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Which do you like best?

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by John_C, Mar 19, 2010.

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Which do you think is better?

  1. stengah

    4 vote(s)
    23.5%
  2. stengah (2)

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  3. can't tell the difference/can't decide

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  1. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/910836/CYTTD.rar

    There are two 16 second clips of part of the meshuggah song stengah. A/B them and tell me which you think sounds better. You can speculate on the difference but i won't reveal it until i've got a good number of votes in.

    EDIT: this is not in any way a trick question. They are different.

    EDIT2: Now that it's become clear that people really can't tell the difference properly: stengah 2 is the original, stengah was taken down to 8 bit
     
  2. muckypup1

    muckypup1 Sinister Haven \m/

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    I prefer the Stengah 1 sample. It sounds a touch louder, and it sounds like it has a bit more bass, maybe a tiny bit more mids. Whats the real difference?
     
  3. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    keep coming people, the results from this could be very interesting. In particular I'm looking for some people with nice monitors/rooms/converters to really listen hard
     
  4. Habsburgs

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    I cant tell the difference :mad: and i have nice monitors!! :mad:

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    EDIT: I think stengah has a clearer kick drum (?)
     
  5. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    cummon guys, take a listen
     
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    When you phase invert one of them and sum the two tracks they pretty much cancel each other out. I don't have a proper listening environment here, but my guess is that they're the same identical tracks, sounds that way here anyway.
     
  7. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    They aren't identical, I promise
     
  8. B36arin

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    No, they can't be, since there's a little bit of audio left when you inverse one track. But the difference is tiiiny. I won't be back in our control room until Monday, I can't hear any difference listening through my stereo.
     
  9. NNotN-ENN

    NNotN-ENN Reformed Lurker

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    If there's a difference, it's not a meaningful one to my ears.
     
  10. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    I hear no meaningful difference either. I'm interested what other people think though
     
  11. Metaltastic

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    I listened really really intently, and alternated pretty quickly between the two, and I feel like the second feels ever ever (EVER) so slightly flatter dynamic-wise, and possibly a touch less detailed; or it could be completely in my head, but regardless, I'd say if 1 is 100%, 2 is like 95% (and that's being conservative).
     
  12. professorlamp

    professorlamp I are Joe

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    couldn't hear the difference, WHATS THE DIFFERENCE!?
     
  13. Erik Monsonis

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    They sound absolutely the same to my ears, so, I don't know what's this all about :lol:
     
  14. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    All will be revealed in time :p
     
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    What, you want more people to come in and say they can't hear anything either? :lol:
     
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    i liked #2 better.

    #1 the guitars just sounded a db louder or something. #2 they were flatter and less overbearing.
     
  17. professorlamp

    professorlamp I are Joe

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    Marcus, as if you stopped your old account on 19,999 :lol:
     
  18. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    WHAT! how dare you question my thinking, you pathetic noob newcomer with your pathetic postcount





    oh, wait a sec........... :lol:



    edit: what I'm looking for is to get a significant enough body of responses so as to avoid statistical anomalies to some extent.
     
  19. Habsburgs

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    Posts: 19,999 :cry: WHY !
     
  20. Dalinkwent48@aim.com

    Dalinkwent48@aim.com Be Creative, Get Laid

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    the only thing im noticing is the kick in #2 has more low end

    ....and Marcus, what the hellllll mannnn?

    I demand that Lasse merge his 2 names together and force the 20k
     

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