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#399805 - 01/07/14 03:34 PM Best Audio player for windows?
Damien Offline
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Hey Everyone!

I've started this project in the fall. I've been buying most music on cd and re-ripping the cd to my pc agan, but the right way using EAC. This made me decide to upgrade my M3's to M22's (which come tomorrow YEA)

I'm disabled so thats why all my music on my pc. I'm using a htomega soundcard to my Denon 3808.

So to my question, what software would you recommend? I switched from winamp to AIMP3 and I use a program called fidelize that prioritize windows resources for audio. Last thing I'm a IT technichan and an audiophile.

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#399807 - 01/07/14 04:03 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: Damien]
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I use JRiver, and have used Foobar - I think both are excellent - I like the JRiver interface a bit better, but that's just a personal preference - I think Foobar is every bit as good

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#399808 - 01/07/14 04:27 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: Damien]
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I've tried both Jriver and Foobar and in my mind they take too much control over my music files. I have separate folders and playlists like classic rock and hard rock.

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#399810 - 01/07/14 05:36 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: Damien]
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I've always liked Media Monkey.
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#399876 - 01/10/14 01:08 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: Damien]
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iTunes. wink grin I actually like MusicBee.
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#399882 - 01/10/14 01:42 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: Damien]
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On the topic of htpc/music, has anyone tried/compared music at 432 hz?
I recently found an interesting article online but have no way to try it myself.
If some one trust worthy were to say they've tried it and its worth the effort I would look at a HTPC for music.


Edited by brwsaw (01/10/14 01:42 PM)
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#399887 - 01/10/14 02:29 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: Damien]
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You can't change an already recorded piece that uses A below middle C at 440 Hz, to be tuned to 432 Hz.*

I'm currently designing software synthesizers, and they can be tuned to A432 (or just about anything else). Unless you have perfect pitch you'll never know the difference. It's pure snake oil.

What I do find interesting, and am able to hear is other temperaments than "Equal". The one that I like the most is the rediscovered Temperament designed by Bach. http://www.larips.com/ The reason this can be heard easily is it changes how the notes of a chord "beat" against each other. Even without perfect pitch, having a lifetime of listening to Equal Tempered Western music, when you hear something that's tempered differently will strike your ears. With Equal Temperament key doesn't matter, it's just putting your hand in a different place on the keyboard, but the spaces between notes are exactly the same no matter where you start. When you change the spacing interesting things happen, and different keys take on different characters.

But changing the temperament of a synth is much more difficult than scaling everything to be based off a new A frequency. Each key in the octave has to be retuned, this is each enough with pianos and their family, but impractical or impossible with other instruments.

*I supposed you could slow down a song very slightly, but yeah, it doesn't make a difference.
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#399891 - 01/10/14 03:25 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: ClubNeon]
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To confirm, if its recorded twice, once at 440hz? and once at 432hz the SQ would be no different?
The concept describes the resonant frequencies of nature, our bodies etc and uses this as the basis for the music being/feeling better.
I like the theory, even if it is snake oil.
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#399897 - 01/10/14 04:19 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: Damien]
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That's correct. Even played back to back, you'd have a very difficult time telling song played on instrument tuned to 440 Hz from the same one tuned to 432 Hz.

Yeah, that stuff about resonant frequencies (of DNA?) is complete bunk. DNA is so tiny it's resonant frequency would be in at 100s of MHz (the resonant frequency of water is around 2.4 GHz). Plus each thing, say a person's ear drum (since we're talking about hearing) is unique. The unique properties changes the resonant frequency. So even if one person did tune A to a factor of the frequency at which their ear vibrates with the least energy required, it's not going to be the same for the next person. Oh, and you don't want to listen to a sound that resonates your tympanic membrane for very long--it's not a pleasant feeling.

I imagine if one were to resonate their DNA, it would denature it (just like putting too much energy into any protein, it unfolds, and it's it the very folded shape that makes the protein work), and cause cancer.
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#399902 - 01/10/14 04:58 PM Re: Best Audio player for windows? [Re: Damien]
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