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CAChri$t(IE)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 6:36:24 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(IE)
So do you guys automatically rip the cd and then play the files in your phone or computer or do you actually listen to that cd you get like in your car and shit? Idk how to keep a cd in working condition plus the jewel case gets the little teeny teeths get broke on the first day.

If it was me Iíd rip that shit right away onto digital and then store the cd away as backup. Is that what cds are for nowadays? Itíd make sense just wondering

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 6:46:07 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no mask
^i agree. cd's aint great. not even as good as tapes -at all.

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Loewi

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 6:50:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
You must have bad luck because the teeth rarely get broken on mine

I just got a new laptop, so as soon as I'm done setting it up, I'm ripping my CD's and storing them away

Do you have any recommendations for amps and DAC's for a pair of 250 ohm headphones? What's your current set up?

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CAChri$t(IE)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 6:55:51 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(IE)
I have no idea abt all that.

I have a mixer and two turntablez

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CAChri$t(IE)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 6:56:39 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(IE)
Computer
Serato dvs

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Loewi

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:03:43 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
I'm not an expert myself, but if you're gonna listen to even WAV/FLAC through your computer, I heard you would need an amplifier and digital audio converter for the best experience as a computer itself isn't good enough

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:06:14 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
listen to the cd once on my disc man then i sync it to my itunes and save my favorite tracks off it. but my first ipod is literally 1000 cds in full synced. i didnt do that with the last 2000, i just saved my favorite tracks. soon ill have a 2nd ipod. i need another 120 gig one.

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:14:43 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
i stream alot thru bandcamp and youtube tho to.

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CAChri$t(IE)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:16:20 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(IE)
OH yeah loewi you do need something like that. Before I ran it all through the mixer w dac built in I had one I plugged my speakers into. Forget what it was called.

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aeokq

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:23:07 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for aeokq   Click Here to Email aeokq
Cosign the little tiny teeth getting broken. Hate that haha.

I don't rip any of my CDs I just play them and pray I don't lose them. I do occasionally rip some of them onto my laptop so I have something to listen to while at work.

One day I'll get Itunes and rip all my shit onto my Ipod but for now idgaf. I need to buy a new laptop anyway I use my work Dell all the time. I have some ancient Toshiba at home that takes 30 minutes to warm up.

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:34:02 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no mask
at lowei

DAC will help BUT are your speakers quality? cause not as much sense going that route if your monitors/speakers are just o.k. or no sense if they're shitty.

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Loewi

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:42:32 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
That's why I ask what's the best ones for a pair of 250 ohm headphones

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:48:48 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
i never listen to nething thru my speakers on my computer, phone or kindle. i plug headphones into all of em.

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Selah

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:49:02 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Selah
Nowadays, yeah the CD gets burned straight to iTunes. I do ALAC cause itís lossless and can store metadata that WAV canít like artwork. I save the lossless copy on an external hard drive. Then I make a copy from the ALAC in AAC 128kbps for my phone. I got 256 gb iPhone but I prefer to have a larger quantity of music over quality of file.

I used to be like Daddy Alfredo and carry an extra iPod around. I bought the parts off eBay and expanded the memory to 500gb and upped the battery size, but then that just got to be too much of a hassle carrying around multiple devices constantly. The only thing I really missed about the iPod was coverflow. So I found an app called Tunesflow that has coverflow and an equalizer and different organization feature I like and Iím set.

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:56:22 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
i never use portable stuff as portable tho. i listen to my ipod or disc man or walkman in bed. i barely ever take em newhere.

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born dead

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 7:59:42 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for born dead
I rip my CDs right away to iTunes as 320kbps AAC and then store the CD as back up. If I really like the album I'll make a CD copy and listen to that in the car.

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 8:29:55 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Nowadays i either buy a CD to support or if it's not available on Spotify. 99% of my music listening in the whip is through Spotify. My cable service has a YouTube app built in so i just listen to full albums through my TV speakers.

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LEX718

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 8:39:31 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for LEX718
I like purchasing from bandcamp cause you get the digital with a physical purchase. Otherwise I rip it. In some cases I'll actually check hhb and dl from there after I cop the CD. Listen to everything on my phone. But I keep cds in the whip.

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 8:40:29 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
every free d/l i make a cd-r copy of.

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NoHeadlights

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 9:46:34 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for NoHeadlights
What a gay poast

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CAChri$t(IE)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 10:17:16 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(IE)
srsly

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CAChri$t(IE)

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posted Friday, December 01, 2017 10:22:47 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(IE)
Daddy Alfredo do you have the cd-r always get scratched the fuck up in the car?

at one point last year I had a cd book 100 ads that I burned on the way out the door and they were all unlabeled lol. now there are like 12 bc the rest got thrown out bc scratched.

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selah

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posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:38:17 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for selah
One thing to keep in mind about iTunes is they have abandoned gapless playback. Meaning bridges between certain songs on albums that once would have flowed seamlessly now end and restart abruptly which cause clicking and popping noises between the songs.

To those talking about speaker quality and headphone quality this is obviously not good for wear and tear on these devices.

The only ways to avoid this that I know of now is either use a program that has a crossfading feature, which in my experience doesn't always work great (the one built into iTunes hasn't given me great results), or to drag the files into a DAW and do small manual fades to the end of one song and beginning of the next individually. Essentially creating your own crossfade. This is tedious as fuck though and time consuming so I don't do it often myself lol.

As far as CD-R's go the technology has improved, but I remember a long time ago burning a ton of CD-R's to listen to in the car and them all developing background noise issues like whispy sounds and clicking over time. Probably due to constant heating up and cooling down.

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Paper Piff And Polo

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posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 11:50:54 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Paper Piff And Polo
^So why even use iTunes then?
I have never use it

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 12:17:07 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
i take care of cds, even cd-rs but ther flimsier so yea they get a lil scratched.

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born dead

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posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 12:29:31 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for born dead
Selah, when you refer to iTunes no longer having gapless playback are you referring to ripping a CD onto iTunes? If so, that's not true. I rip CDs all the time and the songs will seamlessly play into the next song. There is no gap. If you're referring to burning an iTunes playlist onto a CD then I'm not so sure.

Also, having clicks/popping shouldn't damage your speakers/headphones much if you are playing music at a reasonable volume. If you are blasting music then it very well could.

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amun1ra1ptah

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posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:22:30 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for amun1ra1ptah

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selah

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posted Saturday, December 02, 2017 10:39:42 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for selah
I am referring to ripping CD's into iTunes.

I don't mean every single song. If songs have a definitive start and end point and are partitioned that way they play fine. However, if they segue into each other then often I experience the clicks and pops at the time partition point which in this case is not the same as a time/end of song partition.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7522077?start=0&tstart=0

http://forum.maccast.com/topic/18710-broken-gapless-playback-in-itunes-12/

Here are two links. The first one has a now dead link inside it that stated as of iTunes 11 gapless playback setting was no longer available. The second link the person states that they contacted Apple support and were told gapless playback is no longer supported as far as users being able to set it. There are plenty more threads on message boards etc where this is discussed and debated.

Supposedly now Apple automatically sets gapless playback for albums based on their information contained in their music library. So if an album doesn't include the gapless tag in their programming it isn't getting marked as gapless. Also, other people in the discussion are having the same issue I am where regardless if there is code or not the album is not playing back gaplessly

You can google clicking and popping between songs and there are tons of threads discussing people having this issue when using their phones for music playback and tons of the users are iTunes users. So while you may not be experiencing the same issues that doesn't make it not true.

https://www.quora.com/Audio-Equipment-Is-the-loud-popping-sound-when-you-plug-unplug-your-speakers-bad-for-them

Also, while this thread I'm listing right here is not specific to audio clicks and pops in regard to speaker damage. Which I had trouble finding info on by my search terms it does discuss sudden spikes and their affect on speakers causing wear and tear over time that can degrade sound reproduction. As you said playing at normal levels shouldn't affect it as much, but when I'm in my car alone or my wife and kids aren't home I'm not listening to my music at normal levels and I doubt most are. I shouldn't be restricted in my volume choice do to errors caused by the file compression formats that Apple apparently didn't have any issues with in the past.

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soren

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posted Sunday, December 03, 2017 4:40:07 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for soren
I buy cds and listen to my cds.
I never rip them to my computer. If I did that then what would the point be in buying cds? Then I could just download it!
Got an old mp3 player that can have about 250 tracks on it. Change the tracks on that sometimes but that's it!

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amun1ra1ptah

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posted Sunday, December 03, 2017 7:29:00 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for amun1ra1ptah
I collect cds and listen to them
I use iTunes to make mixtapes I download the cds on iTunes then select songs to make a playlist and burn it

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CAChri$t(IE)

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posted Sunday, December 03, 2017 11:31:24 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(IE)
Soren the point is getting a lossless rip of the cd so you have a quality backup in case the cd gets scratched.

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Sp 90s

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posted Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:08:04 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Sp 90s
I owned a cd once. Worst invention the human species has ever produced.

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born dead

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Selah, regarding gapless songs in iTunes, that is strange. Is it very noticeable? As I previously mentioned, I have ripped a bunch of songs where one song segues directly into the next. I just listened to a bunch of my songs that have that scenario and could not notice any click or pops as it segues to the next song. Iím pretty sure that is the same for songs I have ripped with older versions of iTunes, but Iím not certain. I will have to keep an eye (ear) out for it.

Regarding clicks/pops damaging speakers and headphones, it sounds like we both agree that at relatively normal volume levels they shouldnít really be an issue. But as Iím sure you are aware, if you play music very loud it will most likely damage a pair of headphones or speakers as they are designed to play music at audible levels that most people listen to. If you play music far beyond those levels it can cause damage as speakers/headphones are not designed to play music at said volume levels. But Iím pretty sure I get what you are saying, which is if you listen to music at a louder volume, but not excessively loud, clicks or pops can cause damage to headphones/speakers. I agree with that, but to your first point about the clicks/pops between songs, as I previously mentioned I didnít notice any. If there are any Iím guessing they are so minor that it shouldnít cause any damage to headphones or speakers. But thatís just my opinion.

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CAChri$t(IE)

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posted Sunday, December 03, 2017 2:18:13 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for CAChri$t(IE)
lol SP

cs C Deez Nuts

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soren

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posted Sunday, December 03, 2017 4:09:57 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for soren
I take good care of my cds so they don't get scratched! Should it happen I buy a new one. :-)

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Selah

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posted Monday, December 04, 2017 3:56:10 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Selah
born dead,

Most noticeable when the transition point has like a sudden volume spike like a kick drum or a transient of some kind.

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