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Re: n00b questions about ipods and linux (fedora 6 and 7)



On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 14:32 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 13:07 -0800, Dean S. Messing wrote:
> > How does Ogg's compression quality compare with MP3 and ACC at the
> > same bitrate?
> 
> Comparing the two that I've listned too, MP3 and Ogg Vorbis, I have to
> say that MP3s need to be encoded *well* above 196 kbs before I stop
> noticing nasty artifacts (squeaks, squeals, plops, strange mushy
> effects, etc., that aren't part of the original sound source).  On the
> other hand, ogg at 128 kbs seems quite adequate, and I haven't noticed
> any nasty artifacts.  I haven't tried lower bit rate oggs.
> 
> That's listening through some decent Beyer or Sennheiser headphones, and
> through some rather nice Wharfedale bookshelf speakers and a 0.001%
> distortion stereo amplifier.  Not ludicrously expensive gear, just
> modest home HiFi gear (apart from the Beyer headsets - they're a second
> hand professional set, I don't go around buying $400+ headests as a
> rule).
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using a professional headset to listen to compressed/lossy music is sort of absurd to begin with isn't it?

That's sort of like Starbucks using treated effluent to brew a Caramel Macchiato.

Craig


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