We will wait for you! Sorry to hear about the situation, I hope they fix you well at the hospital.Sorry guys, I'm out for the next couple of days. Went to hospital directly after my last post, appendix. It's 20 to 1 in the morning, surgery will happen in a couple of hours. Behave!
I had computer problems tonight and the computer is OK now. I installed Sonic Visualiser but I don't really know how to interpret the various waveform or other visual representation of sound.It's really not.
I'm sure there will be something out there for a Debian-based distro. In fact, here's one:
Sonic Visualiser is a program for viewing and analysing the contents of music audio files.www.sonicvisualiser.org
Not used it myself but next time I fire up one of the Linux boxes I'll give it a whirl. And yes, you may well see a difference on a waveform analysis. But your ears and (more importantly) brain don't work in the same way.
Exactly, in almost every set up (my own included), the bitrate of the audio is rarely the biggest issue!What we found was not what we expected. Our hi-res gear revealed just how good high bitrate mp3 could be, not how poor it was. We, and other listeners, could never, ever tell for certain whether we were listening to mp3 or uncompressed music. The difference was just too small.
These days I am much more relaxed about audio. Once I realized that I was paying more attention to how my equipment was performing rather than how much I was enjoying the music, that was it for me.
MP3 is not high resolution, neither is CD in the jargon of audiophiles.Ok ok ok so it's not a mainstream concern according to the speaker and 90 people out of 100 can't tell the difference between CD Audio and hi-res (I am doing this from memory)
I think I win again Chris with the Mp3s. It's high resolution more then enough..
I used to use 320 VBR or similar when I ripped CDs (it has been years) and the results were superb. I think that VBR is the ticket.Call me crazy, I decided to encode my 2 latest CD batches @ 225VBR instead of 320CBR. I can't hear the difference and 225VBR is about 1/3 smaller then 320. I think it's a no brainer.
I still need to prove this scientifically with software and blind tests.
Just external portable hdds, but my listening library has mp3 or sometimes apple lossless in iTunes. I can access most music with Spotify and Apple, so only store stuff they don’t have (live albums of obscure bands, Asian folk music etc.) For me the strange part is back then, 20 years ago I was not aware that my 128k mp3s sounded bad. I was focusing on different things. Your perception can also change greatly imo.[What device do you use to store a full quality CDs ?
I don't know, we shall see in the next years...Just external portable hdds, but my listening library has mp3 or sometimes apple lossless in iTunes. I can access most music with Spotify and Apple, so only store stuff they don’t have (live albums of obscure bands, Asian folk music etc.) For me the strange part is back then, 20 years ago I was not aware that my 128k mp3s sounded bad. I was focusing on different things. Your perception can also change greatly imo.
I guess I am sort of an audiophile if you take it to mean lover of audio and not lover of the gear perse. However, critical listening to the point where it is the gear and not the music is counter-productive if the goal is the enjoyment of the music. My listening environments never really warranted critical analytical listening: dorms, apartment complexes, kids, dogs, traffic &c--too much ambient noise to worry about every minute detail. And there is a good bit of my listening collection that suffers from too good equipment. There is some stuff that just never sounded better than on an AM car radio.I'm glad to be done with that nonsense. Nowadays I have middle of the road gear that sounds great. My focus is back on the music, where it belongs.
Well said.I think you'll find the overwhelming evidence from many sources says otherwise (not just my opinion).
You are welcome to YOUR opinion, but when you start claiming other people's opinions (and experiences!) are in their minds I have to call "woah there". I work with a fantastic audio engineer who can hear the difference between 44.1khz and 96khz. I can't.
I think the widely held view is that audiophiles are gearheads. There are music lovers who don't care one whit about equipment but the same cannot be said about audiophiles.I guess I am sort of an audiophile if you take it to mean lover of audio and not lover of the gear perse.