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1 minute ago, mansr said:

Hey, don't forget all the fine girls hard at work there.

 

Women.

 

(Or did Jeffery Epstein fund physicists there, too?)


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The OP "opens a new world" and is “a miracle of modern digital-audio technology”!

 

But you left out AC power cables, and pseudo-intellectual not-so-philo-sophical word-salad


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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7 hours ago, wgscott said:

Forget about the international rise of right-wing nationalism, mass extinction, climate change and the incineration of the Amazon rain forest.  This is the real problem we face in the world today.

 That's probably the only really worthwhile point you made in the whole post !

 Seriously though, given the extreme importance of the Amazon rain forest, should the rest of the world contribute financially to maintaining it's importance in order to prevent further destruction of the Amazon rain forest  ?

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/23/amazon-fires-global-leaders-urged-divert-brazil-suicide-path


"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

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6 hours ago, kumakuma said:

Still a few hours before Sandy Sandman wakes up and makes his obligatory FU Anti-Audiophiles post.

 

 And even fewer before you decide to resume your personal attacks on everybody you disagree with.


"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

PROFILE UPDATED 18-06-2019

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was he so obnoxious that 2 entire pages of posts were deleted?

 

no - that was you


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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21 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

was he so obnoxious that 2 entire pages of posts were deleted?

 

no - that was you

 

 It never ceases to amaze me how both you and Kumakuma refuse to accept any responsibility for the parts you and a few other anti Audiophile members played in the destruction of this thread and many others.

 

 

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"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

PROFILE UPDATED 18-06-2019

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3 minutes ago, sandyk said:

 

 It never ceases to amaze me how both of you refuse to accept any responsibility for the parts you and a few other anti Audiophile members played in the destruction of this thread and many others.

 

 

Huh?

 

I thought you'd be thrilled by the "destruction" of an "Anti-Audiophile" thread like this.

 

 


“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone listening to music.”

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17 minutes ago, kumakuma said:

 

Huh?

 

I thought you'd be thrilled by the "destruction" of an "Anti-Audiophile" thread like this.

 

 

 Huh ?

 Ralf11 wasn't referring to this thread.

 

At least Bill has made one extremely important point in his initial post.

 Mankind may very well end up needing Oxygen stations as in the TV series Dark Angel with Jessica Alba some years back , where rich corporations ruled the world.

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"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

PROFILE UPDATED 18-06-2019

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26 minutes ago, sandyk said:

 Huh ?

 Ralf11 wasn't referring to this thread.

 

At least Bill has made one extremely important point in his initial post.

 Mankind may very well end up needing Oxygen stations as in the TV series Dark Angel with Jessica Alba some years back , where rich corporations ruled the world.

dark_angel_jessica_alba_max_guevera_24_dvdbash.jpg

 

Stop trying to distract us with pictures of beautiful women.


“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone listening to music.”

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27 minutes ago, wgscott said:

When I bike up a road called Alba near here, I feel like I need more oxygen.

 

https://pjammcycling.com/climb/430.Alba Road

 

 

 

That's a pretty steep grade with very little chance to get your breath back by the look of it. 

Heart attack material if you're not too fit. :o


"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

PROFILE UPDATED 18-06-2019

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4 hours ago, kumakuma said:

 

Huh?

 

I thought you'd be thrilled by the "destruction" of an "Anti-Audiophile" thread like this.

 

 

4 hours ago, kumakuma said:

 

 

Just admit we've already formed a band - the "Disruptors" -  and are launching our own Utube channel later this year

 

Jessica Alba's skin care products are an advertiser


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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5 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

was he so obnoxious that 2 entire pages of posts were deleted?

 

no - that was you

I missed that, what happened?

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2 hours ago, marce said:

any information we put forward are questioned

 

And rightly so.

E.E.s are no more infallible than any other professional, including Doctors, Clergy, Scientists etc..

 Just because you disagree with "Esoteric Myths" does not mean they are necessarily Myths, although in some cases they may be, just like with Green Pens for CD.

 Most of us realise that the more we know, how little we really know.


"If you can't hear the difference between an original CD and a copy of your CD,

you might as well give up your career as a tester. The difference between a reconstituted FLAC and full size WAV is much less than that, but it does exist. - Cookie Marenco"

 

PROFILE UPDATED 18-06-2019

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18 hours ago, wgscott said:

(1) Choose an audio file format (24/480, DSD-HQX, GCQ, MQA, WTF, etc.) and be a total dick about it and refuse to listen to any music not available in your chosen format.

 

(2) Make at least one claim that involves a palpably absurd physical impossibility, post this claim in every thread on every audio forum website, and develop a huge persecution complex whenever the people you relentlessly stalk have the temerity to call your claim into question.

 

(3) Sell redundant organs like a kidney or eyeball (or ear?) to raise more cash for your next purchase of a new DAC that can play your chosen format (see #1) and that a reviewer on the take has stated punches above its veil-lifting potential.

 

(4) Display your cables like jewelry. After all, you paid DeBeers Cartel prices for those things. An invisible wad of cable spaghetti in a corner cabinet is not what this hobby is all about.

 

(5) Be totally obsessive about everything. Your compatriots/competitors in the hobby will think you are more bad-ass if your audiophile compulsive delusions precipitate a divorce. She will get the house, but you will get a new place with a dedicated listening room.

 

(6) Claim to be discovering new physics. Those boys at CERN don't really know what they are talking about. New physics can be discovered by any late middle-aged bald guy with a liberal arts degree and a Zerostat from the comfort of his listening room chair.

 

(7) Never use DSP or room correction software to alter the sound quality. The only acceptable options for adjusting the sound quality is via USB cables, via speaker cables, and via component interconnects. Note that the only acceptable direction for adjustment is up, as in a more expensive price tag for the USB cable, speaker cable, or component interconnect, which is synonymous with "sounds better."

 

(8) The only output control worthy of an audiophile is the volume knob. The volume control can never operate in the digital domain, because, as an audiophile, you recognize that digital is fundamentally and demonstrably evil, ipso facto, regardless of how much bit depth is present to prevent dynamic compression. A staticy analogue potentiometer, however, adds character.

 

(9) Pretend that 256kbps AAC (or mp3) is unlistenably bad, and is ultimately responsible for the collapse of Western Civilization.  Forget about the international rise of right-wing nationalism, mass extinction, climate change and the incineration of the Amazon rain forest.  This is the real problem we face in the world today.  Take a principled stand, and make up whatever facts you need to make your virtue-signaling even more compelling.

 

(10) Remember that libel and issuing death threats is perfectly reasonable when arguing about the intricacies of this fine hobby.

 

You're on a roll ! 🤣  Can't wait for 11-20 . Bill, going out on a limb here but just perhaps , I'm guessing  "Audiophile  Style" is not your first preference for naming an Audiophile forum. I kinda like it .🥰

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