that I'm not allowed to sign up. It is almost like I've been banned without ever joining. I can't even contact the Admin's to explain my register problem let alone my Mp3 question.
 
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Weird. Maybe someone in your area was IP banned from HydrogenAudio?
 
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