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sonic_enemy_333
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:11 am 
 

Hi,

Do you notice a difference in sound quality between Winamp and iTunes for Windows. I was using Winamp when someone suggested that iTunes has better sound quality. I tried it and I think it does have clearer sound though the bass is less punchier. Could this be. Are there seperate decoding algorithms or whatever?
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BasqueStorm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:51 am 
 

sonic_enemy_333 wrote:
Hi,
Do you notice a difference in sound quality between Winamp and iTunes for Windows. I was using Winamp when someone suggested that iTunes has better sound quality. I tried it and I think it does have clearer sound though the bass is less punchier. Could this be. Are there seperate decoding algorithms or whatever?

This belongs to The Tavern, don't you think?
I would suggest you Foobar2000 for sure:
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joppek
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:24 am 
 

you can probably make them sound exactly the same by tweaking the equaliser (given the same files)
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tahu157
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Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:22 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:07 am 
 

I find that Piano presets for equalizers make most metal sound pretty good. Better than metal or rock presets for some reason. Occasionally it'll backfire and add some audio fuzz to the song but only rarely.

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pale_horse
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Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:36 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:41 am 
 

Winamp, huh. Are you running Windows 95 or 98 on this machine?
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joppek
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:52 am 
 

pale_horse wrote:
Winamp, huh. Are you running Windows 95 or 98 on this machine?


i have yet to see a better music player for win 10, or indeed any os
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KrigareTjovane
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Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:06 am
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:36 pm 
 

In my professional opinion, this is all you need to know.

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joppek
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:58 pm 
 

come to think of it, i'm pretty surprised not to have come across any album/track that would use that as an intro... might be a legal thing i guess, but it's not like nullsoft is a thing anymore, and who gives a shit what some bedroom goregrinders do anyway
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Gornot
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Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:36 pm
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Location: Serbia
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:17 pm 
 

This, like fucking literally anything else in life, is 100% subjective. From a technical standpoint, depending on your music filetype, encoder, bitrate/bit depth/frequency etc. as well as the individual music player's decoder used to reproduce music, each and every music player is "better" than the other. You're the only one who can figure this out by actually trying all of them and seeing which one suits you best. Winamp is fucking old and almost completely abandoned, and any future versions (as far as I've seen so far) will not be the same and the player's future is uncertain. iTunes is restrictive as fuck and can only reproduce a handful of formats, but it does it quite exquisitely. foobar is the most usable and consequentially the most annoying to set up properly (but once you do it it'll pay off). MusicBee is also very good, with plenty of customizable options and good skinning support. MediaMonkey is bloated and ugly as fuck but also very good. There's this smallest little player called Winyl (recently went open source) that is pretty simple all around but (personally!!!) does the job faster and better than half of the aforementioned candidates.

Just fucking experiment on your own and you'll find something. But as it stands, if iTunes can read all your music, use that and not Winamp.

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k311250
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Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:14 am
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:42 pm 
 

Maybe Winamp is reading some ReplayGain tags. By the way, I used to hate Winamp back in the day and still do. There's no reason to use Winamp instead of Foobar.

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pale_horse
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:44 pm 
 

If you’re listening to stuff that doesn’t load in iTunes, you’re probably better off playing it directly from your PONO.
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frostdomain
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:22 pm 
 

I used to enjoy Winamp back in the days but since it got discontinued and discovered Aimp I have sticked to it since then
http://www.aimp.ru/

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