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I found that my DAP puts 0.937 volts, output power of 58.5mW into 15 ohms load, with 1kHz signal.

Whatever those numbers mean, it drives very well my current headphones, which measure as per below:

Volts RMS required to reach 90dB SPL: 0.047 Vrms
Impedance @ 1kHz: 60 Ohms
Power Needed for 90d BSPL 0.04 mW

Again, not very good with measurements.

I am thinking on getting a second pair of headphones, but their 2k impedanced make me think that my DAP won't be even able to drive them at 50 - 60db

Here are the measurements of the headphones I am considering:

Volts RMS required to reach 90dB SPL: 0.405 Vrms
Impedance @ 1kHz: 2096 Ohms
Power Needed for 90d BSPL 0.08 mW

Is there a way to find out if the DAP will be able to drive them at 50db with the measurements above? Also, is there any risk of damaging my DAP with that load?
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Deskband is exactly what I need, unfortunately it keeps crashing my explorer under windows 7-64bit.
Uninstalling the program isn't pretty either as it kills the explorer some more.
I managed to uninstall but it took couple of tries, because if you don't remove the component from Foobar it will install deskband again.

I would like to know what is left on computer after uninstalling, what does the program modify and leaves?

Thanks
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General - (fb2k) / Re: bad track or bad settings
Last post by A_Man_Eating_Duck -
does the problem happen when using directsound as output?

Also can you give more specs on your system, OS and how the DAC is connected?
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General - (fb2k) / Re: MIDI Conversion
Last post by kode54 -
Most of these game formats are notes of some sort, but converting them to MIDI requires specialized code to monitor the emulated sound hardware and convert the information into notes. I have written an SPC to MIDI converter, that produces one SPC file per unique sample, for easier instrument separation, but it still requires retuning and manual intervention.
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foo_jesus is the only guaranteed way to keep stats for a session without user intervention. Otherwise, you'd need to manually trigger a configuration save periodically.
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General Audio / Re: What does a bad USB cable sound like?
Last post by saratoga -
Usually a bad USB cable will cause the device to disappear and reappear in windows periodically.  You'll have audio and then sudden you won't when a transfer gets corrupted and Windows resets the device. 
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General Audio / What does a bad USB cable sound like?
Last post by Speedskater -
What kind of noise or distortion does a marginal USB cable make?
I don't think that any of the common audiophile descriptions fit.
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General Audio / Re: Are we too polite to subjectivists?
Last post by Speedskater -
Those audiophiles aren't subjectivists, Floyd Toole ans Sean Olive are subjectivists.
The audiophiles are more neo-subjectivists.
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General Audio / Re: Are we too polite to subjectivists?
Last post by greynol -
The thing is, opinions about differences in sound quality are not welcome unless they can be backed up with evidence in accordance with our rules (have you read our rules?).  If you don't have acceptable evidence, then don't make them.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_wave_seekbar
Last post by Zao -
I can't tell much from my side. I get an `std::runtime_error` from my decoder, and I bail out as it is assumedly hosed.