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View Poll Results: What's most important to enjoy PC Audio
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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I'd lke to know - what's more important in PC audio, the bits (i.e. remaining Bit-Perfect) or the room itself? IMHO - the room trumps the bits. When I had my receiver - I originally set my PC to output bit perfect via HDMI to my receiver and let the receiver apply its processing.

Now that I'm now longer in a bit-perfect world (i.e. my PC applies DSP to my bits before sending them out analog) - I find that treatments and room correction/dsp are more important to me than remaining bit-perfect. This is just a matter of preference - due to fact that a room can be difficult. Even if your bits are perfect - your enviornment distorts your final sound. (I believe all of our enviornments are some what distorted ....house sound, speaker voicing, and particular preference all play a factor).

Getting the music right for me has become my major priority - and I could go back to bit perfect even with my present setup (but I would have to use an external EQ/Crossover/Bass Management) but that's unecessary. I'm satisfied with what I'm presently getting. Chime in - what's more important in Computer audio to you?
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I'd lke to know - what's more important in PC audio, the bits (i.e. remaining Bit-Perfect) or the room itself? IMHO - the room trumps the bits. When I had my receiver - I originally set my PC to output bit perfect via HDMI to my receiver and let the receiver apply its processing.

Now that I'm now longer in a bit-perfect world (i.e. my PC applies DSP to my bits before sending them out analog) - I find that treatments and room correction/dsp are more important to me than remaining bit-perfect. This is just a matter of preference - due to fact that a room can be difficult. Even if your bits are perfect - your enviornment distorts your final sound. (I believe all of our enviornments are some what distorted ....house sound, speaker voicing, and particular preference all play a factor).

Getting the music right for me has become my major priority - and I could go back to bit perfect even with my present setup (but I would have to use an external EQ/Crossover/Bass Management) but that's unecessary. I'm satisfied with what I'm presently getting. Chime in - what's more important in Computer audio to you?
That's a very good question and agree that bit-perfect is highly overrated (not that it doesn't matter, but), a bit like 192/24. Not to say it's horse poo at all, but I find that for me the biggest thing you can do to improve your sound are 1st, speakers, and then how you integrate them in your room.

You can play the highest resolution bit-perfect track, but if the rest is sh*t, that's what you'll get. Take the same setup, find the right speakers for your environment and 320kbps will sound superior to that.

Obviously once your reach that middle point, high rez and bit-perfect might, and I say might help, but nothing close to what you and I mention.
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That's a very good question and agree that bit-perfect is highly overrated (not that it doesn't matter, but), a bit like 192/24. Not to say it's horse poo at all, but I find that for me the biggest thing you can do to improve your sound are 1st, speakers, and then how you integrate them in your room.

You can play the highest resolution bit-perfect track, but if the rest is sh*t, that's what you'll get. Take the same setup, find the right speakers for your environment and 320kbps will sound superior to that.

Obviously once your reach that middle point, high rez and bit-perfect might, and I say might help, but nothing close to what you and I mention.
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