24-192 test USB sticks

Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby leftside » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:05 pm

I'll compare them over the weekend and see (hear) which I prefer.
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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby Harry » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:35 pm

Okay guys, my Wednesday night audio group nailed it to a man. Hope you can do as well.

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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby Harry » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:06 pm

I thought there would be a lot more interest in this!!

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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby Dorian » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:11 pm

Ha ha I'm interested Harry, just busy with bloody work!
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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby Packgrog » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:16 pm

Got sick, digital gear at office. Will try to listen next week.
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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby Brf » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:42 am

Harry wrote:I thought there would be a lot more interest in this!!

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Harry, the file download link has been taken down
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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby Harry » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:26 am

My friend Marc put it up so he will have to do it again. You guys just take too long to get the info, need to speed it up a bit. More so when you are dealing with someone who has no clue how to do this stuff.

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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby Peer Gynt » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:17 pm

I keep meaning to send you the envelope. :oops:
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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby spinblackcircle » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:20 pm

I can put them up to download if anyone still needs them, just send me a PM.
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Re: 24-192 test USB sticks

Postby Packgrog » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:20 pm

OK, first impressions:

Track 02 just seems veiled and bland. Don't like this one much. Reminds me of any time I've heard a Quintet S.

Track 03 seems to have the most high-end extension and sense of air between notes. Most delicate but clear sound of the lot. I imagine it could potentially get unpleasant with rock or metal, as this seems unforgiving, but the clarity is nice.

Track 01 seems sort of over-driven with the piano notes at the start, with the cymbal a bit rolled off, and highs in general a bit grainy. Seems better once the vocal kicks in, providing a balance between 2 and 3 for imaging.

For my ear, and very quick comparison, I'd say 3 > 1 > 2. No clue what the differences are, but I can hear them easily with headphones.

(BTW: I altered each file in Adobe Audition to simply trim off the leading sound to begin each file at with only a 0.4 sec lead-in, then compared the files in Foobar2000 after volume matching using ReplayGain, even though the volume levels of each were already pretty close).
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