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Vinyl / Re: 33 vs 45rpm -- Technical Differences
Last post by Foobar3030 -
But then I guess the 7" vs 12" format discussion was not a part of your question?

I understand that there are differences in distortion between the inner and outer rings, so presumably this would influence any comparison of 7" and 12" records.

I'm curious about whether, all other things being equal, there is any (meaningful) positive effect on sound quality of a higher playback speed. I'm not certain the IPS/magnetic tape comparison is valid, particularly given some of the additional sources of noise raised by Arnold (reply #12).
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Yes. Don't be fooled by the "for kids".

Google a bit about them, I was very surprised.

If you can read Tyll's measurements, it can be seen that they follow Harman's curve relatively well and behave well too.
Which is really odd.

For kids - apparently they have some protection built in them so that kids can't, not knowingly, damage their hearing. That's a good thing. I have no idea if that means they are too quiet in a normal adult usage case, sorry.

Edit: WHAAAAT? 50 pounds???? I could swear I've seen them at the 20 pound price point recently O.O

Sorry :(
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Some Playcounter mods
Last post by firewater -
Last reply was 6 years ago so I'm not sure anyone will help but - <FIRST PLAYED> will get rewritten sometimes for tracks that already have it. So a track with a real <FIRST PLAYED> date (2015-06-04) could get rewritten with today's date if I listen to it today. I have no idea what causes this and would love some insight.
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Opus / Re: Is Opus ready for plex/streaming software?
Last post by bubbleguuum -
Chromecast (all models with up to date firmware) has excellent native Opus support, including multi-channel. There's a bug with h264-with-b-frame/Opus causing stutter but it will be fixed in a firmware update.

Nice, that's good to know. Do you notice any issues when streaming to something that has to transcode the audio to other format? I guess that can't be worse than transcoding other lossy codecs right?

No sure I understand your question. You might want to reformulate it.
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Opus / Re: Opus 1.3-beta is here
Last post by maikmerten -
I still care about streaming my stuff, and AC3 isn't supported on most platforms I stream : browsers, phone.  Only my streaming boxes like chromecast/roku can accept AC3 but I think plex still transcode it lol...  and opus is "future proof"

And I thought there is a transparent quality where the quality will be identical?

Making your content more compatible, yes, that's a good reason for a format change.

The problem with converting from one lossy format to another is that although each encoding step "itself" should be "transparent" given a proper bitrate, the errors build up - so there's no guarantee that after two "transparent" encoding rounds the end result would still be "transparent" compared to the original file. This is why it may be preferrable, provided you have the storage space, to keep the best quality version you have stored somewhere even if you convert to another format - just in case you may decide to use something different yet again in the future.
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I've seen that the Etymotic EK5 measures incredibly well for the price, and is light, and, well, Etymotic...

Check the measurement at innerfidelity.

Can't comment on subjective sound, didn't hear them, but plan on getting one to examine them.

Hi Ardacer. 

When I google Etymotic EK5 all that seems to come up is headphones for kids...  Are they the ones?  Or is it something else that is not easy to find?  Does anyone have a link to a pair? 

Cheers

EDIT:  is it these ones:

http://etymoticdirect.co.uk/etymotic-ek5
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I've seen that the Etymotic EK5 measures incredibly well for the price, and is light, and, well, Etymotic...

Check the measurement at innerfidelity.

Can't comment on subjective sound, didn't hear them, but plan on getting one to examine them.
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Foobar2000 VST 2.4 adapter
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,84947.0.html

EDIT: It would appear that VST support is a little buggy.

C.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: My Foobar screenshot
Last post by klepetox -
My layout is for wide displays, placed by the side.