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You know when you are dealing with a BS company....
The claimed sound improvement percentages should be multiplied or divided by the square root of negative one. That's probably somewhere in the fine print.  
Solving the "complex music problem"?
I’ve heard some weird stuff on Atmos recordings - like a whole string section of instruments all globbed together coming from one distinct location. I’m guessing that was the track they had to work with - a mono strings track and they had to put i... 
Solving the "complex music problem"?
A lot of good responses already. I agree with getting closer to the speakers or using more directional speakers and/or room treatments, and using active crossovers with steep slopes and more drivers, or adding more speakers and listening to multi-... 
Help. System sounds thin and bright or harsh
@cymivka  You figured it out yourself! That's some good sleuthing on your part. As someone who has worked in customer service and support for many years I have found that my customers often figure the problem out themselves while we're on the pho... 
Interesting situation! Do we need this....
I think what is interesting about the situation is that the op inadvertently listened blind, and was surprised by the enjoyment. I’ve been through this myself many times, discovering that my ability to discern sound quality is much higher than my ... 
The problem with absorption panels- it kills the fine details
My impression is that over-deadened rooms are extremely detail revealing. It sounds dead, not my cup of tea, but you can actually hear more detail in the recording. "Air" and "detail" are not the same thing to me. I like some "air" in the room and... 
Interesting situation! Do we need this....
I did low carb for about 4 years. I was serious about it - extremely low carb. And it worked in certain ways. I had a very good ability to go for long periods without eating anything while doing moderately vigorous work.  I was great at dealing wi... 
Interesting situation! Do we need this....
@thespeakerdude Indeed, that 15lbs of fat off your ass is much more important than 15lbs off the bike. That’s been my experience. I used to go on a fast training ride every Thursday here in town. I had a 27lb Raleigh Technium and I’d get dropped... 
Interesting situation! Do we need this....
@thespeakerdude Totally agree about what’s important for a great bicycling experience. And I’m sold on the tubeless concept but haven’t implemented it yet. Next set of tires I’m going tubeless. My rims are tubeless ready. You have a good point ... 
Baffled and Frustrated: Streaming/DAC Sound Issues
I’ve just been reading about "intersample overs" and how they can cause some dacs to "spaz out" on certain tracks. I vaguely understand that if there is a sample that corresponds to minus zero dB in the digital signal, or close to it, the resultin... 
Interesting situation! Do we need this....
High end gear is not required to get great sound that is truly a pleasure to listen to. At least for most of us. I’m finding now that I didn’t need to buy a 75" 4k HDR TV either. It’s nice and I’m not complaining, but when I didn’t have access to ... 
Audio gear, sonic quality when you listen in less (or non-) focused ways
If I'm doing focused listening on the music, the sound quality is surprisingly unimportant - so long as nothing is horribly off I'll be OK because I'm focusing on the music itself and my mind is able to do a tremendous amount of "error correction"... 
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
@edcyn  To me, Roy Orbison had one of the greatest voices ever... I agree!   
Those singers you enjoy,....that don't really have a great voice?
The voices that come to mind for me have already been repeatedly listed here. I was surprised to see Roy Orbison's voice listed. He wouldn't have made my list. Nevertheless, the thread has got me thinking perhaps there really is no such thing as a... 
Headphones vs speakers….
I love headphones for the same reasons already mentioned this thread but still prefer listening to speakers despite their faults. I think it’s important to have a sound wave actually traveling across your head, with the driver far enough away from...