audioisnobiggie

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Is the idea of audiophile listening a dying concept as boomers die off?
Honk, wrong, I'm actually way ahead of my time. After black people near you have to try not to have been criminals also, you will hear Canadians speak of how much they love our future queen Middleton (although only on the streets, so that everyon... 
Why do Wav and Flac Files Sound Different?
Anyone who agrees with me that since WAV files are what nothing else is allowed to differ from, and are automatically reference listening compared to anything else, is already my idol, even before they agree that WAV sounds like it can’t be wrong ... 
Sound Quality
You make it sound like the N200 is just not that good :( If you are finding that streaming FLAC sounds better than WAV files, something is seriously wrong.  WAV files are the original unaltered format that anything else has to try to sneak in bei... 
Qobuz vs. Tidal
At first, I thought that SQ alone was what should decide. Qobuz won right away for having a default player that finally actually doesn't sound bad compared to even the average local-file player.  After that, Qobuz won, even while playing both on ... 
Anyone heard of Waudio Company power cables?
I bought one for my amp, and it gave me a bigger soundstage, and extended frequencies in both directions quite well, without upsetting my balance.  I quickly ordered ones for my dac and pc also.  The dac was harder to notice, but was there.  The P... 
DAC RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE
I have the Audio-GD R-8.  It blows me away all the time.  I haven't read comparisons to anything recent, but it's into revision 3, and has some nice improvements since I got it. $1850 http://www.audio-gd.com/R2R/R8MK3/R8mk3EN.htm Most people sw... 
Where are the female Audiophiles?
Women don’t want men to get the good a/v gear because they secretly have to be the evil queens competing with the snow whites to be able to get us.  😉  
WHY CABLES MATTER!
@asctim  I went with getting the color calibrator, because I didn't know how to prove to myself that my reference would be correct.  Everything looks great for sure now, though. My stereo is my reference compared to anything else I hear, but its... 
WHY CABLES MATTER!
@roxy54 You're complaining about how you don't understand people, as usual.  That looks like about all you do, this thread. When I assumed someone would want 10 story tall speaker system, I went on to assume someone would want IEM's also.  Can w... 
WHY CABLES MATTER!
I use hardware calibration for my monitor. My software tells me how accurate the colors my screen puts out are. If I swap digital cables, it shows me a different measured result. Sound will be like that too, some people will argue they can tell ev... 
Not sure for power conditioner my amp or not.
I think the argument is that everything likes to be cleaned up, but an amp likes to be plugged directly into something huge even more, to sound huge. The theoretical best place to set up a stereo should probably be in a dedicated room with a bank... 
What happen to MQA on Tidal?
Sorry, just remember what it stands for, apologies for the way they must be looking at everyone else after that. All you can really do is warn people that they’re dead for crap like that. That’s probably why they approached Jay-Z about it in the f... 
What happen to MQA on Tidal?
It's so good that they even make some 44.1 streams MQA 44.1 streams, so that it has to go through an extra chip that they claim makes it sound just like the original 44.1 track did. Next, they'll say that men are cheaper than women, and you shoul... 
What happen to MQA on Tidal?
You're one of the fools who fell for the scam if you bought MQA gear.  At best, compression will make it to identical to streaming the original higher res track.  It never makes it to that.  Switching to Qobuz, higher res tracks immediately gave m... 
Need advice on what to purchase to hold 1TB of music and connect to my new Innuos Pulsar.
You’re all recommending SSD drives. I choose thumb drives, because they are lower powered than SSD’s, which suck power to make them as fast as possible. I will do some critical testing, now that I’m talking about it, to try to hear a difference. I...