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In Reply to: RE: experiments with buffer settings posted by mike1127 on March 13, 2017 at 23:39:31
You are correct and I have been saying for a long while that there are so many settings (not only in the player but elsewhere too) that it is near impossible to find an optimal setting for all kinds of music and hradware. Those who buy several 'optimisation' programs and use them on top of each other actaully end up not knowing what has been done to their opertaing system and audio drivers.
If you are using xmos uab software in a pc system, you are running with a usb processor buffer size which has been set as 'safe' by xmos. However, if you are lucky to have a device with Theyscon drivers, then you will find that settings in the usb CPL affects SQ signficantly as well.
And so I maintain that there is no such thing as audio optimisation that applies scross software and hardware platforms. Fiddling to ones satisfaction by ear is really the terminology to be used!
Fiddling to ones satisfaction by ear is really the terminology to be used!
I agree, at least for those who are brave enough to fiddle with things. You'd have to be brave to trust your ears, because they might just like something that does not meet audiophile standards.
that those who cannot tell differences are possibly listening to rock and other music with a relativelysmaller dynamic and tonal range.
Most older adults have some amount of hearing loss
This doesn't negate perception of good audio by way of imaging, individual instrument placement, sound stage size etc which are very evident when systems are 'improved'.
I am in full agreement with all that you've said! Very nicely worded.
That is consistent with what I've learned and experienced with my mentors. :)
Maybe, maybe not... Often these things friend on subtle cues which may go unheard.
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