Originally Posted by 3602 /img/forum/go_quote.gif Seems that I need to dig much deeper into this...thanks.
Be my guest but I have been researching this question for 3 years plus now and I have summarised our current state of knowledge from 3 perspectives, theoretical , subjectivist and empirical, you can take your pick of any of the three.
Personally my money is on door no 3. if you take the subjectivist stance you end up infinitely tending towards zero but never quite getting there and spending vast sums of money in doing so. Once the sub-ps jitter barrier is broken there are several more orders of magnitude that can be called into play as needed. One prominent member here has already stated that he can not only detect 2ps of jitter but different 2ps jitter spectra.
Door no 1 tells you very accurately what damage jitter does in an objective manner but does not help you with actual audibility, since they do not take masking into account and assume that you are listening to full scale 20khz tones at 120db above the hearing thresholds , as if.
Door no 3 says, hey relax your bog-standard audio kit has such low jitter anyway it is not worth worrying about, why go looking for problems unless you are obsessional.
Originally Posted by Stereo_Sanchez /img/forum/go_quote.gif I try to listen to the totality of a system. Assuming high-end components, jitter is usually pretty negligible, and I have never been able to hear it on a well designed system.
Have you heard it on lesser systems ? and how would you know ? on a poor system there may be layers of noise and distortion how would you know what was jitter - honest question
Originally Posted by DanD /img/forum/go_quote.gif In loudspeaker system moving your head will change the sound more than jitter of digital system. Or in headphones, moving the headphones around ever so slightly.