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Study: Is I²S interface better for DACs than S/PDIF or USB?

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I2S is without a doubt a better transport audibly, you'll be spending thousands correcting USB before it approaches the sound quality i2s offers, and don't speak if you haven't listen to it less own a dac that has it. Measurements aren't everything but cheapskates will use it as means to avoid all other possibilities out there. Tubes, r2r exists and they are fantastic, but you cheapskates will never understand less buy one.
Cool story bro, your contributions will surely be noted but not taken seriously as they cannot be backed up by scientific fact.
 

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It's the fine details, tight bass and chocolaty mids you see.
I like my mids extra chocolaty. Can't have them get milky like with other inferior transport methods. Superior tech like I2S help to bring the cocoa directly into the mids and you can really feel it sprinkled in there with how full it sounds.
 

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I2S is without a doubt a better transport audibly, you'll be spending thousands correcting USB before it approaches the sound quality i2s offers,

Who convinced you of this nonsense? Do you understand much about the technical side of the hobby?

P.S - I was diagnosed to have an absolute pitch when i was 9, so wouldn't you say that the hearing test is somewhat scientific, no?

No.
 

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No offense, but not everything can be explain scientifically (god ,love Bobby Fischer and so on). I really love this forum, and I have learned quite a lot here, but when it comes to tube,R2R and i2s I have notice that the measurement are not telling the all story. I don't know if one day we will able to explain why, but on many devices that where measured to be lesser than other I heard differently, and so many others. in a blind test I can tell the difference. and in many cases it sounded spectacular. so instead of fighting and being cynical. maybe we could try to join forces to understand why so many people can here something that measurements don't.

P.S - I was diagnosed to have an absolute pitch when i was 9, so wouldn't you say that the hearing test is somewhat scientific, no?
Am I the only one who found it hilarious that fabien32, who has reportedly has "absolute pitch", misspelled the word hear?
 

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Am I the only one who found it hilarious that fabien32, who has reportedly has "absolute pitch", misspelled the word hear?

Not on an international forum. I'm sure I've got plenty of typos in my post history and I'm a native speaker.
 

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Tubes, r2r exists and they are fantastic, but you cheapskates will never understand less buy one.
I respect your beliefs how ever unobjective they are, however I do not accept you calling me, a co-member a cheapskate. There is no place for rudeness on ASR. You are reported.
 

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Am I the only one who found it hilarious that fabien32, who has reportedly has "absolute pitch", misspelled the word hear?
first i am not native english speaker. 2. if you read the all post u can see that I spelled it correctly in other places. 3. how a typo or misspelled word have anything to do with the subject?
 

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Tubes, r2r exists and they are fantastic, but you cheapskates will never understand less buy one.
Well at least subjective crowd is predictable and consistent.
I was wondering how long it would take for the price argument to come up. Performance is automatically better when a device costs magnitudes more then another cheaper device... heard and seen it a thousand times now. Subjective crowd with their "price is the main performance metric" believe is really the wet dream of every manufacturer.
 

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maybe you could come with the family to the holy land?
Too much money and work, also traveling is a hectic thing ever since global politics just became a shit show.
What hardware are you using?
I personally have tested i2s with my Smsl xUSB and a topping DX7. I went through a bunch of trouble to make this work just to try it out.
There were no differences I could hear VS my usb setup directly into the DX7.
 

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I2S is without a doubt a better transport audibly, you'll be spending thousands correcting USB before it approaches the sound quality i2s offers, and don't speak if you haven't listen to it less own a dac that has it. Measurements aren't everything but cheapskates will use it as means to avoid all other possibilities out there. Tubes, r2r exists and they are fantastic, but you cheapskates will never understand less buy one.
Haven’t heard so much nonsense for a while. Could you please provide some facts for your audibility claim?
And this it not metaphysics and not even rocket science, so it can be explained by science and facts, provided you understand it or even have facts to back up your claim.
 
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I2S is without a doubt a better transport audibly, you'll be spending thousands correcting USB before it approaches the sound quality i2s offers, and don't speak if you haven't listen to it less own a dac that has it. Measurements aren't everything but cheapskates will use it as means to avoid all other possibilities out there. Tubes, r2r exists and they are fantastic, but you cheapskates will never understand less buy one.
You know, this product review here. It's a device that generates an I2S signal out of USB input. To think it somehow bypasses whatever is wrong with USB (spoiler: really nothing), is absurd. PS. I sent in this singxer device to amir who then wrote this article. I have used it extensively. It works well. But no, I2S has no magic properties. Its AES and coax outputs work equally well and without the compatibility mess that are inherent to I2S... o_O
 
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Am I the only one who found it hilarious that fabien32, who has reportedly has "absolute pitch", misspelled the word hear?
Having perfect pitch doesn't make you multilingual...

Every time I write something in English, I pray that whatever deity is in the neighborhood will help me minimize the amount of nonsense spelling :D
 
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If you suffer from absolute hearing because the notes of your canned music drift in pitch there must be something terribly wrong with your music player. Not with your I2S, S/PDIF or your USB-DAC connection
 
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