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Old phones as streaming sources
Interesting discussion so far. Thanks to all of you Who’ve taken time to contribute. Stepping back a bit, I noticed on this thread, but also many many others that “quality “is either expressly or implicitly referenced to another piece of similar e... 
Old phones as streaming sources
@mdalton +1  
Old phones as streaming sources
@soix I respect your contributions to other threads but frankly in this one you have not brought much to the table other than relying on cost and other peoples opinions to support your view. I was already aware of those items before I started the ... 
for streaming why not computer/galvanic isolation/DAC clock?
@arhgef FOMO is a real threat. I am getting into DIY. The next goal is to find a good high efficiency speaker and build SET amplifiers - lot to learn. This post is more about trying to understand what is happening, and how these things are engine... 
Expectation and musical perception
That is a perfect analogy for something demonstrated in an earlier portion of the Closer to Truth episode where a very familiar tune is played but it has been altered to randomly assign each note to an octave above or below it. It is unrecognizabl... 
Expectation and musical perception
I’m glad you like the link @mahgister, you were one of the people I was thinking of when I decided to post it. I have enjoyed some of your postings on the nature of music and sound. I totally agree that price and sound quality of audio gear have a... 
Old phones as streaming sources
Hey @soix unlike some others on this forum I don't hold myself out as a self-annointed expert. I am merely a thinking human who likes audio gear and music. That exactly why I share my limitations. Younger folks may hear things quite differently, b... 
for streaming why not computer/galvanic isolation/DAC clock?
PS- you might have more to gain by playing around with room acoustics or even going for an entirely different type of speaker, just for the variety it offers. Have fun!  
for streaming why not computer/galvanic isolation/DAC clock?
I have a late model M1 Macmini streaming into an RME ADI2 and it sounds pretty darn good. As @ghdprentice suggests the only way to know if it can get better is to sub in a high level streamer, but I think you could be at a level where it will be h... 
Old phones as streaming sources
I hope you will report your findings back here if you do. I'm interested.  
Old phones as streaming sources
@lanx0003 Invested a bit more time and watched this 25 minute video with citations about the nature and measurement of jitter. https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/understanding-jitter-in-digital-audio-measurements-and-listeni... 
Old phones as streaming sources
@lanx0003 Your question is a good one and the bottom line is I don't know how to answer it with confidence. This is one of the more pertinent statements I found. To measure jitter need put pure sine to the input of a known system. At the system ... 
Here's to the temperate, the gentle, the moderates in audio
Right on @hilde45 and here's to those with the courage to admit it when two things sound the same to them, and those realize that dogma is not the best method of persuasion.  
Old phones as streaming sources
@mdalton Thanks. Was not aware of hifi news. The really do have a who’s who of high end streamer tests! So lets assume that frequency and noise floor are pretty much settled issues with differences that are pretty much below the human level of de... 
Old phones as streaming sources
@lanx0003 Well I'm open to the notion that it could all be fictitious. Personal experiance suggests there ARE differences between streamers BUT I have never been "blown away" by those differences as some profess to have been. My experiance with su...