• Reddit "audiophiles" test HomePod, say it sounds better than $1,000 speaker
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[url]https://arstechnica.com/?p=1258601[/url]
Well at £320 I sure fucking hope it sounds good.
[quote]But most of those reviews seem to have avoided making precise measurements of the HomePod's audio output, instead relying on personal experience to give generalized impressions.[/quote] doesn't sound like any audiophile I know
Did they elevate the HomePod on acoustic resonance crystals? Insulate the power line from the ambient static waveform?
if you want simple stereo sound they expect you to buy two of these [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/HNFm21T.png[/IMG]
A reddit audiophile is as authentic as a licensed magician
The speaker he is referencing is a KEF X300A which I've never seen used in the dozens of professional studios I've been in.
[QUOTE=milktree;53126662]doesn't sound like any audiophile I know[/QUOTE] I think these are the [b]other[/b] audiophiles, the ones that believe that power cords covered in some magical crystal lining shit somehow improves audio quality.
[QUOTE=Electrocuter;53127238]I think these are the [b]other[/b] audiophiles, the ones that believe that power cords covered in some magical crystal lining shit somehow improves audio quality.[/QUOTE] I will always laugh at Coconut Audio's attempt to sell vegan diet plans to audiofools by claiming that eating animal products damages your hearing and music can only truly be appreciated by switching entirely to fruit and veg.
[QUOTE=TacticalBacon;53127778]I will always laugh at Coconut Audio's attempt to sell vegan diet plans to audiofools by claiming that eating animal products damages your hearing and music can only truly be appreciated by switching entirely to fruit and veg.[/QUOTE] They're now known as AudiophileRocks. They sell fucking rocks. [url]http://audiophile.rocks/index.html[/url]
[QUOTE=dustyjo;53127784]They're now known as AudiophileRocks. They sell fucking rocks. [url]http://audiophile.rocks/index.html[/url][/QUOTE] Holy shit read the "technology" section. It's all "years to develop" this and "Proprietary" that. Like my dudes, you slapped some salt crystals into some clay and fucking varnished them in place. It's not that deep.
[QUOTE=F.X Clampazzo;53127810]Holy shit read the "technology" section. It's all "years to develop" this and "Proprietary" that. Like my dudes, you slapped some salt crystals into some clay and fucking varnished them in place. It's not that deep.[/QUOTE] Man that's not even the tip of the iceberg. [URL="https://www.tweekgeek.com/"]Look at all this shit.[/URL]
[QUOTE=F.X Clampazzo;53127810]Holy shit read the "technology" section. It's all "years to develop" this and "Proprietary" that. Like my dudes, you slapped some salt crystals into some clay and fucking varnished them in place. It's not that deep.[/QUOTE] The About Us has a great section too [quote]Year 2010-2016 our company name changed to Coconut Audio because we used real coconut shells in our early tweaks and cables. During this time we designed thousands of tweaks and constantly kept improving them. We were excited to share our technology and gave away many free cables and tweaks. Our main business was auctions starting at $1 which eventually [b]resulted in personal bankruptcy.[/b][/quote] They don't even have the business sense to scam people properly.
[QUOTE=meppers;53126737]if you want simple stereo sound they expect you to buy two of these [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/HNFm21T.png[/IMG][/QUOTE] The best part? this doesn't even work yet lmao [QUOTE=op article]For now, I'd say the HomePod is certainly impressive given its natural restrictions, but I wouldn't call it an audiophile dream machine.[B] The fact that it can't yet do stereo pairing with another HomePod doesn't help.[/B] Consumer Reports says it has had similar results, though its testers found the Sonos One to be better, and I generally disagree with that conclusion.[/QUOTE]
Here, HS5's are on offer. You can buy TWO for the price of one of these Apple balls. [url]https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-and-Computers/Yamaha-HS5-Active-Studio-Monitors-Pair-with-Stands/UD6[/url] With stands. I'm not an audiophile but you have my guarantee that a pair of these will sound better than 10 Apple Balls.
[QUOTE=dustyjo;53127818]Man that's not even the tip of the iceberg. [URL="https://www.tweekgeek.com/"]Look at all this shit.[/URL][/QUOTE] Are "Audiophiles" really this fucking dumb? Because like, I can't fathom being this stupid about something I claimed to be any kind of "phile"/enthusiast about.
[QUOTE=F.X Clampazzo;53127878]Are "Audiophiles" really this fucking dumb? Because like, I can't fathom being this stupid about something I claimed to be any kind of "phile"/enthusiast about.[/QUOTE] yes, they're insanely dumb. they pay tens of thousands for snake oil without realizing that the human body can't take those frequencies. Also what kind of dipshit suspends their cables from the ground.
[QUOTE=dustyjo;53127784]They're now known as AudiophileRocks. They sell fucking rocks. [url]http://audiophile.rocks/index.html[/url][/QUOTE] [QUOTE]All our products are built by ear. We place each material on top of the audio system and listen to it before implementing them into our designs.[/QUOTE] :why:
Well this thread was certainly a treat lol. I didn't know those products existed
Look I try to give Apple a fair chance whenever I can, but HomePods are stupid as shit. $350 for a speaker that can't even do proper stereo sound on its own? Integration with Siri, the worst voice assistant for anything beyond setting timers and alarms? No thanks, I'll stick with my $30 Echo and my $50 Bluetooth speaker.
[QUOTE=dustyjo;53127784]They're now known as AudiophileRocks. They sell fucking rocks. [url]http://audiophile.rocks/index.html[/url][/QUOTE] I have a naturally occurring rock in my aquarium that looks better than those black and white ones. [t]https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Suj2Z05pL._SX355_.jpg[/t]
can i listen to vapor wave at 1080p?
[QUOTE=dustyjo;53127784]They're now known as AudiophileRocks. They sell fucking rocks. [url]http://audiophile.rocks/index.html[/url][/QUOTE] This is what they claim their rocks do... One of them rocks apparently has the ability to apply an reverb effect to a singular synth in that song. WHAT [video]https://youtu.be/OE-YDaL_yIg[/video]
I love how they call their rocks "tweaks". Audiophiles must be some of the dumbest people ever. Anyone remember that company that sold a ten thousand dollar Ethernet cable for audiophiles? [url]https://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/02/to-the-audiophile-this-10000-ethernet-cable-apparently-makes-sense/[/url]
[QUOTE=chunkymonkey;53129679]I love how they call their rocks "tweaks". Audiophiles must be some of the dumbest people ever. Anyone remember that company that sold a ten thousand dollar Ethernet cable for audiophiles? [url]https://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/02/to-the-audiophile-this-10000-ethernet-cable-apparently-makes-sense/[/url][/QUOTE] Oh that's not all. [URL="https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/26411-pachanko-sata-cable/"]These people are so goddamn stupid they think SATA cables make a difference in their music server.[/URL] [QUOTE="idiot"]With the better SATA cables, generally they employ better shielding and are more immune to noise as well as thicker gauge conductors of higher purity resulting in better transmission characteristics and so the bits that enter the OS buffer are cleaner and of higher integrity.[/QUOTE]
the radical audiophiles are a bane to the music community
[QUOTE=chunkymonkey;53129679]I love how they call their rocks "tweaks". Audiophiles must be some of the dumbest people ever. Anyone remember that company that sold a ten thousand dollar Ethernet cable for audiophiles? [url]https://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/02/to-the-audiophile-this-10000-ethernet-cable-apparently-makes-sense/[/url][/QUOTE] B-But noise in digital communication systems is algorithmically accounted for. So long as the bit rate is high enough, there literally CANNOT be a difference between this cable and a cheap ass best buy equivalent. This is information which is really available on the internet. Information that they teach in academic classes... How do people manage to somehow go out of their way to believe absolute bullshit?
Remember when it was spread as a joke that the Sony Playstation 1 was one of the best cd players on the market? It was all fun and games until audiophiles started paying literal thousands for them and then we started seeing these: [img]https://i.imgur.com/4eNh683.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/96Rq0a8.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/TwZBscr.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/OfYXEx7.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/Kmycnsj.png[/img] It was literally created as a joke and people are still actively buying and modding the shit out of them for thousands because they were told they were 'an audiophiles dream'
fuck the audiophiles subreddit, i went on there cause of this news article and i left with a new audio system on the way from amazon about an hour later
[QUOTE=Viva;53129784]Remember when it was spread as a joke that the Sony Playstation 1 was one of the best cd players on the market? It was all fun and games until audiophiles started paying literal thousands for them and then we started seeing these: [img]https://i.imgur.com/4eNh683.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/96Rq0a8.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/TwZBscr.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/OfYXEx7.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/Kmycnsj.png[/img] It was literally created as a joke and people are still actively buying and modding the shit out of them for thousands because they were told they were 'an audiophiles dream'[/QUOTE] iirc wasn't the reason because the fat ps1 has a "superior" audio chip in or something.
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