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Old 07-08-2009, 08:33 PM
liluoke liluoke is offline
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Help Criticisms for iPod's sound and what are the Physics reasons why?

What are the physics reasons for something like a ipod having "inferior sound"?

A song has numerous sounds, which are frequencies. When a DAP like the ipod, samsung P3, or whatever play a song, what exactly is going on that makes one play sound "superior" to another?

Commonly cited reasons are inferior bass (what does this really mean in physics terms anyways? a high amplitude low frequency sound? why can't every player produce this?), "better midrange" (again, what does this REALLY mean?), and flatness of spectrum (does this mean all frequencies of the sounds are at the same amplitude?)

I tried looking in the geek section, but I find no discussions on what are the phenomena that occur making one player superior to the other and the scientific reasons why, so I thought of starting this thread.

Whoever would like to contribute, please do so! You may assume that I have an understanding of basic wave properties.
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