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[TOS #8 and #7] WASAPI vs ASIO vs DirectSound
JimH
post Dec 10 2011, 21:43
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Is discussion of real world experience with different output modes forbidden?

Not everything can be reduced to ABX blind tests. Which woman is more beautiful, for example.

Not all ears are created equal. Nor is all music.

We don't elect our political leaders with blind tests.

Opinion matters.

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greynol
post Dec 12 2011, 23:50
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Threads often get binned because they are useless waste of time, posts often get binned from otherwise useful threads because they often cause them to spiral out of control.

Our terms are crystal clear: any expressed differences in sound quality must be accompanied with double-blind test results.

It's fine to talk about whether something is bit-perfect or not bit-perfect but it is not fine to use that as evidence of differences in sound quality. Furthermore, justifying and/or qualifying such arguments based on whether you have adequate hardware is also unwelcome if it is not accompanied by objective, non-anecdotal evidence.

You can throw food or argue religious (read: non-falsifiable) beliefs elsewhere.

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post Dec 13 2011, 01:14
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QUOTE (greynol @ Dec 12 2011, 16:50) *
Threads often get binned because they are useless waste of time, posts often get binned from otherwise useful threads because they often cause them to spiral out of control.

I know that problem well and you have my sympathy.
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Our terms are crystal clear: any expressed differences in sound quality must be accompanied with double-blind test results.

That's a very high bar, but it can also be flawed. The odds of flipping a coin and getting heads 100 times in a row aren't zero.
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It's fine to talk about whether something is bit-perfect or not bit-perfect but it is not fine to use that as evidence of differences in sound quality.

I agree that it should not be viewed as "evidence" or fact, but it is sometimes relevant. I can hear differences. You might not believe that and I accept that you don't, but I do hear differences.
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Furthermore, justifying and/or qualifying such arguments based on whether you have adequate hardware is also unwelcome ...


While you would like scientific evidence for such beliefs, I think it is often more subjective. Keep in mind that I'm not a big spender on audio equipment like other people can be (Monkey/Matt Ashland above, for example smile.gif. I buy $300 receivers and $150 speakers. Chump change by the standards of some. But have you ever switched from one speaker set to another and been pleased with the results? That's what I mean by equipment differences.

So, I'll let you go on keeping guard over the HA flock. I respect your right and need to do so.

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