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NTomokawa

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#4
Just insert "fluid" and "buttery" everywhere.
 

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Scott Moodie used to have a good one at audiogadgets.com but it's not there any more....
 

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#10
There is always 6 moons. Just pinch phrases from there. Hard to think a piece of software could equal their results. :)
 

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I always try to understand what they mean when they use their lingo, still, I don't fully get it...

What do they mean by?
  • Buttery
  • Warm
  • Cold
  • Dark
  • Silky
  • Brittle
  • Especially, grainy or grain
  • And all the other terms i didn't include.
They absolutely do not understand what they try to describe with this.
 

phoenixdogfan

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#12
I always try to understand what they mean when they use their lingo, still, I don't fully get it...

What do they mean by?
  • Buttery
  • Warm
  • Cold
  • Dark
  • Silky
  • Brittle
  • Especially, grainy or grain
  • And all the other terms i didn't include.
They absolutely do not understand what they try to describe with this.
Notice they all invoke synesthesia.
 
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#13
Holographic soundstage (I get what they mean, but there are better ways to describe this)
Romantic mids (no idea what this means)
Sweet (often used to describe mids)
Velvety (often used to describe treble)
Syrupy (seriously, I've seen this one used often!)
 
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#15
I've made it a principle to put anyone who uses the word "palpable" in a forum post, on ignore.
 
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#17
  • Warm
  • Cold
  • Dark
  • Brittle
I think these 4 come down to variations in frequency response.
A slight increase in the low end gives a warm feel, combined with attenuation at the high end may result in a dark or muffled feeling.
Cold and brittle would probably be varying degrees of too much high frequency content.

I believe these terms are adequate, after all we don't always know what exact frequency (or freq. range) is causing our perceived sensations.

No clue about the other ones though. Especially "buttery". I mean I know the term from discussions about the perceived fluidity of high refresh rate / variable refresh rate monitors but in audio? *shrug*
 
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#18
How about “musical”?
And does it help to know in advance if the reviewer is more a fan of Helene Grimaud, or, say, Merzbow, when they use this term?
 

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#19
That's why I compare in absolute terms and disregard the price. That's what lets me compare $100 stuff with $1,000 or even more just to see which one is better, regardless of price. It is an eye-opener when you disregard price and then consider price after the comparison.
 

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#20
I always try to understand what they mean when they use their lingo, still, I don't fully get it...

What do they mean by?
  • Buttery
  • Warm
  • Cold
  • Dark
  • Silky
  • Brittle
  • Especially, grainy or grain
  • And all the other terms i didn't include.
They absolutely do not understand what they try to describe with this.
It's like wine or coffe lingo.

They say the same about dBs and so forth.
 
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