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Old 31st December 2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Philoctetes: Why Audio Quality Matters - very interesting video

I think anyone even half serious about audio will enjoy this.

http://www.philoctetes.org/Past_Prog...uality_Matters

Or if that link doesn't work

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SY5hI98HEi0

Its a long video at 2h30m but its almost completely fascinating throughout.

Enjoy.
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Old 31st December 2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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Yeah, but it really doesn't matter, most people enjoy music regardless of sound quality. Sure, it matters to those that enjoy the hobby but our hobby matters no more than any other one.

Does walleye fishing matter, or model electric trains? To those that enjoy them yes, to others no.
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Old 31st December 2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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The salient point of that open ended discussion was that quality brings people closer to music.

Audio quality will always matter to everyone. There isn't a soul alive that wouldn't answer "Higher" To the question of "Do you prefer lower quality or higher quality audio?" Which is much like the question "Would you prefer to see this band live or watch their concert DVD"
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There isn't a soul alive that wouldn't answer "Higher" To the question of "Do you prefer lower quality or higher quality audio?"
Not true from my experience when it comes to "pro" musicians. A few listen to their music via DVD on the TV speakers, the others have equipment from mass market companies like jvc or sony - the cheapo lines.
They just don't give a hoot about the quality of their equipment.

Your'e presuming to speak for folks you have no clue about.
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Old 31st December 2008, 11:19 PM   #5
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Your'e presuming to speak for folks you have no clue about.
I didn't say that so your misinterpreting.

I said if you asked someone what would they prefer, listen to low quality or listen to high quality then they would say high. This is something entirely different to what your talking about.

People want quality but whether they strive for it is something else.
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Old 31st December 2008, 11:52 PM   #6
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People want quality but whether they strive for it is something else.
I said clearly, people that I know and are musicians - both from the rock and classical genre - just don't give a hoot about the quality of the equipment, they are satisfied to hear music on low budget equipment. And I mean satisified, without any hint of even wanting higher quality.


Clearer yet?

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Audio quality will always matter to everyone
You clearly said in one sentence: audio, quality, matter to EVERYONE.
So, where did I misinterpreted you? You made a sweeping statement, that like all sweeping statements, is just so much nonsense.
Your bad, not mine.
Stop trying to cut such a wide swath.
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Old 1st January 2009, 12:06 AM   #7
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Originally posted by audio-kraut Your bad... Stop trying to cut such a wide swath.
Your right. Looking at is more closely what I did was consider the opinion of people I know and then extrapolated that over the music loving population of the world. They're a pretty diverse bunch so it made sense at the time. My mistake was forgetting there's always someone out there looking to police your words and give you a hard time about it.

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Old 1st January 2009, 12:42 AM   #8
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Audio quality will always matter to everyone. There isn't a soul alive that wouldn't answer "Higher" To the question of "Do you prefer lower quality or higher quality audio?"

Yes, there are such souls, my kids for instance. All have been offered my extra hi-fi gear and declined it and continue to listen to music on ipod docking stations and such. And that's that.
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Yes, there are such souls, my kids for instance. All have been offered my extra hi-fi gear and declined it and continue to listen to music on ipod docking stations and such. And that's that.
Its obvious that your kit isn't deemed convenient or cool enough for your kids. But if you said you can have an ipod that produces higher quality sound then what would the answer be?
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Its obvious that your kit isn't deemed convenient or cool enough for your kids. But if you said you can have an ipod that produces higher quality sound then what would the answer be?

and what age?? My kids (eldest 17 now) still assure me that they cannot tell the difference between my system and their cheap bedroom rubbish (not true! not true I cry!!)

Unfortunately I don't feel it will change...she turns up in the car, radio blaring (read distorting so much I cringe from twenty feet away) and all she says is 'I don't care' or 'I can't tell' (can't remember which)

sad is my initial reaction, but then again, is it really?
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