audioisnobiggie

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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... 
HDTRACKS sample rate
The best thing about being a tech type of person, is that once you learn to toggle up the ADC to the max sample rate, you can re-release all the old stuff from tape again at higher bitrates than anyone else is using. Better than bitcoin mining, if... 
MQA actually tested
The other ways of hearing the Original Higher Res Master Files (OHRMF), anybody else besides Tidal, don't have to hope their extra cheap MQA chip makes it sound identical.  Qobuz and Amazon cost less, too.  Qobuz's default player soundssss better ... 
MQA actually tested
Qobuz at higher bitrates definitely sounds more rich.  
MQA actually tested
Qobuz came to Canada today.  First song, within 5 seconds, it sounded like higher res compared to what Tidal didn't have.  No need for there to be an argument.  70% of the price, too.