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    Audiophile Ethernet exists: the AVB/TSN thread

    Hi All, It turns out that audiophile Ethernet exists. It is called Audio Video Bridging (AVB) or Time Sensitive Networking (TSN). AVB/TSN guarantees latency as opposed to standard Ethernet, which does not guaranetee the delivery or a particular data packet at all. It is an official IEEE...
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    HIFIMAN XS: Use Topping DX3 Pro+ or buy another Interface?

    I recently bought a Hifiman XS, sadly it was a bit of a hasty decision since the headphones were on sale. I didn’t check whether my interface (Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen) is powerful enough to efficiently power the headphone (I would use it for music production with Sonarwork (Flattening-EQ...
  3. JaccoW

    Want to make a movie psycho? Make them an audiophile!

    We all know Patrick Bateman and his $15K Harman Kardon sound system from the movie American Psycho, but just like eating an apple shows someone is the villain, having an (extremely) expensive sound system is the signal of a movie psychopath apparently. Not an original idea, Derrick Gee pointed...
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    Recommended USB interface? (ADC/DAC)

    Hi, I'm searching to buy a USB interface that I can use for two purposes: 1) Play HD music from a Raspberry Pi through usb and connecting the (line) output to an amplifier. 2) Record music from my turntable (through my iFi Zen phono preamp, so it needs to have a line input) to a Raspberry...
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    Why "audiophiles" don't use VSTs?

    Why "audiophiles" don't use VSTs? Concept is pretty clear - you would get objectively saying the most precise amp, speaker - entire audio rig - and then colorize signal digitally at source (well, you could route analog signal to the actual analog rig, but plugins mimic analog rigs so well...
  6. PaperBoat

    Audiophile music player for Windows/Mac and your opinion...

    The best audiophile music player for Windows/ Mac as per your choice and why do you like it?
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    Need help understanding the frequency spectrum in some audio files

    The following is the frequency spectrum of the same song by Savatage- St Patrick's . the first is the Japanese press CD ,the second is the remastered "Narrated version" CD. It seems that the blue color (and may be the the red-orange as well) look denser in the "Narrated Edition" CD ...
  8. metasharp

    Best Audiophile Bluetooth headphones [2022-11-09]

    Hello, I thought it'd be nice to a a summary of the available products and information we have or lack. I didn't mention below headphones that are most certainly not qualified to be the best. If I forgot anything, please mention it. Model (candidates for best) Price (2nd hand) Audio Science...
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    F/S: Genelec 8361A Pair For Sale - Sacramento Region

    Includes GLM User Kit and 9310AM-US Volume Control. White finish, new condition. Price is $10,000. For everything, it would cost over $11K with tax, so you'd be getting a good discount for essentially brand new. Local only (Sacramento Region or SF Bay Area - if willing to drive). Each...
  10. SimpleTheater

    So sick of all the bickering - so I did something about it

    How many arguments can we have that just go around and around in circles. ASR is hated on HiFi Heaven, HiFi Heaven is hated on ASR, Audioholics is being harassed by Synergistics, and cable arguments that go on and on and on. I decided NOT to create more acrimony, but I decided to bring unity...
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    Audiophiles Rejoice: The Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem actually proves high-res audio is real and works I like ASR, would be interesting to hear what you think about this article.
  12. M

    Headphones guitar studio

    Hi, im new here, been reading a few weeks, getting ideas for my setup to play guitar and since I’ll do it on headphones,it seemed the place to ask, sorry to make my first thread a question,also apologies if this has been discussed,I had a search and couldn’t,like I’ll explain in a moment, im...
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    Audiophile Music Sales

    Of special interest to the audiophile community might be tracks 2, 3, 6 & 9. These tracks have been recorded using just one microphone, the Josephson C700S. The advantages of the One Microphone approach to recording are obvious: perfect imaging, great sense of depth, superior realism and phase...
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    15 % off on all downloads at NativeDSD Music 15 % off on all downloads at Vinyl Records, SACDs, DVD Audio, Audiophile Equipment|Acoustic Sounds 50 % off on some downloads at Sound Liaison Music Shop
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    How to position your speakers perfectly?

    Best speaker placement tutorial and best speaker placement music? On youtube there are a great number of tutorials in speaker placement. Any of these you would especially recommend? PDF manuals link are welcome as well. Cambridge Audio, Cnet, Crutchfield......? I have downloaded the Sound...
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    Power conditioners suggestion

    Hi awesome guys, i was looking to those kind of.. Audiophile Sockets Shuko, also called Power conditioners i think, just to make sound my headphones into TA-ZH1ES Dac-amp better (I will buy that soon) but i have almost 0 Experience in audio, you do, oh, if you do, you knowings are golden.. So...
  17. orchardaudio

    PecanPi - Next Generation Raspberry Pi DAC and Streamer

    Meet the PecanPi DAC and Streamer Improvements over previous generation DAC include: Fully linear ultra low noise power supplies Re-clocking with Crystek femtosecond jitter oscillator Built in HW volume control (no Volume-Clocker needed) Built in high performance headphone amplifier Full...
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    Interviewed Jason Lord from Source AV

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    Of Audiophiles and Snake Oil - A story in the making

    I posted a long'ish' thread on Reddit regarding audiophiles and their ideas on 'expensive being better' - I'd love to know what everyone here thinks about this. Am I among the handful who feels like objectivity is the only 'objective' for DACs/Amps? Should I do what they say and 'trust my...
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