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    Is this why some pay thousands for snake oil

    It is not really a shame. It is just being human. I knew a chemist. Very sciency guy. He had friends with high end gear. He heard the difference, and hearing is believing. He wasn't knowledgable about psycho-acoustics or electronics. Subjectivists sometimes hurl the insult that...
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    Is this why some pay thousands for snake oil

    I disagree. Plenty who should know better, who aren't weak in science or math get sucked into the same situation. All humans are susceptible to such behavior under the right circumstances.
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    An audio engineer explains why Dolby Atmos Music is “definitely going to supersede stereo”

    The audio world is in severe need of standardisation. (Thinking of the loudness wars here). If Dolby could force an end to this it would be great. Absolutely the very last thing Dolby would do. How can you even have a conception of this? Dolby wants standardization yes. Dolby wants to then...
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    An audio engineer explains why Dolby Atmos Music is “definitely going to supersede stereo”

    Hey, if the Atmos soundbars work, we don't need anything else. I can pull down my surround system, put in the soundbar, save money, space and get SOTA movie and music sound. Or they are full of shite. Which do you think it is? Now I can believe the full object oriented 9 channel or more...
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    A dillema

    It is better to tell us the two pieces of gear. So the Topping L30 ii, and what interface. The Topping has three gain settings. So if we know the interface we could give precision advice. :)
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    Why CPU's fail - Video

    As I said, everything is true. As far as that goes. You provided info that servers are seeing more failure rates. I view her site from time to time. It seemed like an effort to make someone worry about their CPU having limited life. It doesn't appear to me that it is a worry yet, but hey...
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    Why CPU's fail - Video

    I don't know that I've experienced anything in the video. Each bit of info is true and possible. I don't experience 3 year old phones getting slower because of a dying CPU. More likely is upgraded OS that is more intense and battery failure. Never had a CPU fail in a PC. Maybe the smaller...
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    What to do about the ABX test?

    Okay, this wasn't jangling keys as someone else mentioned in this case. It was a music file in Archimago's hi-res listening test. And yes, he did use IEM's and found levels fading under -70 dbFS and pumped up the volume. I do think that is cheating. Amir even says without doing this he could...
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    What to do about the ABX test?

    Post 16 has a video linked in it. Here it is.
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    What to do about the ABX test?

    If this is what he did, then it has no bearing on normal listening.
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    What to do about the ABX test?

    A resistive attenuation. There are some devices made for this purpose also.
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    KH80+KH750>8361A???

    You probably could go with the KH for everything except center channel. It is the channel that needs the most output. I'd go with an 8361a for that one channel. Or at the very least one of the large KH models for center.
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    Collaborate on the "New to the ASR Forum FAQ" here

    My background is more or less in engineering. I hate commercializing and propaganda. Not uncommon in that. But you have to hook someone's interest before you can educate them. Marketing works like it or not. Fables work like it or not. Stories are what people find accessible with ease...
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    Collaborate on the "New to the ASR Forum FAQ" here

    Yes, people don't like effort and work. Communicating by stories is the easiest way or if you wish fables. Marketing is commercialized fables. Also when people are "rational" they like it to be easy. Simple numbers. The reason ASR gets accused of enshrining SINAD. Why horsepower sells cars...
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    What to do about the ABX test?

    Counterpoint: Have you listened to some cheap earbuds that I see people wear almost all hours during which they are awake? I don't know what you could call them except irritating.
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