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[–]Camper1995D7200 · HD660S · Andromeda > LG V20 & NFB-11.28 197 points198 points  (4 children)

I bet he forgot to burn in the Sandisk one, rookie mistake.

[–]barktholomew8Magni 3 -> HD600 | LS200is | Monk+ 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Insert and remove without ejecting first. Quickest burn-in method available.

[–]Maybe_its_MaybellineDarkvoice 336SE ➡ HD800, HD600 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Seriously. And swap the cables first, too

[–]I_Main_TwistedFateCayin i5, Empire Ears Athena Adel MAM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Another rookie mistake would be not changing out the stock cable for more premium cables for better sound.

[–]I_Main_TwistedFateCayin i5, Empire Ears Athena Adel MAM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Another rookie mistake would be not changing out the stock cable for more premium cables for better sound.

[–]Light_from_the_sunMDR Z7 // VE Zen 2.0 103 points104 points  (5 children)

Well duh the samsung will have more air. The extra 56gb makes room for it. If you get a 512gb sd that is too much, the sound resonates in the cavernous storage.

[–]keanexResident AT Fanboy 20 points21 points  (4 children)

I can confirm this.

Source: digital electronics forensics investigator

[–]naomar33 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Wait so if I get a bunch of those 10TB hard drives and run them in Raid 0 will my music sound better because of all the extra space for the sound?

[–]Plz_NerfSound Engineer 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Nah - with all that extra space to bounce around in your music will sound like its being replayed in a cathedral. Be sure to fill the rest of the storage with images of acoustic foam.

[–]STXDakotabanned 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If the storage is big enough - i.e 10TB disk space with only a single album stored, it will have a very nice open airy sound with no nasty resonances. I have two racks with twenty 10TB HDDs with my twenty favorite audiophile albums.

[–]keanexResident AT Fanboy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Are you kidding? Raid 0 is awful for music. You need raid 7.

[–]RazorOmega 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Gold plated SD card when?

[–]muzza1742 24 points25 points  (2 children)

[–]Ikilledmypastaccoutsmug when I buy something like new underwear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The apologists in the comment section are kekable

[–]navygent 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Memory cards Pffft, Im testing humidifiers, the better humidifier the better the air compression in the headphones or speakers.
Chairs are next, chairs make a difference as well as houses, I tried 10 houses so far, some of them were occupied.

[–]seamonnLCD 4 | A12 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I tried 10 houses so far, some of them were occupied

Did the residents increase the noise floor?

[–]navygent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes dammit, even with the foam padding.

[–]gareity 42 points43 points  (17 children)

I wonder if he's being at all satirical? I wonder if he knows that SanDisk invented the SD card?

[–]Spl4tt3rB1tcHHD800S + Lyr 2 / CA Andromeda / UM Merlin / Heir 8.A + Sony ZX2 10 points11 points  (8 children)

It doesn't matter who was first, the later one can be still better :P

[–]FatchRacall 8 points9 points  (7 children)

Just look at how Porsche built the first hybrid car in 1900 (for pollution concerns), yet Toyota is clearly better at it.

[–]Knopfler_PI 14 points15 points  (6 children)

The 918 would like to have a word with you...

[–]FatchRacall 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Okay fine, plug-in hybrid. And the 918, while awesome, isn't really a practical car, it's an expensive toy. A beautiful expensive toy that I'd love to own (or even just drive) but wouldn't love to pay for.

[–]Knopfler_PI 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I definitely agree with you, just love the 918 lol

[–]asspow 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Paying for it means you are able to pay for it. I wouldn’t mind that ability at all.

[–]jyjaxon 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I know a fair number of people who've paid for things they couldn't afford.

[–]asspow 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm not sure the demographic buying 1.3 million dollar supercars has much overlap with the people overextending themselves with credit cards.

[–]jyjaxon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not just talking about credit cards. There's some pretty interesting fools out there.

[–]BlackMoth27Topping D30/ Magni 3 / LCD2C 3 points4 points  (5 children)

what but who make the flash that is inside each chip?

[–]gareity 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I'm pretty sure SanDisk makes their own NAND. I don't think Samsung was in the flash memory game way back when.

[–]BlackMoth27Topping D30/ Magni 3 / LCD2C 3 points4 points  (0 children)

okay okay so at least it's not complete bullshit, just slightly less complete bullshit.

[–]ReconWaffles 2 points3 points  (2 children)

256 gig microSD doesn't seem that far in the past..

looks like it was just last 2 years ago. http://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-launches-a-256gb-microsd-card/

I was expecting it to be sooner than that... no comedy in this one.

E- also it was made by samsung- "The card is made of Samsung's 3rd generation V-NAND that stacks cells in 48 layers."

[–]gareity 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm talking about when the SD card was invented, as my saying "way back when" should imply.

[–]ReconWaffles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

oh, i thought you meant microSD

[–]klarnomy beyers aren't sibilant enough | Magni 3 > HE400i/DT1350/M220 1 point2 points  (0 children)

to be fair beyerdynamic invented the moving-coil dynamic headphone and plenty of people don't like their sound

[–]ohironyI drive HD6XX with my phone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've seen people who believe the ultimate SD card for audio is made by Toshiba. So, I don't think it's satirical (unless it is).

[–]Poonlit 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I'm SO glad for my digital/analogue electronics education that lets me instantly dismiss claims like that.

Nevertheless, I did own a green CD pen to paint the outside and inside with back in the 80s. I was 14 years old..


[–]JarJarDidNuffinWong 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel bad for anyone who can't easily hear the difference between inked and un-inked discs (played back on mass market cd players), the difference is as plain as the nose on your face. Mebbe you just find the idea too ridiculous to really give it a listen. Maybe you really aren't an audiophile, or can't hear front to back depth in a recording. Maybe you have lousy headphones or speakers, or too reverberant a room, . . . who knows?

Found on a forum post somewhere. Wtf.

[–]complex_reduction 21 points22 points  (8 children)

I find it strange that these types of posts making fun of outlandish subjective bullshit get upvoted in /r/headphones. That being said it gives me hope for the future of this industry, that maybe companies are going to have to focus on improving the actual sound of their devices rather than just making up the next "multibit" marketing meme.

[–]Lamitie11Andromeda・UE7 21 points22 points  (5 children)

So you're telling me you believe in SD card rolling?

[–]SoaDMTGguyFiio | Kenwood | HD600 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Can’t wait to try my Russian SD cards from the ‘70s!

[–]G65434-2_IIFiio E10>E9i|LD mkIII>AH-D2000|MS2i|T50RP mkII|KZ ED9|Monk+ 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Blah, SD cards! Humbug!

Now core memory's where it's at. A truly discerning audiophile should only ever trust digital storage formats where each and every bit's actual storage location can be seen with a naked eye.

[–]SoaDMTGguyFiio | Kenwood | HD600 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I love the warm sound of punch cards!

[–]G65434-2_IIFiio E10>E9i|LD mkIII>AH-D2000|MS2i|T50RP mkII|KZ ED9|Monk+ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh yeah! And what about simple good ol' parchment? Reading the 0s and 1s directly with your own eyes will bring you as close to the true essence of digital music representation as humanly possible. No electricity or interference-prone component chains involved to disrupt the experience!

[–]SoaDMTGguyFiio | Kenwood | HD600 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah man, end game is reading sheet music.

[–]OmophorusI just duct tape 2 iPhones to my head. 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Multibit may be a marketing meme at the moment, but you could at least point to some actual reason it would be different than another device (note: not better, not worse, not superior, not any judgmental descriptor, just different) - there's a completely distinct digital-to-analog process going on with completely different analog filters.

I'm really not sure how you'd improve the sound of an SD card, or even differentiate "sound" between brands as they are all Secure DIGITAL devices using the same exact digital interface to pass 1s and 0s from their NAND flash memory to the computer. It's either going to work and the bits are going to be passed accurately, or it's not and they're not. It's completely binary and there's no room for subjective differences.

If there is literally any audible difference between SD cards, someone done fucked up, A-Aron.

Also, it's completely ironic to me that you talk about "focus on improving the actual sound" and then choose the "multibit marketing meme" as a counterexample. Now, I'm not saying that multibit is better or worse, but it's also pretty clear that the most obvious target of that criticism, Mike Moffett (and, by extension, Jason Stoddard), believes he is doing exactly that.

They have been absolutely consistent for years that their primary goal is trying to drive improvements in audio quality to reasonable price points. Whether they have succeeded or not is a subjective judgment I'm not going to weigh in on. Likewise with their products themselves. But, as a company, it's actually kind of hard to argue against Schiit in particular trying to improve the sound of their devices as every scrap of information available to consumers points to that as their aim.

Any given consumer may or may not agree that they've succeeded, and not every company that does actually try to improve audio quality is going to succeed, but if anything I'd be praising companies like Schiit and Audio-GD for trying to push new technologies, topologies, and products into the "costs less than a used car" space.

[–]wordfool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah, companies are just going to focus on improving their marketing BS to reel in the next generation of mugs

[–]Raipaz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

M.2 when?

[–]Fecal_ImpacterGOV2+Infinity|MicroiDSD|AuneS6=>RA2/TA03=>LZA4|MX980|HD600 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Everything wrong with our hobby, nicely summed up in one image. Nicely done

[–]LauriCularMy cochlea's bigger than yours 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It makes sense, the sound on my Spectrum 48k was pretty bad.

[–]JTCPingasJDS Labs EL Stack | Elear | HD 800 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good shitpost

[–]ikerooni 0 points1 point  (0 children)

shark cards are the way to go.

[–]BarefootWoodworkerNFB-11.28 > Grado GH-2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit man. . .

That totally explains why my music sounds like ass. I’m still using spinning platters.