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Audio Hardware / Re: About best earphones which are durable and with lowest radiation.
Last post by Thad E Ginathom -
Rupesh, have you been reading stuff forwarded on Whatsapp? I strongly suggest that you consider all such stuff, whatever it is about, to be lies unless there is good reason to consider otherwise.

About a year ago I bought a pair of earphones for about 3,500 INR for my wife. She loved them, and now hates all the other stuff, eg came-free-with-a-phone, but... in just a year, one of the cables is broken. I suspect she wound them too tight, and has now learned her lesson, but still, such a product should last more than a year. The product came from Amazon.in, but there is no warranty as it was an import. This is the sort of stuff we India consumers have to put up with.

The only product (not audio) I have ever bought from Amazon.in which was plainly fake was accepted for immediate return and refund.  I cannot say how one can be sure of online purchases, but mostly I have been satisfied.  If you do not feel that you can trust your experience in identifying a probably-genuine product, it might help if you don't buy online at all, but buy from an actual store. Philips have brand shops, as do Sony etc.

Just be aware that the main danger from earphones is volume, and you can never recover lost hearing.

All the best...
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: Columns UI
Last post by illya_ -
Bug report regarding Columns UI 1.00(beta1): You can no longer use the Tab button to move the selection from the playlist tabs to the playlist.

You can however, just like before: use the Tab button to move the selection from the playlist to the playlist tabs.


I did a fresh portable installation of Foobar2000 1.4.1 + foo_ui_columns-0.5.1.fb2k, where I can tab to the playlist tabs and back to the playlist without issues.
Then I did a fresh portable installation of Foobar2000 1.4.1 + foo_ui_columns-0.5.1.fb2k, where I can tab to the playlist tab, but not back to the playlist.


(Sorry if this is the wrong place to make a bug report. Also sorry about double post, only made it since it is for another issue)
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General Audio / Re: The difference between Windows and Linux
Last post by jsdyson -
Hi folks,
I've searched the forum but didn't find an edaquate answer to my question.

Is there someone who can tell me the difference between Linux and Windows when it comes to audio quality?
I don't know if it's just placebo effect or reality, but I do think that there is a (slightly, depends) better quality on Linux in combination with good hard- and software of course.

But I want to be sure, so guys, help me with your experience and (hopefully) explanations.

Sincerely,
Telepath
There is absolutely no difference between Linux & Windows in audio quality if you do all of the audio processing yourself.  If you depend upon the internal libarires, then as they say 'Your Miliage will Vary.'    For my DolbyA compatible decoder project, I use Linux for development, and compile the user's version for Windows on a Windows' box.  

Talking about performance and responsiveness (not audio quality):
For low level, very aggressive development, Linux is a LOT faster for the developer, but for using pre-built libraries/GUI things/etc, then Windows tends to be better.  For extreme responsiveness under load -- Linux is pretty damned good.   I actually wrote the FreeBSD VM system many years ago, and because of the incredibly efficient allocation of memory resources, I could run Xwindows in 4MB (yes, MEGA, not GIGA.)  The 'unix' clones like Linux (and nowadays lesso FreeBSD) are amazing.   FreeBSD wins on low overhead for simple applications.  Windows is a big monstrosity that really needs to be pruned down to be most effiicent.
All in all -- the most important thing about performance isn't so much the OS, but the libraries, how the code is written, and the kinds of CPUs (and nowadays if you have an SSD.)

However, to answer the original question -- if all of the HW is the same, and you use EXACTLY the same code, and do all of hte processing software yourself -- Linux and Windows are the same quality.
John
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General - (fb2k) / Re: Win 10 1809: Rating stars
Last post by gob -
Another easy work around is to change your playlist font to Segoe UI Symbol. I use CUI, but I'm pretty sure it can be done in DUI as well. And it likely wont work if you have rating stars in the titlebar either.
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General Audio / The difference between Windows and Linux
Last post by Telepath -
Hi folks,
I've searched the forum but didn't find an edaquate answer to my question.

Is there someone who can tell me the difference between Linux and Windows when it comes to audio quality?
I don't know if it's just placebo effect or reality, but I do think that there is a (slightly, depends) better quality on Linux in combination with good hard- and software of course.

But I want to be sure, so guys, help me with your experience and (hopefully) explanations.

Sincerely,
Telepath
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Audio Hardware / Re: About best earphones which are durable and with lowest radiation.
Last post by rupeshforu3 -
Can anyone of you compare the above two products and suggest which is the best. Many people in Amazon.in site who brought shq 1300 already reviewed that sound quality is not good, no bass etc.,.

I am attracted towards shq 1300 because I think it is latest and have new features than 1200 model.

Another issue is Philips company is not selling their products especially earphones on their own site. One of the person from Amazon.in has reviewed that "the wire of the product I received from Amazon.in is not the same as specified in Philips company website and so I think that Amazon people had taken the original wire and shipped the product with duplicate or fake wire."

Can anyone of you suggest where I mean from which website I can get original Philips product.
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