[Chugalug] Does anyone know if linux supports the DSD sound format?

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Sun Nov 10 14:09:54 UTC 2013


It is ironic that with all our tech sound quality that is worse now.
The loudness war has made cd's just pure crap.
http://www.npr.org/2009/12/31/122114058/the-loudness-wars-why-music-sounds-worse


On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 05:37:45 -0500, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>  
wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Nov 2013, Chad Smith wrote:
>> I've never heard the difference in lossy or lossless file formats.  
>>  I've downloaded albums from bandcamp and
>> other places in FLAC and in MP3 and in OGG - and they all sound exactly  
>> the same.
>
> You aren't listening to  the right music, on the right gear, loud enough.
>
> At normal background levels, 128k mp3 or ogg files sound about the same.
> At high levels on good equipment, where you want to feel the base, hear
> all the highs, things in the background, etc... You can tell teh
> difference between 320kbps Ogg and 320kbps MP3. You need good cans
> (earphones) as a minimum, or really a kick ass sound system.
>
> Most modern systems are designed to be cute, and have built in  
> "filtering"
> and range expansion to make crappy recordings that most people have/use
> sound better. I've got hearing issues and I can tell. (Too much very load
> music, background noise at work and just a  few rounds of ammo.._)
>
> And for some reason, nothing beats live in person. ;)
>
> Which reminds me, I need a weekend home alone with the PA's hooked up,
> cranking some Pink Floyd, Paul Oakenfold, Miles Davis and such from high
> quality recordings. It's great therapy.
>
>
>


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