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      Know your Sound

      Its been a fantastic journey for the last two years, since the ICE bug bit me. It was in August 2009 when i first ventured out in the market and plonked in a music set up in my brand new i10. As my quest to quench the ever thirsty ICE devil, i continue to explore, and learn a lot of new concepts, methods, theory and practice.

      One of the area where most ICE boys fail to keep thier senses open is, Sound in general. What does Sound mean to you. What Instruments, produce what sounds. Why are few sounds irritating while few are pleasing. Why is there such a hue and cry about equilizers. These are just some of the questions i would like to take a shot at.

      With that, i launch the "Know your Sound" sereis, where i intend to populate these areas with good number of writeups, graphs and probabably nice reference materials to read on.

      Request the ICE brotherhood members to contribute here. Please post content relevant to this thread only here.

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      Here are your Starters: Interactive Frequency Chart - Independent Recording Network

      It is an excellent, interactive page that displays critical info on Spectrum ranges and Sensitivity.
      Just move the cursor near your fav instrument to know more details.
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      In headphones or general speakers the difference between compressed music and lossless is minimal but the whole scenario changes with use in Hi-Fi speaker system.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bamaboy View Post
      In headphones or general speakers the difference between compressed music and lossless is minimal
      just a little different observation here:
      on headphones/earphones it is much more apparent so much that you almost feel like deleting your low Q music collection

      in general what i have observed is the low frequency music which takes the beating first in case of degraded quality. any specific reason for it?
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      Quote Originally Posted by bhpistorqintorpm View Post
      you almost feel like deleting your low Q music collection
      I felt exactly the same after listening lossless music in my ICE setup.
      Now, there are less tracks in my 16 GB iTouch, but each and every track is ALAC.
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      Clip #1 is encoded at 320kbps (31985 votes)
      Clip #2 is encoded at 128kbps (35521 votes)

      Does it mean half of the people cannot differentiate between 128 and 320kbps??

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      some audio scams are so blatant you wonder how anyone could fall for them, like a replacement volume control knob that sells for $485. The ad copy proclaims, "the new knobs are custom made with beech wood and bronze … how can this make a difference??? Well, hearing is believing as we always say. The sound becomes much more open and free flowing with a nice improvement in resolution. Dynamics are better and overall naturalness is improved." yes, i bet that's just what they always say. Wood is a common theme among audiophile scams, falsely implying a relation to a fine old violin where the wood's vibration really is a part of the sound. But a volume control knob?

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      So who all took the tests and passed

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