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Yes, but if you want to check the self recorded CDR that you have in the car since 2001 whether you recorded it from lossless or MP3, then it can be useful.
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augustine, it seems you got it backwards, the question is "from Atmos to Ambisonics", not vice versa.
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General Audio / MP3 file analyzer tool?
Last post by xerces8 -
Hi!

I remember using (ages ago) a tool that analyzed a MP3 file and detected the used encoder, parameters used (some of them, like joint stereo etc...) and together with the bitrate gave a quick assessment whether the file is junk, good, or "near CD" (ignoring the source of course).

Does anyone remember that tools name? Are maybe there other similar tools (maybe supporting other codecs, knowing if an AAC file was encoded with some old version of faac or latest iTunes...)?

Thanks,
David
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General Audio / Re: Introducing TuneFUSION
Last post by spoon -
Big update adding:

Remote Sync (through the Internet)
Sync to Network Folder
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https://www.stereophile.com/content/brinkmann-audio-nyquist-da-processor#comment-567527
Tube MQA digital. Tweakable with $7k power cord. Hurray!
This one has the blessings of Mr Vinyl himself  ;)

cheers,

AJ
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_youtube
Last post by gr8cx -
hmm i append fy+ to http: but very very slow opening m3u file with 2000 lines to playlist
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Vinyl / Re: WSJ asks Why Vinyls Boom Is Over
Last post by ajinfla -
And it's true that classical music lovers were the most enthusiastic early adopters but the main reasons mentioned at the time were a lower noise floor and the ability to play a complete work without having to turn over rather than sound quality itself (though you might consider lower noise a quality improvement). Having said that I'm sure there were many lured by the promised improvements in sound quality

I was also there at the time and was involved (albeit in a small way) with the launch of CD in theUK. I stand by what I say
Right, baseless, factless opinion from the bubble fringe.
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In summary, do you agree that there are audible differences between the two samples that are not solely due to the increased tics and pops from the laser turntable?
It seems that the audible difference may have been due to artifacts of the process that removed the tics.
You don't know what the process was,

That makes what followed a blind test. ;-)

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so you're making suppositions without any supporting evidence.

Utterly false.  May even speak to state of mind...

I provided the frequency response and noise level curves. 

You might not like the evidence, you may disagree with the evidence, but claiming it does  not exist is utterly false.

Furthermore, the evidence about background noise levels may support some of your hypotheses.

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I'll give you a hint: the process didn't touch the cymbal crashes, which you've already stated was an obvious "tell" between the two samples.

So, you say.

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For your further amusement, I've attached short extracts that include one of the "tell-tale" cymbal crashes.
Both are from the laser turntable: one is the original sample, the other is the de-tic'd version.
If, as you suggest, the audible difference is an artefact of the tic-removal process, you'll be able to ABX them easily. I challenge you to do that.

We shall see. Unlike you, I just analyze and test the evidence.

For you there seems to be this non-technical foregone conclusion stated in Placebophile terms.
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Hi,
I read about these headphones and found them on Amazon at ~68$:
https://www.amazon.com/AKG-240-Semi-Open-Studio-Headphones/dp/B0001ARCFA

I see that they have a 55ohm impedance.
Will they be good for listening to music from my laptop/cellphone? Is there a big difference in that sense from 32ohm impedance headphones?
I plan to use them at work. Should I expect sound leakage from them?

Any ideas for good alternatives at the price?

Thanks :)
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...to the point that it is no longer audible and therefore completely irrelevant.