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

Alex Smith (K4RNT) shadowhunter at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 15:48:39 UTC 2013


>From what I understand, the way the compression works on MP3 (MPEG Layer-3)
relies on the fact that most humans can't hear above a certain floor, or
lower than the canopy. It removes those frequenciy bands to save space.

Some people claim they can hear those ranges, so your mileage may vary.


On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 5:37 AM, 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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