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Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:23 am
by Fivelives
I laugh at audiophiles because the human ear can't really detect the difference between most bitrates. I'd like to see someone do a "blind" soundtest, and see if so-called audiophiles can really tell the difference between 128kb/s and 256kb/s (and lossy vs lossless files).

I'm almost positive it's purely a marketing thing, so that companies can sell their cabling for RIDICULOUS prices.

Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:21 pm
by tlitp
Five, a lot of ABX tests have been carried over the years. Generally speaking, most lossy-compression tracks are (better said, "should be") transparent in that bitrate range. Stating that all of them fit the description is simply unsupported by facts.

Flex, what the hell gold/nickel layering has to do with being an audiophile or not ? Not that you aren't right to simply LOL at some idiotic marketing attempts, but you seem to be barking at the wrong tree. :P

Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:26 pm
by halabar
tlitp wrote:Five, a lot of ABX tests have been carried over the years. Generally speaking, most lossy-compression tracks are (better said, "should be") transparent in that bitrate range. Stating that all of them fit the description is simply unsupported by facts.

Flex, what the hell gold/nickel layering has to do with being an audiophile or not ? Not that you aren't right to simply LOL at some idiotic marketing attempts, but you seem to be barking at the wrong tree. :P


Well, the gold plating is useless, but most of those cables are better made.. :-)

Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:33 pm
by Flex
halabar wrote:Well, the gold plating is useless, but most of those cables are better made.. :-)


Don't start that crap!

Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:38 pm
by halabar
Flex wrote:
halabar wrote:Well, the gold plating is useless, but most of those cables are better made.. :-)


Don't start that crap!


Well, I usually buy the cables one level below below the gold plated versions...

Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:02 pm
by Brekkie
Before connecting any cable to your system, give it a firm, robust shake. Grab hold of one end of the lead and shake it for a couple of minutes before you connect it to your system.

The process must – I suppose – do something to the molecular structure of the conductors, dielectric or insulation. What that is I do not know, nor do I care, but it has worked many times in my system.


HAHAHA

Those damn moist, kinky molecular structures!

Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:12 am
by crazyharry
That guy is spreading missinformation, everyone knows the real reason you shake out the cable is because the pointy 1s get stuck in there while the 0s travel right through, so your cable ends up clogged with 1s and your data transfer slows down.

Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:11 am
by Skye1013
crazyharry wrote:That guy is spreading missinformation, everyone knows the real reason you shake out the cable is because the pointy 1s get stuck in there while the 0s travel right through, so your cable ends up clogged with 1s and your data transfer slows down.

Soaking it in draino can also help with this issue!

Re: U.S. Internet Censorship bill (SOPA/PIPA)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:00 am
by Klaudandus