WHY MUSIC REALLY IS GETTING LOUDER...
Jun 4, 2007 at 1:30 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 29

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The truth be told

It's very upsetting.
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Why do our ears hastily associate louder with (this false sense of) better sound quality? IMO, that's why it's so important to ensure the levels are exactly the same when one does any serious A/B comparisons. Because on first blush louder even just a little bit seems better. Why?


Hope the record companies take heed!
 
Jun 4, 2007 at 1:57 PM Post #4 of 29

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Man, this is sad (despite how obvious the situation was all along).

I actually love the Red Hot Chili Peppers, though I haven't listened to their albums in a while.
Time to check out "Californication" again ...
 
Jun 4, 2007 at 2:04 PM Post #5 of 29

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That article seems like good news. It's not just the consumers complaining. It seems like there are people in the recording industry actually trying to fix this problem.
 
Jun 4, 2007 at 2:36 PM Post #8 of 29

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Jun 4, 2007 at 3:24 PM Post #9 of 29

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At least they are getting pressure finally
 
Jun 4, 2007 at 4:16 PM Post #12 of 29

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Originally Posted by 909 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
The truth be told

It's very upsetting.
mad.gif


Why do our ears hastily associate louder with (this false sense of) better sound quality? IMO, that's why it's so important to ensure the levels are exactly the same when one does any serious A/B comparisons. Because on first blush louder even just a little bit seems better. Why?


Hope the record companies take heed!



wow really interesting read!
 
Jun 4, 2007 at 5:42 PM Post #14 of 29

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Of course, it wouldn't be so nice to listen to if every second was filled with harsh clipping...
 

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