a short thank you for a site that stands out from the regular audiophile idiocy of sites like audio asylum, audiogon, and unfortunately even DIYaudio where the pest of unsupported claims freely peddled as ultimate truth is an ever increasing phenomenon.Thanks for the sanity.
This is what happened unfortunately at DIYaudio where claims were posted that different flac players sounded differently - foobar, media monkey, winamp, dpowreamp etc.Yeah the differences were clearly discernible etc....no explanation how and no measurement ...the usual audiophile bull. I finally decided not to participate at DIYaudio anymore, especially in the PC section, the atmosphere became rather dense....now they even have an diy audiophile hardrive featured...oh the humanity.
This is what happened unfortunately at DIYaudio where claims were posted that different flac players sounded differently - foobar, media monkey, winamp, dpowreamp etc.
The generic USB cable sounds pretty flat. It has limited dynamic range and it distorts the tonal balance by softening the bass while it rolls off the treble regions. The mid range sounds dull and lifeless and the sound stage is narrowly constricted. In short, the generic USB cable was choking the full performance of my home audio system. […]The Audioquest Diamond USB cable is an unbelievable USB cable. It uses a single AA battery to power the Audioquest Diamond USB cable so it does not need to be burned in for a significant period of time to sound its best. How does it sound? Amazing! Bass tightened up firmly and it sounds authoritative, punchy, and textures are quite vivid. The bass notes extend much deeper and they have more power and speed. Kick drums, high hats, snares, etc. sound much more vivid and they have an authoritative kick that gives the music a rock solid foundation. The mid range simply shines. It is like sitting in the first row of a concert. Gone is the distant veil and the haze from the generic USB cable. The Audioquest Diamond USB cable sharpens the focus of the mid range by adding layers of textures, details, and resolution without sounding edgy or hot. Clarity is the best word used to describe it. Everything sounds sharply focused and clear. Female singers sound fuller, richer, and more alluring as if she was singing right in front of me. […]For those that will inevitably reply by stating that USB is a digital cable and all bits are the same, I urge you to find your local authorized Audioquest dealer and ask him or her to audition the Audioquest Diamond USB cable in your own home audio system for a week. Let your own ears be the judge. […]At $649.00 USD for a 1.5 meter USB cable, I will not be able to afford the Audioquest Diamond USB cable anytime soon. However, I now know what is currently possible with a state of the art USB cable if you own a high end audio system at home.
It just occurred to me that asking a nutjob for ABX logs is utterly pointless. First, 9 times out of 10, they'll just refuse to submit to the test, because "the difference is obvious enough". Then, even if they do submit to it, they'll just blame the software when they can't detect any difference. It's obviously broken!
Well, I just had to prove that you get kicked off CA from being an "objectivist" if you keep persisting with questioning some of the wilder claims (well, that, and something the administrator misinterpreted from what he gathered from spying on private messages between members). Well, glad to have gotten clarity on that one...
Quote from: Wombat on 05 April, 2012, 08:31:19 PMWell, I just had to prove that you get kicked off CA from being an "objectivist" if you keep persisting with questioning some of the wilder claims (well, that, and something the administrator misinterpreted from what he gathered from spying on private messages between members). Well, glad to have gotten clarity on that one...
Hi julf! What "Wombat" do you quote? I have no clue who did write this, it wasn´t me.
Ah, ok. I didn´t read on CA to much but you explained some technical things to others there and must be some of the few that tries to use science.
So do i really read this right and you got kicked for being sceptic in the end?