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Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By Enigmatic
Looks like there may be some problems at Pono. ...

Looks like there may be some problems at Pono. http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/08/30/neil-youngs-super-mp3-player-pono-wont-be-coming-in-2014/comment-page-1.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Enigmatic
Unlikely. Especially if you take a look at the...

Unlikely. Especially if you take a look at the manual before rockboxing. http://www.rockbox.org/manual.shtml.
Forum: Music 08-31-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By Enigmatic
For an idea of what headphones are capable of,...

For an idea of what headphones are capable of, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_recording.
Forum: Headphones 08-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Enigmatic
Perhaps the following? *Audio-Technica...

Perhaps the following?

*Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
*Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 32 Ohms

I have the Sony MDR-7506, which is said to be very similar to the Sony MDR-V6. I also have the Audio-Technica...
Forum: Headphones 08-10-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Enigmatic
The Sennheiser HD 598 are open headphones.

The Sennheiser HD 598 are open headphones.
Forum: Compare MP3 Players 08-09-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Enigmatic
Longer battery life. ...

Longer battery life. http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/SansaRuntime#Results.
Forum: Compare MP3 Players 08-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Enigmatic
Rockbox’s option of allowing the user to adjust...

Rockbox’s option of allowing the user to adjust the touchpad’s sensitivity also helps to make a rockboxed Fuze+ better than a Fuze+ running SanDisk’s firmware.
Forum: Random Chat 08-05-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Enigmatic
Apparently this technology is very controversial....

Apparently this technology is very controversial. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EmDrive.
Forum: Random Chat 08-04-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Enigmatic
Quantum Vacuum Plasma Thruster

An interesting article on the quantum vacuum plasma thruster:...
Forum: Sony Walkman 07-28-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Enigmatic
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.ph...

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59950.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-09-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Enigmatic
Converted from a WAV? Yes. Please see my...

Converted from a WAV? Yes. Please see my signature.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Enigmatic
I did not want to advise anyone to listen for...

I did not want to advise anyone to listen for themselves in that post. I thought you were talking about the bitrate where MP3 achieves transparency versus the bitrate where AAC achieves...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Enigmatic
I have ABXed. So, Carson Dyle, I do use my own...

I have ABXed. So, Carson Dyle, I do use my own ears.This is why I recommended to BruceBanner to ABX against uncompressed WAVs.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Enigmatic
I interpreted this to mean transparency.Actually,...

I interpreted this to mean transparency.Actually, I pointed out that hydrogen audio claims –V3 achieves transparency.
...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-08-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Enigmatic
You are correct in that their recommendations...

You are correct in that their recommendations only apply when comparing against uncompressed WAVs. But I mentioned –V3, because Carson Dyle claimed around 192 kbps yields transparency. I would buy...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Enigmatic
According to hydrogen audio, MP3 is transparent...

According to hydrogen audio, MP3 is transparent at c. 175 kbps when using the –V3 quality setting with LAME. http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Lame_Compiles#Recommended_encoder_settings.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,592
Posted By Enigmatic
Even if it was possible that high-resolution...

Even if it was possible that high-resolution digital-audio players cause global warming, puts a hole in the ozone layer, and kills and barbeques kittens, there will always be enough suckers who...
Forum: Sansa Clip / Clip+ / Clip Zip 07-07-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,456
Posted By Enigmatic
I have owned eight MP3 players from SanDisk. ...

I have owned eight MP3 players from SanDisk. Seven of them are still in fairly good working order.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,592
Posted By Enigmatic
I find it more user friendly than firmware from...

I find it more user friendly than firmware from Samsung, SanDisk, and Sony, because it works the way I want it to work—e.g., good parametric equalizer, allows rating of songs, lots of customizable...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-06-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,122
Posted By Enigmatic
Yes. But I would not. I would use LAME and...

Yes. But I would not. I would use LAME and therefore a quality setting—e.g., -V2. http://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Lame_Compiles#Recommended_encoder_settings.I would buy a CD, rip to...
Forum: Headphones 07-06-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,576
Posted By Enigmatic
Sony MDR-V6? ...

Sony MDR-V6? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_MDR-V6.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-05-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,592
Posted By Enigmatic
They will probably sound the same if they are of...

They will probably sound the same if they are of high quality and all the signal processing is turned off.It is what I wrote earlier: signal processing is subjective.Do you know of anyone who can...
Forum: Older Walkman Series 07-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Enigmatic
For FM reception, it probably uses the...

For FM reception, it probably uses the headphones’ cord as its antenna. So a different headphone that has a longer cord might help.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-05-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,592
Posted By Enigmatic
But would this really be a bad thing? ...

But would this really be a bad thing?

http://theaudiocritic.com/plog/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=4&blogId=1:“That means there’s no audible difference between the original CD standard (“Red...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,592
Posted By Enigmatic
Placebo effect, post-purchase rationalization,...

Placebo effect, post-purchase rationalization, and confirmation bias. Just because you read a lot of nonsense from the gullible does not mean you have to believe their nonsense.They are going that...
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