Search results

  1. O

    Shouldn't we upgrade the 20-20 audible range ?!

    A 500hp engine in a commuter car will still push you back in your seat on highway onramps. This is more like bolting on giant F1 tires to a Beetle. Great, now you have a level of mechanical grip the car is fundamentally incapable of utilizing.
  2. O

    Shouldn't we upgrade the 20-20 audible range ?!

    No thank you - start your own design outfit and waste your own time with your neuroses. Engineering is an art of well-judged tradeoffs and working engineers are generally in the business of optimizing for meaningful aspects of performance. The *best* case for ultrasonic garbage is that it’ll...
  3. O

    Shouldn't we upgrade the 20-20 audible range ?!

    With the death of physical media we are slowly, though not surely, getting there - it's not uncommon for new releases to stream at >= 48khz.
  4. O

    Shouldn't we upgrade the 20-20 audible range ?!

    Now you're just making things up. No remotely tech-savvy person was saying this. And obviously pre-iPhone 4 screens were nowhere close to the resolving limits of the eye in typical usage and no sane person would have argued they were. High DPI screens were a massive improvement and actually...
  5. O

    Shouldn't we upgrade the 20-20 audible range ?!

    You don't need a mic to test your theories. Synthesizers, distortion applied in the mix, speeding up regular music until some significant amount of it is pushed to ultrasonic frequencies, etc.
  6. O

    Shouldn't we upgrade the 20-20 audible range ?!

    What are you talking about? Hi-res audio *was* pushed. Sony’s been trying to make it happen for decades. The problem, of course, is that it offers zero value.
  7. O

    Shouldn't we upgrade the 20-20 audible range ?!

    The capability for playing back content well above >20khz has been with us for a long time. No one's stopping you from pursuing these avenues of utter inanity to your satisfaction.
  8. O

    Serious Question: How can DAC's have a SOUND SIGNATURE if they measure as transparent? Are that many confused?

    Which AAC encoder? There's no particularly good open-source implementation AFAIK, the best ones are the proprietary Apple and Fraunhofer ones. LAME, on the other hand, is an very mature encoder. Try Opus if you want a modern audio codec with a good open-source implementation.
  9. O

    New Schiit Yggdrasil with TI chip

    Yes, some of us are paid to work on actual engineering problems instead of adding to the vast pile of interchangeable audio DACs, which ceased to be an interesting technical problem decades ago.
  10. O

    Why are Dan Clark not recommended so much?

    Is that actually true? HiFiMan has been around for ages and has many more offerings on the low end, whereas the cheapest DCA offerings start around $500 if memory serves. On the other hand I'm sure there are more Aeon 2 Noires out there than there are Susvaras.
  11. O

    Serious Question: How can DAC's have a SOUND SIGNATURE if they measure as transparent? Are that many confused?

    You're not hearing a live instrument, you are listening to a studio recording, made with numerous microphones, compressors, EQs, etc. Maybe in genres like jazz and classical, reproducing natural timbre is the goal. In this case it's *still* desirable that the mixing/mastering and playback sound...
  12. O

    Sabaj A20h Balanced Headphone Amp Review

    The price is not exceptional, but the location of the headphone jacks is exceptionally bone-headed. Given the competition around this price, this would be a pass for me.
  13. O

    Cable argument put forward by a scientist

    I'm not going to watch 2 hours of this but from scrubbing through the video: absolute drivel. If you're dealing with 6-12 foot cables transmitting audio frequency signals, propagation delay is a complete non-issue. Such things become an issue as you deal with some combination of higher...
  14. O

    Serious Question: How can DAC's have a SOUND SIGNATURE if they measure as transparent? Are that many confused?

    because you're going off vibes rather than actual engineering considerations? You don't need a beefy power supply for a DAC as output currents/power levels are pretty insignificant.
  15. O

    Serious Question: How can DAC's have a SOUND SIGNATURE if they measure as transparent? Are that many confused?

    That looks like a trivially measurable difference so something very much doesn't add up. With things like phones I'm always suspicious of EQ and other such "enhancements" being on by default.
  16. O

    Serious Question: How can DAC's have a SOUND SIGNATURE if they measure as transparent? Are that many confused?

    When we're measuring DACs, we are measuring something that has nothing to do with hearing, or acoustics for that matter, which avoids most of this complexity. Once you're dealing with transducers and beyond, measuring things gets much more complicated, but if there is no meaningful difference...
  17. O

    Archimago has a new DAC listening test

    Is there a reason to believe a pseudonymous enumeration of 3 DACs would not produce some kind of systematic statistically significant bias in sighted listening that has nothing to do with statistically discernible sonic differences?
Top Bottom