desu before seeing several videos linked from /g/ threads, I'd think these people are just retarded.
I don't get how people can unironically buy "bridges" that lift UNSHIELDED cables off the floor, to "reduce noise".
If you know one of these folds, just use him.
You may be younger, but they have better hearing
why are all audiophiles old?
don't they realize some 20 year old has way better hearing than them and that they are simply wasting their money?
>don't they realize some 20 year old has way better hearing than them and that they are simply wasting their money?
>M-MUH GOLDEN EARS
No it's the golden years. Fuck off grandpa.
A teenager with Apple earbuds gets better sound quality than old fucks with 50k+ setups
Let's just hope that when they die they'll inherit their shit to their great grandchildren so they can get some use out of it
I have absolutely no idea how MBL midrange speakers work
The best sound comes from using an SSD and removing all other harddrives, as these add a bright and harsh sound into the music. USB harddrives are also very noisy and should be avoided. A network attached storage (NAS) is a little better but still not good. An SSD is a must.
It's also important to convert ALL music into WAV. This gives a silkier sound with more detail. Lossless formats like FLAC are very noisy during playback which adds edginess into the sound. The same is true for mp3 files. Converting mp3 into WAV makes it silkier, however, since the mp3 files are compressed it sounds too blurry. Keeping them as mp3 adds edginess which compensates for the blurriness. If storage space is limited on the SSD, convert all lossless formats into WAV, and keep mp3 as they are.
If you must use a standard harddrive, the best sound comes from a low RPM drive like WD Green. However, even with everything converted to WAV it sounds worse than FLAC from the SSD.
If you can only afford a small SSD. You can copy and paste music files to it before playback, similar to changing CDs in your CD player. The simplest is to keep your music library on an external harddrive, and then copy the album to your SSD before playback. But it's absolutely critical to unplug the USB harddrive afterwards. You don't want to listen to music with it still plugged in, because the brightness gives painful headaches.
Windows has an edgy and bright sound while Ubuntu has a grey and dull sound, but with more inner detail. Lucid Puppy Linux has the best sound by giving both clear and silky sound with greater transparency, openness and detail. It has no weaknesses whatsoever. This is because the operating system is copied into RAM on startup. When installing Lucid Puppy, remember to make a Frugal install.
Choose RAM with a heatsink around as this gives smoother sound. Don't use RAM that are nude (where you see the circuit board).
>$250000 USD only of the 2 speakers
Usually I have no problem with idiotphile speakers, but all the amps, pre amps, cd/vinyl players, power regulator, cable and other magic shit are meme.
not really. an expensive vinyl player is not meme. you can get better sound compared to cheap turntables. but what is more important is the fact that an expensive turntable does less damage to you vinyls
c'mon, I'm ~agree but I will never buy this kind turntables with a crazy tier phono stage
"A loudspeaker in which we have taken conservation of energy to its ultimate consequence: all bass, middle and high tone units are fully coordinated with one another and function on an axis of 180 degrees. This means that all impacting forces are neutralised and the system can function in perfect ease. All loudspeaker volume levels are active and thus do away with those energy-wasting post-impulse oscillations that afflict conventional loudspeakers and the air they contain. The two subwoofer towers can be actively fitted to the room to avoid erasement and ensure transmission of the full music signal. Experience the pure energy of the music – just as though you were present at the original performance. This loudspeaker system is tangible proof of our highest claim – that we build legends."
>rat's nest on the ground.
first, fix your rate problem anon :3
The motor bit is on the end of the football. As it moves towards and away from the football all the leaves move in and out, basically making a full range omnidirectional speaker.
That art looks a lot like a Jojo face.
>Experience the pure energy of the music – just as though you were present at the original performance
Wouldn't it be better if they went to the concert hall? I guess for some performances you can't but with that kind of disposable income it seems silly at this point.
>at some point audiophiles purify their tastes
>at some point they realize what they really want
I really can't comprehend why people spend so much on power interconnects when all the wiring in the walls, breaker panel, transformers and transmission lines is shitty pig iron wire. I can see spending a lot on signal cables like RCA's but fucking power cables???
Does anybody know if James Randi is still doing the million dollar challenge? That guy selling the stupid expensive speaker cables got rekt when he was asked to do a blind test against a coat hanger. Declining the challenge was probably a good idea.
Pic related, pretty much my dream system. Loud and clean without the audiophile bullshit.
apparently its not every ps1.
>I really can't comprehend why people spend so much on power interconnects when all the wiring in the walls, breaker panel, transformers and transmission lines is shitty pig iron wire
The most retarded peoples are the batteryfag ''because muh bad current and noise from/out the electric box'' (pic related)
Also some pre amp and DAC work with batteries for the same reason.
I don't get it. It's a joke, right? It has to be a joke.
What do they think it does?! What is the fucking reasoning? Jesus tap-dancing Christ, I can understand dropping some good money on a nice pair of headphones and an amp, but these people are actually mentally deficient.
I think I get hot rodding culture, but this audiophile shit baffles me.
So when audiophiles get together like that, is it like playing a roleplaying game? Like, everyone knows theyre just playing a character?
>let's see, what would someone with super hearing say about this fat red wire...
>"ah, yes, it sounds much more dynamic and precise, particularly in the... uh... upper octaves..."
So are the people who own all the shit in this thread
It's because they don't trust the sinusoidal source of the electric power distributor of the city
This can't not be satire.
>from the "disclaimer" page
Hey, a power surge killed my speakers even through a surge protector. Never trust mains power; use a UPS.
Or you can just replace your parts on the extremely unlikely scenario that this happens to you.
Here I was thinking I'm an audiophile for having a 70 dollar DAC and some AKG's
woah that bike tube is a good fucking idea.
I have an electric drum set I've been trying to isolate vibrations from for years. I think I'm gonna try this tube Idea. should take just one large sheet of plywood, and maybe 4-6 full size bike tubes.
you guys think this would effectively reduce vibrations going through the floor to my neighboors without being to squishy for comfort? my seat will not be on the board btw.
these weird fucking speakers are so cool to me. What do they call these?
reminds me of North projection drums
I'm in love
Why the hell /g/ like this shit
i'm sorry I know nohting about these freaks, someone please explain to me, why do I always see pics of playstations in audiophile threads?
early ones with extra ports on the back iirc.
One thing you should know is that CD players were pretty shit in the 90's, so the reason the PS1 made rounds with audiophiles is because it was better than anything else - at the time - but by now I think most sources are probably as good or better.
The 1st model I think
autism and this>>52699070
Sony always made sure to put their best into their consoles, in ways most people don't realize, for instance the Phat PS3 was an excellent SACD player if you actually had those disks.
Well, yeah of course I meant multi-channel, I forgot it even did 2.0
Speaking of multi-channel, I ripped and re-muxed Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here Blurays to FLACs in 5.1 and original 4.0 flavors. 96k/24b on all channels. Probably the only albums I'd ever go this autismo for.
Everything in that youtube channel
>it doesnt look like there is anything going on in here, not like a power conditioner
>it looks just like a power strip built like a tank
>it felt like i added another octave to my speakers
Multi-channel is really great. I was at this concert and it brings back some of the feel.
>that feel when having no glowsticks and appearing in the crowd on the BD
>A teenager with Apple earbuds gets better sound quality than old fucks with 50k+ setups
Apple earbuds sound like shit. Maybe a teenager with some Sennheisers or something like that.
Everything that makes your music sound like shit to normal people.
I learned my lesson and started sending everything to a friend who surpassed me and actually made it into music college. I keep working minimum wage and playing my keyboard on my weekends though. It's okay. This wasn't made to be a kingdom for all of us.
I wish I had less integrity, It seems like I could make lots of money designing, building and selling audiophool gear. Instead I'm working in the studio and mastering audio industry on an internship.
>mfw I graduate and get employed in the field then find the company branching out and making audiophool shit
Are audiophiles just a very sophisticated level of cuckold who go the extra stretch in order to please the black bull fucking their wife with superior sound equipment, while at the same time providing a superior quality cover for her screams while she is being penetrated?
actaully Pulseaudio is laggy shit
reminds me of those ads from 50s
>few cables are touching
>amps are not shielded
why audio equipment uses either RCA/XLR/DIN connetctors when they have such shit characteristics?
if they want purest sound shouldn't they use cables designed for RF?
Maybe the dumbfuck was blind and didn't see that the tape was connected to the left. Granted it is hard to see, but i'd expect a mechanical engineer to have better eyes than most people, the dumbfuck.
Cable elevators for a headphone extension cable.
It decreased the nylonian distortion that is unmistakable when a cable's signal is tainted by resting on carpet directly. The wood dampened the clarity of the treble and the overall presentation was just not as lively as when using carbon fiber or porcelain elevators.
>"belt" does not have ts dedicated path
>50:1 gear ratio
>driven gear is a polygon, not a roller or actual gear
>probably just simple bushing, not even a simple ball bearing
>not direct drive
>looking at the size it's probably old ass DC motor because botique manfacturers can't into electronics
audiophile equipment always provide me biggest keks
>Those inflated RAM usage numbers. 8GB baseline, but go for 16GB.
>256GB SSDs are baseline, but I ain't storing my files on them. SSDs sound better than HDDs
>Quadcores sound better than Dualcores.
>All them mummies sitting there
hey audiofags, quick question
my sub on one side had the "speaker-ish" thing and on another side has the hole
those two sides need to be "free" ?
i shouldnt close thouse sides with the wall or desk?
If they'd just admit they like the look of the nixie tunes, brushed aluminum, and old cabling we wouldn't have a problem. I'll admit I think some of the ridiculous audiophile gear Looks cool even if it does nothing of value. Consider it steampunk accessories
Wait are you talking about the reflex port or what? Positioning your subwoofer near a wall accentuates bass response by roughly two to three dB. Positioning it into a corner accentuates it even more by 4dB and up. This is usually the recommended place to put your subwoofer as it lets you to run less power into it while getting the same sound pressure level, lowering both distortion and power usage. All of this depends on the subwoofer(or loudspeaker) used, too. Some models(like closed cabinets) don't care about the proximity of the wall too much because there is no port and some ported designs fire downwards or forward.
When I say near a wall I don't mean you block the port or the speaker element entirely. Keep them at least 20cm away from walls.
Managing subwoofer frequencies is tough shit. You can do some stuff with DSP in your listening window but room acoustics play a massive role with frequencies below 200Hz.
Likely that or more.
The speakerish thing is called a driver, it's what produces sound. Tweeters make high-pitched sound, then go mid-range drivers, and woofers are the ones that make bass.
The hole is called a port, if your speakers are ported, you have to make sure the area around there is vacant. If you want to place speakers flat up against something, you need to get either sealed cabinets or front-ported speakers.
The higher the frequency of sound, the more directional it becomes, sub-bass radiates outwards in an omni-directional pattern, so it doesn't matter how your sub is positioned, while the tweeters should preferably be aimed directly at your head.
/g is pretty retarded about audio
perhaps because they don't really care about it
and the device is cheap as fuck
(and the quality is compatible
(but again /g don't care bout audio)
Teenagers these days don't buy those "ugly" sennheiser, they go for beats. I have a lot of teenage relatives
Apple earphones sound surprisingly good, I tried on the ones that came with my mom's iPhone, I expected them to be like cheap 10$earphones but they weren't half bad
Don't know if this is the place to ask, but I need some aux cables, not audiophile tier, but something that can withstand some incidental pressure on the wires. My current one (7 dollars) must have gotten pulled or bent or some shit and now I have to bend it around for the wires inside to make contact and actually work. Is there any non bullshit, sturdy, aux cable you could recommend? Or should I just buy a bunch of cheap ones and replace as necessary? The 7 dollar one lasted me like 5 months.
This is a seriously pleb question, but does anyone have suggestions on a cheap amp with 3.5mm audio-out? And when I say cheap, I mean as inexpensive as possible. Preferably in the 20 dollar range or lower. I've seen some small amps that fit the bill, but they only have line-outs for actual speakers and no headphone jack. S
See, I just got this professional monitor for playing my old games, but it only has a mono input and it doesn't have a 3.5mm audio-out jack. 99% of the time I prefer playing video games with headphones on anyway, so I don't care so much about getting decent speakers. Just something that I can hook my headphones up that has a volume dial and doesn't sound like shit, that's all.
Right now I'm pretty much forced to use these piece of shit PC speakers I had buried in the closet.
You can make one yourself
Amps are very fun to make, educational ofc and affordable. Just search "diy amp" on Google
Also you can buy 3W amps for like 3$ on the internet, how powerful are your speakers?
ATH-m50. The spec page says they have a maximum input power of 1,600 mW at 1 kHz.
I find the idea of building my own intriguing, but I just don't have the desire to do that right now. Any ideas on what to buy to fit my needs?
lol iNuke. There are different variations but mine was like $150.
You could build this for yourself anon if you had the space and were willing to spend the time. It wouldn't have to be a dream. It wouldn't be that outrageously expensive either, maybe $10k with projector, amps and drivers? Maybe even less.
That has to be so loud. Wonder what the rest of the room looks like, surely this is a basement.
its not loud and clean thats a shitty class d amplifier
class-d is a compromise in audio quality for excellent powerefficiency, its very good for portable units or big concerts where people just want it loud.
As much as i like to shit on all of these, im actually curious how they sound. Im in love with how vintage gear sounds so i always wanted something like pic related, Mantaray horns and altec bass bins.
Get a pair of active nearspeaker monitors. Even non expensive brands like KRK or Behringer have decent stuff at that price range.
Get at least a 5", if you can go for a 6" you'll have better bass.
Class d is great for what it is. Very energy efficient. But its bad audio quality and thats objectivly speaking since you take the original audio signal and chop it into a square wave and then low pass filter it to get a somewhat similar signal to what you started with.
Class d has never been a topology based around audio quality its purely a compromise for energy effiency because of the huge losses in class a and ab.
>you take the original audio signal and chop it into a square wave
I don't think AD/DA conversion is much of a problem these days
also you can literally just throw a dsd signal at a class-D amp which is ideal for all-digital setups
So I work with this guy who is one of the absolutely bat shit insane audiophiles, among other crazy opinions.
I'm not sure if he believes it himself but he wanted to charge me $5(per item) to cryogenically treat the cables in my desktop to increase performance or something. He never specified what it would help with, but insisted that it made a huge difference with his audio setup. Claimed he knew a guy locally who did it and it would normally cost hundreds of dollars.
Also talked a bunch of other shit about how cheap Asian HDMI cables don't transmit proper signals due to "virus noise" and how upscaled DVDs are better than Blu-rays on his Intergra receiver. He seems to think Blu-rays are a conspiracy by Sony to scam consumers.
Here is the exception to your rule, objectively speaking.
nah, it's pretty likely that they're shit
a lot of these 'highest end' speakers are tuned by ear by the retarded old fucks the manufacturers are which results in really funny pair matching to say the least
some local hifi store here has a lot of these super high end small brand unicate speaker thingys sitting next to the typical Klein&Hummel and ME Geithain stuff you need to have here and it's amazing how badly the relatively cheap 'german engineering' stuff blows the 20x as much costing things completely out of the water solely because the people who designed and built them aren't deluded
>bought a 200 dollar DAC when I used to go on "audiophile" forums
>had a 30 dollar one because it had inputs I wanted for certain devices
>got the 200 dollar one and tested it and it sounded exactly the same
>said it was defective and returned it and got my money back
Never fucking again. Holy hell self proclaimed audiophiles are the most retarded people I've ever seen.
drivers are mechanical
unecessary and abrupt changes in the direction of travel of the solenoid will tend to cause it to degenerate the tension elements mechanically more quickly
same with tendons, ligaments, bungee cords, wheel suspensions, anything else mechanical
ive never heard any difference between my computer's onboard dac, and my preamp's dac, and a standalone dac
what i have heard is fluctuations in distortion during changes in power draw from any of the various devices
What kind of equipment do music producers use? I'm talking aphex twin, autechere guys, and the like. I use hd 558s for basic production, but people have said its a bad idea to master on headphones.
firefox confirmed for bigger ram hogs than chrome.
I never really paid attention to this sort of audiophools thing but now I just sat here and looked at the whole thread and videos only to be certain that these sort of people asides of talking shit out of their ass in every other subject, they are simply mentally ill.
As far as speakers go most use studio monitors.
Linux - one guy raises hand - "you don't need me"
At lease I know to replace my mac mini with a laptop now. I knew I was missing some transparency on the upper octaves somehow.
Class D (properly implemented) is GOAT tier nowadays, grampa. Get with the times.
When I was in high school I did a research project on animal sensation and hearing. I was given an ultrasonic transducer device by this dude from Georgia Tech. I was supposed to test it on livestock. Of course, I took it to school and tried it out on my classmates. Out of 36 kids in the class only two teenaged girls (aged 16 at the time) could hear the upper register, which was between 21 and 23 khz. At that age I couldn't hear it.
It was so disturbing to one of the girls that she covered her ears from across the classroom and then turned around to look in my direction.