How do you mean?
How do you mean?
may get a lot of flac for saying this but
the entire digital spectrum of music is really inferior to what it used to be.
sacrificing warmth for clarity is a sin!
I've been wondering if just because you can't hear certain frequencies, that means they don't affect you still. So if we can't perceive 30kHz tones as sound, we're still feeling it. So there might be a point to it. It probably needs to be studied more.
I think I read somewhere that frequencies above your range of hearing still affect the quality of the music in that spectrum
good article on it here:
I've used those Earthworks QTC microphones mentioned in that article before as room mics. They have a flat response up to 40kHz and they sound really great. I wonder if it's those extra tones? That was a good article, thanks for posting.
Uh, no? I'm taking it as an interesting read, not a fact, keep on assuming thank you
Just did the ABX Comparator on Foobar 2000 with a Tool song (only album I had on both FLAC and V0) and to me, it sounds absolutely no different.
I have some mid grade Sennheiser headphones and some "high fidelity" sound card.
I don't understand all the whining about flac and other audiophile bullshit. Hell, I can't hear the difference between 128 kb/s and 320 kb/s MP3.
I took this test: http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/...-test-128-320/
And I literally can't hear a single difference between the two. They both sound just fine to me. It is just arrogant to completely denounce lower bitrates, or mp3's at all. Why do you have to give a shit about what frequencies you can or can't hear when the frequency range of a human ear isn't that great anyway? Some people act like 128 kb/s is like listening to music on a Popstation.
I'm almost tempted to release all my future music in 128 kb/s and disregard any complaints about it because of this bullshit.
I listen to only 5kbps, any higher and you're an arrogant son of a bitch!
kbps? AK'z, you should only listen to 5 bps
if you can't hear the difference that's fine but you were the one being arrogant by saying that everyone else was just lying about it
I haven't accused anyone of lying and I wholehearitly believe that everyone who says it sounds better believes that there's a difference. I just think people are experiencing a placebo.
It may sound good, I enjoy them, but they're still not what the audio engineer intended you to hear. I'm not interested in the "audiology" side of the arguement because mp3s are 44khz anyway.
I'm listening to the 24bit FLAC of Peter Gabriel's So for the first time. Have to say, it's the best I've ever heard this album sound. Used to listen to only the 320 and vinyl I had. This blows both out of the water, wow.
24bit FLAC is kind of pointless unless you have a really quality set up. I personally don't notice much difference so I don't think the extra storage needed makes it worth aside from archival purposes.
Have you listened to the new my bloody valentine record in 24bit?
yeah, m b v is ~1.5GB
my transcode to Level 8 FLAC only took of half a gig of it too.