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  • Apple's Eddy Cue says Spatial Audio is a 'game-changer' for music

    In defence of the pipe, something’s got to kill me, and I would rather have my little pleasure and live a short(er) life than to have a longer life bereft of the pleasure.
    baconstang
  • Apple's Eddy Cue says Spatial Audio is a 'game-changer' for music

    In my opinion, headphones for lossless and speakers for Atmos. I’m very lucky to be able to afford both. The thing is, it’s just no good investing only in the headphones or the speakers without the right kit to drive it all. For that, I usually recommend to my fam-fams the Hi-Fi line-up from Cambridge Audio, which I’ve system-matched to Fyne Audio speakers and a pair of Beyerdynamic T1 headphones, but if you’ve got North American ears (and the budget), you might prefer to start with McIntosh and Grado and build your system from there.
    patchythepiratebaconstangwatto_cobra
  • Apple's Eddy Cue says Spatial Audio is a 'game-changer' for music

    Eddie Cue is quite right: it’s a small set of customers, alright. Most people can’t hear beyond the limits of 20Hz-20KHz, and even if you can, without the right audio chain there’s just no way you’d hear those differences anyway. Personally, I liked to know that it’s an option, but when I’m on the go, lossless isn’t as much a priority as having access to whatever I want to listen to at a relatively high standard. Lossless is for at home with the amplifier and head cans, a nice Scotch, and the time to actually sit and listen and appreciate. 
    "A nice Scotch" removes the need for "lossless" - I personally find a bottle of wine gradually improves sound quality in direct relation to the amount drunk!
    "A nice Scotch" removes the need for "lossless" - I personally find a bottle of wine gradually improves sound quality in direct relation to the amount drunk!
    Heh, well, quite. Mind you, pal, I’ve got a 34 year-old bottle of Bunnahabhain sitting on the mantelpiece that’s worth rather north of £600 per bottle — the remembrance of which is a guarantor of restraint and propriety.
    patchythepirateJapheywatto_cobra
  • Apple's Eddy Cue says Spatial Audio is a 'game-changer' for music

    Eddie Cue is quite right: it’s a small set of customers, alright. Most people can’t hear beyond the limits of 20Hz-20KHz, and even if you can, without the right audio chain there’s just no way you’d hear those differences anyway. Personally, I liked to know that it’s an option, but when I’m on the go, lossless isn’t as much a priority as having access to whatever I want to listen to at a relatively high standard. Lossless is for at home with the amplifier and head cans, a nice Scotch, and the time to actually sit and listen and appreciate. 
    baconstangidomowatto_cobra
  • WhatsApp won't limit accounts that don't accept new privacy policy

    I’ve noticed the same thing: one big surge which then slowed to a trickle of new contracts every other week. I would love for more of them to make the move, but I suspect the tipping point hasn’t been reached yet and the convenience of the WhatsApp-as-Default hasn’t yet outweighed whatever concerns they might have about privacy. Privacy, however, is in my view the single most important priority right alongside safe and secure encryption given how much integral online communication has become.
    williamlondon