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General - (fb2k) / Restoring foobar skin darkone4
Last post by RayB -
Help help...
I am a novice on this so apologies upfront for a stupid question, however.... I have had foobar2000 icw darkone4mod_v1 running flawelessly on w10, but the nuc died and am now on a new nuc on w11. I installed foobar2000-x64_v2.1.5 and foo_ui_columns-2.1.0.x86-x64i. However, when I import darkone4mod_v1.fcl I get the message that  a lot of panels are not installed... and it's aborted. I truly wish to have this working again, any advice? The nuc is a p7, 16, 512.

Many thanks!

Ray
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Audio Hardware / Re: Sennheiser HD 560S headphones dac/amp
Last post by Air KEN -
Both the iBasso DC04Pro and FiiO K9 have a simple sound with no quirks, so they're fine.
Both the HIFIMAN Edition XS and SENNHEISER HD 660S2 produce good sound.

It is best to choose based on your own preference.
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Audio Hardware / Re: Sennheiser HD 560S headphones dac/amp
Last post by Andrei1 -
Okay. So there are differences. But the price for K9 is much higher. I don't think it justifies the price going for it, especially since it's way out of my budget. Not to mention that I have to get the ananda nano. But that is up to me, of course.

Those recommendations that you gave me apply to almost any headphones? Or just for the HD 560S? I am talking about Fiio KA17 and iBasso DC04Pro.

Do they sinergize well with hifiman Ananda nano, which is a planar magnetic headphone with a sensitivity of 94 dB and an impedance of just 14 ohms?
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Loudness contol for Foobar
Last post by silverprout -
It seems to be a little complex for a average user
You do not appear to be an average user.  Your requirements seem to be highly individual, therefore you need a potentially unique solution and must either roll one yourself or hope to engage the interest of somebody with the understanding+skills+willingness+free time to help you.
I lack any of those.  In particular, I lack understanding of what the problem is.  I can understand one might want to apply equalisation to flatten the frequency response of any particular listening environment (speaker performance + room acoustics), but beyond that surely the only thing left is compensating for hearing defects.  If you are trying to compensate for "normal" hearing, then you are going to move the listening experience away from what it would be hearing something "live" – and I thought the whole point of HiFi is to reproduce the live experience.
The Equal Loudness curves are a statement of fact, and useful for scientific purposes... not something to aim at!

I've bought DSP at 80€ (T-rack 4in 4out ADAU1701) and two Aliexpress T-amp for 8€ (4X15W), a lot of average users are able to parameter a simple DSP in 2024 IMO so i've added two PLS 830983 widebands and two used Fountek woofers and two bobins of PLA, the final bill is under 250€.
Two small phantom devialet costs 2K€ and need an additionnal DSP for the compensation, i dont feel that the low volume listenings are a marginal solution but i really feel that a static tonal destroyer like the embedded equailizer in foobar is someting really marginal.

... The preservation of the tonal equilibrium is my goal and the scientific data is a tool that i want to use to direct my feelings and abilities to the right solution.

Also: maybe a particular software player is a little too far away from the action to be the component to perform these corrections. The coarse, consumer-grade version of this compensation was (is?) the infamous "loudness" button which just to a 1-preset fixed compensation.

According to this recent discussion on reddit, there were (are?) hifi amplifiers that have implemented a continuous equal loudness curve compensation integrated. At least with passive speakers, this might be the "properer" place to put such a correction.

The compensation is not dynamic, exagerated, inacurate.  I'm not looking for a "bass boost" or other subjective psychological wandering.
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Loudness contol for Foobar
Last post by ojdo -
Also: maybe a particular software player is a little too far away from the action to be the component to perform these corrections. The coarse, consumer-grade version of this compensation was (is?) the infamous "loudness" button which just to a 1-preset fixed compensation.

According to this recent discussion on reddit, there were (are?) hifi amplifiers that have implemented a continuous equal loudness curve compensation integrated. At least with passive speakers, this might be the "properer" place to put such a correction.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_quicksearch
Last post by regor -
That post above did remind me that I totally forgot about special chars used in titl;e formatting. That means $%()[],' all need to be escaped in the search term. Back to the drawing board... :P

Yep xd it's easier to do it in JS with a standard cleanup/escape function. But with the example above people get the idea to make it work with any char in TF.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: foo_quicksearch
Last post by marc2k3 -
That post above did remind me that I totally forgot about special chars used in title formatting. That means $%()[],' all need to be escaped in the search term. Back to the drawing board... :P

edit: my QSearch component has been updated