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Question for Audiophiles
« on: October 14, 2011, 06:40:50 AM »
What is your favorite software to use for listening to music and why?

I don't like iTunes but through forced usage I've come to realize that I like it better than Windows Media Player.  However, I'm not sure what other options I've got.
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Re: Question for Audiophiles
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 02:10:10 PM »
Winamp is superior to both IMO, but I keep close to no music in my comp any more (except for what I keep in my MP3-player as well) thanks to Spotify. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it's pretty much a small subscription fee that allows you to stream a HUGE library of music.
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Re: Question for Audiophiles
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 08:04:47 PM »
fake-tangent ...


MP3s always sound to me like a wicking noise is happening.
The local student radio station used to play them, and it sounded worse.
I hated it.
So I never used MP3s intentionally.

These days I can get streaming music --- relative to the listening environment I'm in.
Loud public library = it doesn't matter the quality.
Work + way too many interruptions = same prob.
Car + car noise + traffic noise + boom box pimpmyride boy = wtf I thought I was listening to music.

Good and quiet listening place and not doing anything else = CDs
Still the gold standard (or is that "gold" standard).


If music is the 2nd place or 3rd place brain activity, while other more important things go on,
I don't think it matters all that much what delivery system gets used.
Except for when gf says: "Are you listening to me!"
Then you get the doghouse ... where you can listen to all the music you want (wink).

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CD quality with just the dead sound compression = even snooty classical mags like it.
Piped into fully enclosed Headphones with the basic cheap cellphone external noise dampening.
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