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    Re: Qobuz And Tidal vs Spotify

    After using Qobuz and Tidal, i ended up with Qobuz only because it is cheaper and does not require me to have a MQA-capable DAC.

    Spotify is the way to go if one wants to share music with others....
  2. Thread: Want!!!!

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    Re: Want!!!!

    Can you be more specific? What about a Pantone reference? [emoji6]
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    Re: Which TurnTable - 50K range?

    I have to assume that at the $50k price range they must all sound great. So I would be looking for the nicest looking turntable; any ďnormalĒ looking turntable will not do.
  4. Thread: I'm Puzzled

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    Re: I'm Puzzled

    The BS that is propagated in this hobby can only be sustained by suckers who happen to be born every minute.
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    Here is a suggested solution to the OPís question: there is no such a thing as a Ďrealí audiophile, instead there is an Ďoldí audiophile:
    ĎOldí Audiophile = Does not stream
  6. Why CDs may actually sound better than vinyl (Article)

    I donít think that the author is proposing to bring back the CD.

    As I see it, CDs are dead. I interpret the article as explaining the reasons why the 16/44 digital format of the CD is technically...
  7. Re: Why CDs may actually sound better than vinyl (Article)

    Excellent article. The article lists and explains the reasons why CDs are technically superior to LPs. LPs and CDs sound different. And some folks may still prefer listening to LPs regardless of its...
  8. Why CDs may actually sound better than vinyl (Article)

    Why CDs May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl - LA Weekly
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    How about :
    Ďreal audiophilesí are poseurs pretending to be audiophiles? They want to be audiophiles so badly that they find it necessary to attempt to differentiate themselves. [emoji16]
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    You were looking for confirmation bias. And of course you cherry picked responses that satisfied your bias. All is well is the Ďrealí audiophile world. [emoji16]
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    Technically speaking I am streaming the digital copy from my hard drive. To me, that streamed file sounds the same as the LP.

    Now, if your question is whether streaming from a music service...
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    Seriously. I only did my 45rpm LPs because I felt those were the best sounding LPs in my collection and would allow me to better compare the sound using the exact same system. During the comparison,...
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    Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    I recently digitized my collection of 45rpm LPs. I tried using the ADC in my computer for the task. Supposedly it was good for high resolution but at first try I immediately decided that it had too...
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    Re: Do you think its fair?

    Oh!! You mean THAT Gene?! [emoji1787][emoji1787]
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    I used to think that audiophiles were primarily music lovers who also enjoyed a good reproduction. But I am no longer sure.

    I see now that way too many 'audiophiles' are primarily obsessed with...
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    Re: Do you think its fair?

    I wonder what a televangelist would answer to that... [emoji848]
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    Agree. Another good reason for choosing streaming because the user avoids dealing with discs degradation, multiple backups, etc.
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    I have been a Roon user for several years. Gone through several updates both with Roon and Windows. Never noticed any degradation in the sound. But I welcome any objective information that you can...
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    I am not aware of remastered versions that only appear on LP. To me, it would make little economic sense to do a remaster and just release it in analogue in this day and age. In your ďTea for the...
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    Nope. I cannot tell a difference in sound quality when playing music that I own vs the same recordings being streamed. All conditions being equal: physical CDs, ripped CDs, or streamed music all...
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    Of course, that individual can be a real audiophile. Otherwise, people who are already dead or about to die would be the only real audiophiles in the world.
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    Re: Qobuz, Tidal, etc. claim another victim...

    Totally disagree about the cheaper or better quality. If your musical taste is limited and you only plan to own a small collection of a few selected artist, then it might be cheaper. But if you are...
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    Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    The audiophile that you are talking about is what I call the Ďold schoolí audiophile.
    There is now a Ďnew schoolí audiophile who is computer savvy and who is into streaming.

    Not surprisingly,...
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    Re: Donít real audiophiles own their own media?

    I am fully aware that some people feel that they need to own a physical thing to feel that they own it. I was one of those people. Years ago when I first heard of Spotify, I thought it was a crazy...
  25. Thread: Taiko Extreme

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    Re: Taiko Extreme

    I totally agree. There will always be a few diehards that feel better owning physical media but that number keeps shrinking. As far as streaming, Spotify with nearly 150 million subscribers and...
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