Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by Mussels, Mar 7, 2011.
Bah, don't get me started on joint stereo. lol.
in before mailman posts a picture of a boombox filled with weed.
at least we got the audio experts in the one place, so now people can get 3-4 simultaneous answers to any questions they may have, with high odds of accuracy in the responses.
Well nothing's a magic bullet, after all. Crystallizer was meant to "enhance" low quality audio, and it perceivably does that, even if it does so by an understanding of equipment and human hearing rather than actually increasing quality.
As for the article, Mussels you definitely do have an understanding of most of the things involved, just be careful about how you state things. Audiophiles tend to be a nitpicky bunch. If you have the patience to refine this and admit when you may be wrong or misinformed, I see this becoming a great resource.
You & me both mate XD
I even complained to a radio station once, because I caught them out using a crappy joint-stereo MP3 instead of the proper CD
thats the plan. i mostly have to be careful when editing based on peoples comments, because i can guarantee people will disagree as to whats right... and then its either guesswork or research to figure out who's right, and what to say.
Just another question guys while I have you all here
Should I even bother with turning on EAX and playing with the Graphic Equalizer from my sound card's driver/software? lol ...
Because.. your ears are NOT like those of the sound engineer.
Use the EQ to suit YOUR hearing
EDIT: or your equipment
I use my EQ to boost bass for my headphones, as they're a bit lacking. EQ comes down to personal choice, but the goal should be to make as little change as possible to get the sound you want. No point boosting the bass to max for one song, only to find bad company 2 machine gun fire just made you sterile from the subwoofer shakin your janglies apart.
as to EAX, it depends on the games. while EAX is nothing fancy in itself, some games (warcraft III comes to mind) dont let you get surround sound without EAX, so its better to enable it in those.
I don't bother with EAX except in games. As for EQ, I use them to correct output of equipment, as most equipment is not perfectly linear.
I'd say, if you have the ability to use EAX, use it. For the games that support it, it does help. Now I wouldn't bother going out and buying anything so you can use EAX, but if you've already got it, it does sound good.
EDIT - Yeah, as wile E said; just in games.
see what i meant about 4 answers to each question? we even line up with our opinions! (mostly)
Ain't that grand?
And just like that I am educated , time to start playing around with what I've got.
Hey man, Active thread. Very active thread. When I replied (both times) there were no replies, now there's at least two or three in between my post and what I was replying to. Have to think that can only be a good thing, so long as things stay on-topic, accurate, and civil
The most important thing is, the sound is as good as the source files is. You are just going to suffer more if you use more detailed equipment for listening to high compression files.
Enjoy it you shall
nail <-> head
I wish more people could truly understand what that really means.
98Kbit MP3 is a no go on my Onkyo TX-Sr876 w/ polk audio 7.1
Just NO FRAKKIN WAY MAN!
Audio is a gateway drug. You buy a good reciever, you need good source. You get good source, you need good speakers, you get good speakers you need good source Files.
I just need another hit man.... Just gotta get my fix!
Ye gods man!
You might even feel ill using flac!
Trust me, its worse on my HA5000 + AD1000PRM combo. It kills, literally. I stayed away from youtube just for that reason.
I believe it
Question: do you use headphones at all?
If so, what do you use?
Read the thing you just quoted.
Here a picture of it
Hell, it's murder on my Forte's in-built headphone amp thru my Grado SR225i's. I can't imagine how awful it would be if I grabbed a real HP amp and something like a nice set of PS1000's.
All I know is I cannot let my father learn that such things exist. He already has like 5 sets of headphones, and a house filled with pro audio equipment. I mean, how many mixing boards do you need? Well this one is portable and this one has effects and this one has lots of channels
I could do with that for my Beyerdynamics
BTW.. Thanks Mussels.
Thoroughly enjoyable & highly informative
About time someone did this!
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