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Forum: Anythingbutiphone 07-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,318
Posted By el maco
My biggest smartphone annoyance is the iTunes....

My biggest smartphone annoyance is the iTunes. Sure I got a third party replacement for it which is considerably less maddening but still, why can't I just drag and drop the music files into the damn...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-08-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,525
Posted By el maco
Here's one example: the HTC One M8 H/K...

Here's one example: the HTC One M8 H/K (http://blog.gsmarena.com/htc-one-m8-harmankardon-edition-mini-review/) edition that was suggested earlier. Dynamic range is somewhere between 15 and 16 bits...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 07-06-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,488
Posted By el maco
I guess it is. 192kbps files require only 60%...

I guess it is. 192kbps files require only 60% (192/320)*100 of the space. However, this is viable only if you have a lossless source for the music. Transcoding down from 320 mp3 is not recommended as...
Forum: MP3 Player News 06-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,884
Posted By el maco
I don't know... I have owned 3 Cowon PMPs in the...

I don't know... I have owned 3 Cowon PMPs in the past but once I found a phone that can match the J3 in terms of sound quality, I haven't touched my J3 since. Why would I? Everything the J3 can do...
Forum: Random Chat 06-07-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,064
Posted By el maco
Even if there were some technology benefits...

Even if there were some technology benefits attainable by using the lightning port, that hardly requires eliminating the standard headphone jack entirely. The only even remotely valid reason for such...
Forum: Random Chat 06-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,064
Posted By el maco
^ If you mean you hate Apple I hope you guys have...

^ If you mean you hate Apple I hope you guys have a better reason than this (silly) rumor... There's no way they could eliminate the standard headphone jack. I do admit that a handset without any...
Forum: Random Chat 05-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By el maco
I just don't get it. What's the point?

I just don't get it. What's the point?
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-20-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,616
Posted By el maco
In this interview...

In this interview (http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/572-pono-or-oh-no-interview-neil-young/) Neil was asked if Pono will have an effect on loudness war or encourage less dynamic range...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,616
Posted By el maco
There is a reason why I rarely visit that corner...

There is a reason why I rarely visit that corner of the internet... so I would not know :o Anyway, as we speak it is only a matter of hours when the Pono will breach $ 2 million in crowd funding; all...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,616
Posted By el maco
Careful with these... For a second I thought...

Careful with these... For a second I thought these people were serious. Only after reading the part where they recommend Porta Pros to go with the $2000 player I realized it was a joke. :D
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,616
Posted By el maco
No, I don't think so. The acronym comes from Free...

No, I don't think so. The acronym comes from Free Lossless Audio Codec after all. The Toblerone will play FLAC, that much is known, but I haven't seen an official word whether or not that will be the...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,616
Posted By el maco
I wonder if these "Pono certified tracks" will...

I wonder if these "Pono certified tracks" will employ a DRM scheme or not. Otherwise we're looking at a cumbersomely shaped Toblerone which is being marketed using technical-sounding, typical...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-09-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,884
Posted By el maco
Come on man... you got to give them at least some...

Come on man... you got to give them at least some credit. :p 128GB of storage with high rez support, also plenty of room to house a proper headphone amp in that casing. It will probably be...
Forum: MP3 Player News 03-08-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,542
Posted By el maco
If the rumored upcoming Cowon P1...

If the rumored upcoming Cowon P1 (http://www.red-dot-21.com/products/p1-portable-audio-player-22702) ends up being reality, it at least does a better job in keeping up with the times. 128GB with high...
Forum: MP3 Player News 02-25-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,542
Posted By el maco
Its much smaller in reality than how it looks in...

Its much smaller in reality than how it looks in that picture, about the size of a cigarette lighter. Not that it matters anything. It still looks funny and makes one wonder why they even bother....
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,365
Posted By el maco
FYI: Its just a matter of volume. The adverse...

FYI: Its just a matter of volume. The adverse effect of reducing the bit depth is that you get more rounding (quantization) errors. Even though the errors are essentially 'random' by nature, the...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 02-09-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,365
Posted By el maco
The most popular coding for digital audio is...

The most popular coding for digital audio is based on the CD standard ("red book") which uses 44100 samples per second at 16 bit accuracy. The term "high res" refers to audio coding which uses a...
Forum: General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion 12-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,478
Posted By el maco
The answer to this topic's question is so...

The answer to this topic's question is so obvious, for a second I thought you were trolling us there. The mainstream has already moved on. What remains is a much smaller "cheap workout mp3 player"...
Forum: Android 11-25-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,117
Posted By el maco
I think Monty Montgomery gives a rather good...

I think Monty Montgomery gives a rather good explanation if you have a couple of moments to spend by watching this video Its somewhere in the middle but watching the whole thing is highly...
Forum: Random Chat 09-08-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By el maco
While browsing the DR database I noticed some of...

While browsing the DR database I noticed some of them certainly are improved versions. Its difficult to say just how common it is of course.
Forum: Random Chat 09-08-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By el maco
That's true. For example, many of the 'high res'...

That's true. For example, many of the 'high res' downloads on HDTracks are in fact better mastered versions of the corresponding CDs. This contributes to the myth that 192/24 or 96/24 sound better...
Forum: Random Chat 09-08-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By el maco
A compressed/artifically loud recording is bound...

A compressed/artifically loud recording is bound to lose much of its rhythmic impact because there's simply no room for the peaks anymore. On the other hand, a less 'hot' mastering usually sounds...
Forum: Anythingbutiphone 09-03-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By el maco
Well, my reasoning was that if Apple and Samsung...

Well, my reasoning was that if Apple and Samsung together collect 100% of the profits (http://bgr.com/2013/05/07/apple-samsung-smartphone-profit-q1-2013/) of the mobile industry, the rest aren't left...
Forum: Anythingbutiphone 09-03-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,717
Posted By el maco
Elop is surely going to be remembered as the man...

Elop is surely going to be remembered as the man who destroyed the company every Finn was once proud of. However I think this is unfair to say the least. The biggest mistakes were made long before...
Forum: iRiver 09-02-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,681
Posted By el maco
AK100 suffers from the classic problem...

AK100 suffers from the classic problem (http://www.markuskraus.com/RMAA/ak100tf10/fr.png) rendering it incompatible with certain types of headphones. Assuming the RWA mod means lowering the 22ohm...
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