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Anyone here an audiophile? Its the only thing I really get nerdy about, but its all about the best the music can sound. I've got audio-technica ath-a700s to an ldm+ amp and an ipod with lossless albums on it. it sounds so good.
i would be if i had more money. I used to have AKG 151's which were beautiful headphones but a piece of shit stole them from me and im bummin real hard. I'm building a new computer and throwing in a creative sound blaster x-fi elite pro sound card, im really pumped about it.
I don't care if something isn't hi fi...music's about the expression. i can listen to jeff beck or miles davis or something on my 30 dollar computer speakers or my ipod headphones and be completely blown away.
i used to be that way then i started listening to cd's off my tuner with good headphones and was really blown away. especially classical music, you can hear every instrument. and with jazz you can hear every sound, even the pads of the saxophones clicking, its truly magical.
I've got a pretty kickass Fischer Tuner & 150w amp hooked up to my computer. Nice solid state tech from the 80's, and a decent set of no-name bookshelf speakers which I'd like to upgrade in the future. Also looking to pick up a table, but idk if I want to start a vinyl collection because I can just see myself spending WAY too much money on it.
I keep all my MP3's at 320k VBR, because I couldn't tell the difference between that and FLAC on a $10k audio system.
And for headphones, much to my own surprise given how much I hate EVERY other set of Skullcandy phones/buds for being absolute pieces of shit when it comes to audio quality, I have a pair of the 'candy SK PRO headphones, which blew me away when I got them. They're not quite Grado sound quality by any means, and they're a little thin in the mids, but overall for most styles of music, and especially for electronic music with a beat, they're great.
You means V0 mp3 ? ... 320 is always CBR ... the highest quality vbr preset you can get on the LAME encoder has a target bitrate around 256 (v0 is still better than 256 cbr)
Sound quality matters for me only if I can hear the difference, or if I have to play the song on a big hi-fi soundsystem (mainly for DJing purposes) ... I always end up getting 320s or v0's though ... lossless ain't worth it ... unless you wanna play with the audio file (sample, remix, etc.)
I am a bit of one. I have at the moment about 4k in stereo gear and about 2k in tv and ps3 shit. I have a Rotel RMB 1075 5x120 watt high current amp mated to a Rotel RSP 1069 Preamp. My speakers at the moment are JBL e90's with dual 8's in them but when I move out my dad is giving me his Infinity Kappa 7 Series 2 speakers which are crazy nice. I am looking to get a second amp soon to add for the mains , just the 200 watt 2 channel version of the amp I have, the Rotel RMB 1080. It sounds amazing when I am playing Blu Ray movies through the PS3 because my Preamp can decode the HD audio from bluray discs which sounds fucking unreal. I also have mounted to the ceiling a pull down projector screen, and my projector can take high def inputs so I can play ps3 or watch tv in hd with either my 50" sony or the projector. Pretty sick when its movie time for sure.