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Offline AlienRelics

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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2014, 04:34:52 pm »
Why does he need a $4000 scope for audio? Oh, right, to make sure his amp isn't biasing any theta waves with shear phasing. I hate that, it makes the sound all muddy and obsequious.
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2014, 06:04:51 pm »
I'd be *very* interested to know how many audiophiles are actually musicians; I suspect it's a very low percentage.
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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2014, 07:08:53 pm »
I'd be *very* interested to know how many audiophiles are actually musicians; I suspect it's a very low percentage.
A significant number of musicians are "audiophools" with magical beliefs in certain brand-names.
Common-sense and hard-science be damned. They know what they think they hear.
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2014, 09:11:22 pm »
Some guitarists for instance are great audiophools. Most swallow craps form manufacters in an interesting fashion. Cables and buffers are great exemple. Do you know "monster cable" and how a cable can make your hi-mids more mellow ?  :-DD

 Ignorance and makerting stupidity is the key I guess.
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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2014, 09:16:16 pm »
musicians often are lousy techs.  techs are often lousy musicians.  musicians often cannot build or design gear.  and designers often cannot play musical instruments.

SO WHAT?

 

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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2014, 10:27:28 pm »
I'm a musician.  I play both piano and guitar and did conservatory training for the former.

I do agree with some of what's been said, but please be aware that correlations have been shown between mathematical ability and learning to play music.  I don't think one can say that being a musician implies that one cannot do engineering/science/math or the reverse.
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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2014, 10:30:26 pm »
I'm a musician.  I play both piano and guitar and did conservatory training for the former.

I do agree with some of what's been said, but please be aware that correlations have been shown between mathematical ability and learning to play music.  I don't think one can say that being a musician implies that one cannot do engineering/science/math or the reverse.

I agree 30 years of a software development career and 9 out 10 of the Best people I have worked with as peers were musicians of some sort, majority of them self taught in both fields and always more informed than their CS wielding degree counterparts.
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2014, 10:47:39 pm »
Why does he need a $4000 scope for audio? Oh, right, to make sure his amp isn't biasing any theta waves with shear phasing. I hate that, it makes the sound all muddy and obsequious.

E.g. to check that his darn thing isn't oscillating at a few MHz? Doesn't need a $4k scope, but I doubt that that iPad will cut the mustard there.
 

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Re: Kickstarter: Headphone Audio Amplifier
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2014, 11:09:34 pm »
I'm a musician.  I play both piano and guitar and did conservatory training for the former.
That's an interesting topic. I started a new thread for it:
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/how-many-engineers-are-artists/
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