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Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-22-2015, 09:10 PM
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I thought no MP3 players did this. None of my...

I thought no MP3 players did this. None of my MP3 players from Samsung, SanDisk, or Sony ever did this.
Forum: MP3 Player User Reviews 01-21-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By Enigmatic
Eight hours looks good when compared to...

Eight hours looks good when compared to http://www.soundstagexperience.com/index.php/equipment-menu/610-calyx-audio-m-portable-media-player.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-19-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By Enigmatic
foobar2000 recommends that advanced settings like...

foobar2000 recommends that advanced settings like the target volume level not be changed. “Changing any of these settings will most likely result in degraded performance or compatibility issues, or...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-19-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By Enigmatic
If the Alien does not support ReplayGain, then...

If the Alien does not support ReplayGain, then replaygained FLACs will not have normalized loudness on the Alien. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReplayGain.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-19-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By Enigmatic
Whenever you rip to a lossy format—e.g., MP3,...

Whenever you rip to a lossy format—e.g., MP3, Vorbis, AAC, etc. —information is discarded. So a loss in sound quality might occur. Whenever you rip to a lossless format—e.g., FLAC, ALAC, WavPack,...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-19-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By Enigmatic
http://www.shozy-hk.com/alien-wavflac-player/.

http://www.shozy-hk.com/alien-wavflac-player/.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-19-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By Enigmatic
FLACs will sound identical to uncompressed WAVs,...

FLACs will sound identical to uncompressed WAVs, because no information is discarded whenever you rip music to FLAC: https://xiph.org/flac/. So you did not have to try to listen for any differences...
Forum: Cowon M2 01-17-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,573
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But I thought Cowons only had semi-parametric...

But I thought Cowons only had semi-parametric equalizers instead of parametric equalizers.
Forum: Cowon M2 01-17-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,573
Posted By Enigmatic
But, when running on Rockbox, the Clip+ does have...

But, when running on Rockbox, the Clip+ does have a parametric equalizer.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-15-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By Enigmatic
I too am very happy with Rockbox on my two Fuze+s.

I too am very happy with Rockbox on my two Fuze+s.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,010
Posted By Enigmatic
Pono might not even offer high-resolution...

Pono might not even offer high-resolution downloads. http://www.realhd-audio.com/?p=3305.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-11-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,010
Posted By Enigmatic
http://nypost.com/2015/01/11/do-consumers-really-c...

http://nypost.com/2015/01/11/do-consumers-really-care-about-digital-quality/:

“Engineers at Neil Young’s company voice doubts on music player.” The more I read about Pono, the more absurd Pono...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-09-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,010
Posted By Enigmatic
https://gigaom.com/2015/01/08/neil-young-pono-wont...

https://gigaom.com/2015/01/08/neil-young-pono-wont-be-a-hardware-company-for-long-video-interview/:

“Neil Young’s high-definition audio startup Pono just started selling its Pono player, but the...
Forum: Random Chat 01-09-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,654
Posted By Enigmatic
http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/01/08/lightnin...

http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/01/08/lightning-connected-headphones-proliferate-with-new-models-from-philips-and-jbl.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-07-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,010
Posted By Enigmatic
http://www.limahuli.net/anythingbutmp3/?p=2002.

http://www.limahuli.net/anythingbutmp3/?p=2002.
Forum: Walkman Z Series 01-06-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Enigmatic
New Sony NW-ZX2 DAP

Relax. It is only for audiophiles. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/sony/11326988/Sony-launches-new-Walkman-but-itll-cost-you-949.html.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-05-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By Enigmatic
I do not think that Tera Player Light supports...

I do not think that Tera Player Light supports FLAC—only WAV—because FLACs “cripple” music.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-04-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By Enigmatic
The developers probably just forgot. Relatively...

The developers probably just forgot. Relatively few individuals are going to convert from MP3 to WAV anyway. So even if it is on their list of things to do, it is probably assigned a very low...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 01-03-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,563
Posted By Enigmatic
I am assuming the developer or developers of...

I am assuming the developer or developers of foobar2000 have assumed there will be relatively few individuals who will convert from MP3 to WAV. And yes, it makes even less sense, generally, to...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 12-19-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Enigmatic
An outstanding signal-to-noise ratio helps. ...

An outstanding signal-to-noise ratio helps. http://theaudiocritic.com/plog/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=48&blogId=1.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 12-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Enigmatic
But BruceBanner likes to listen at extremely high...

But BruceBanner likes to listen at extremely high levels.
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 12-01-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,328
Posted By Enigmatic
What, specifically, is wrong with the sound...

What, specifically, is wrong with the sound quality of the Denon DACs? And why do you believe that “upgrading” DACs will lead to an improvement in sound quality? Even inexpensive DACs—such as in...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 11-20-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By Enigmatic
It is possible to get I-just-soiled-my-pants...

It is possible to get I-just-soiled-my-pants sound quality for a lot less than $200. http://nwavguy.blogspot.ca/2011/02/sansa-clip-measured.html.
Forum: MP3 Player User Reviews 11-14-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,149
Posted By Enigmatic
I shall be surprised if there are not at least...

I shall be surprised if there are not at least two custom-equalizer presets.
Forum: Cowon M2 11-02-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,573
Posted By Enigmatic
You would be hard pressed to hear much of a...

You would be hard pressed to hear much of a difference. Even if player B is 50 mW, the increase in loudness is small. If you are worried about low volumes, a better solution is to buy...
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