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is this the only foobar2000 forum?

Is this the only foobar2000 forum? The problem is TOS #8. Foobar2000 is used by many audiophiles for the possibility of good sound quality, which could make some good discussions. But most of us evaluate changes via non-blind listening, as it's simply impossible to conduct blind tests on every option that we need to explore. That requires a friend to help, and requires new tests for every small change which could take days when I might want to evaluate ten different settings for new gear. Just not practical.



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There is also the Head-fi forums, where placebophilia is encouraged/applauded.
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Hi, I don't know what Peter would want, foobar2000 being his baby, and I'd say he does enjoy all the purchases that help him out.

I wish I could say I'd like to toss out the audiophools and all their junk, but that's not really the official final word, it's just my opinion.

I care that this is a well engineered piece of software, and that it fulfills the use cases of a lot of people. I don't really care for the discussion of configuring this software to achieve placebo results, though. Bit perfect matters if you want to get compressed bitstreams out to your external decoders, but doesn't really matter much outside of that use case, and even then, if you do that, you can't do much of anything else with your sound hardware. But I bet you'd love spending hours discussing, at length, the exact benefits to using your direct to hardware SACD rip playback. Too bad you can't color that discussion with scientifically unprovable opinions, per this forum's rules. Maybe take it to Head-fi, they love that kind of rabble there.

Speaking of coloring discussion with scientifically unprovable opinions, that reminds me: Someone, fairly recently, was getting all insulted around these parts because someone didn't take kindly to their colorful use of religious references and metaphors in their discussion of audio quality. Boy, that was really fun.

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Is this the only foobar2000 forum? The problem is TOS #8. Foobar2000 is used by many audiophiles for the possibility of good sound quality, which could make some good discussions. But most of us evaluate changes via non-blind listening, as it's simply impossible to conduct blind tests on every option that we need to explore. That requires a friend to help, and requires new tests for every small change which could take days when I might want to evaluate ten different settings for new gear. Just not practical.
Which changes/options do you feel should be discussed with disregard to TOS #8?
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?

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Reply #6
I wish I could say I'd like to toss out the audiophool
sound quality commentary regarding drivers, ram caching and the like?

Yes, bounced right out on their ears!

snowflakes
To me the use of this term speaks volumes.
Is 24-bit/192kHz good enough for your lo-fi vinyl, or do you need 32/384?

 
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