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#12 - going from records to mp3 is like going from 10-ply to bark.  [+] (28 replies) 01/16/2015 on Ron Swanson -22
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#27 - pitchdark (01/16/2015) [-]
mp3 files can actually have decent quality. No reason to have better for a lot of songs out there. I use flac files on my phone, though.
#26 - klowserpok (01/16/2015) [-]
For sound quality? Yeah, records sound better..
For the convenience of actually being able to listen to all your music, everywhere? Fuck no.
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#22 - ljxjlos (01/16/2015) [-]
No matter what you say, you still can´t take a recordplayer everywhere.
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#53 - szymonf (01/16/2015) [-]
Ron Swanson is a man who cherish' the end product of hard work, craftsmanship and ingenuity. He believes that the best things take time to be properly made. He wouldn't downgrade to MP3 for those reasons. I just assumed, with PaR being so popular, more people would understand why I made that comment.

Wish I knew how to reply to more then on comment right now
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#56 - katiamanagen (01/16/2015) [-]
>>#15, click on the comment ## it adds it
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#55 - szymonf (01/16/2015) [-]
pitchdark klowserpok chucknorrisvsmrt cordsofowls rumsmuggler listerthepessimist katiamanagen kairyuka
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#54 - ljxjlos (01/16/2015) [-]
just mention the others that you want to read it.
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#19 - ChuckNorrisVsMRT (01/16/2015) [-]
Generally analog has a more natural sound but is typically more distorted due to being able to be physically distorted by it's environment where as it's pretty hard to fuck up something like a file. It's also common for people to listen to really low quality music, not like bad music but actual low bitrate i think it's a bitrate idk im kinda high and tired like low quality sound where way higher is available.
#17 - cordsofowls (01/16/2015) [-]
Vinyl actually has much more distortion than digital, and high bitrate MP3s are indistinguishable from lossless digital formats.

Additionally, since most songs nowadays are mastered digitally, most new vinyl is just a bad copy of the digital file anyway, so you don't gain anything but distortion by listening to the vinyl.
#45 - rumsmuggler (01/16/2015) [-]
MP3 will never achieve quality of lossless compression because of time and frequency masking effects used in MP3, but in normal conditions (normal price-range headphones without FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC or SLS MP4, pre-amp, amp and other stuff) you're right. Most people won't notice the difference. The biggest is in staging the song as whole...MP3 has (in my opinion) more flat sound...like if the band was standing exactly in one place. Lossless format has more space-y feeling to me.

Analog audio will technically never get beaten. Analog signal is distorted only by recording circuitry etc. Digital has this distortion + Modulation errors. Although the analog recording gets worn off from over-playing the casette, vinyl etc...
#88 - cordsofowls (01/17/2015) [-]
High bitrate MP3s may never be "bit perfect" reproductions, but they can be indistinguishable i.e. you CAN'T tell a difference. ABX testing has already proven this.
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#38 - listerthepessimist (01/16/2015) [-]
bloody hell, Doge let himself go
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#15 - katiamanagen (01/16/2015) [-]
found the hipster
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#28 - pitchdark (01/16/2015) [-]
If you care for sound, have good headphones, etc... mp3 files won't do. Most people who comment on this aren't hipsters as far as I've seen, just music enthusiasts.

If you care for quality, but not file-size, flac is the way to go.
#29 - anon (01/16/2015) [-]
But the thing with records vs mp3 is practicality. Ya nothing weird about listening to records at home, but when you want to go out and still listen to music, dragging the entire record player is impractical, the outside isn't the best place for the player (especially where my winters are -30c), and it's going to inconvenience others.

No one is going to say records aren't quality, but hipsters are going to act like you need one to listen to music even though Mp3 players are far easier in public.
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#30 - pitchdark (01/16/2015) [-]
That's why I mentioned flac files. Top quality that you take with you. Don't know if all mp3 players or phones can play flac.
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#40 - Kairyuka (01/16/2015) [-]
But lossless FLAC is just way too heavy for most portable devices, at least when you have as much music as I do. I do prefer 499kbps variable bitrate OGG Vorbis though, it's just a bit better than 320kbps mp3
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#42 - pitchdark (01/16/2015) [-]
I have several micro sd cards I can change, and usually only keep 500 songs on my phone at once, and not all of them are flac. I know what you mean, though. There's a lot of different solutions. For me flac + qc15 is the best, but for others the commitment is just stupid and pointless.
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#43 - Kairyuka (01/16/2015) [-]
It also depends, since I don't yet own all the cds I'd like to own (shit's hard to get in Denmark). So some times I have to deal with shitty mp3s from torrent sites and it sucks.
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#48 - pitchdark (01/16/2015) [-]
mp3 quality varies a lot, though. I've heard mp3 files I'm comfortable with having on m phone, and some that sound like you use a phone speaker from 10 years ago.

For getting files, I'm really lucky. My father has a huge collection of the few bands he listen to, so I have access to everything by Pink Floyd for instance. I also got access to hundreds of CDs and LPs from some family friends. Still have to get a lot myself, though.
There's something magical about lossless quality music.
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#49 - Kairyuka (01/16/2015) [-]
Indeed, but it's my experience that you absolutely can't trust any other ripper than yourself
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#51 - pitchdark (01/16/2015) [-]
That is true. Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to do a lot of that lately, so making my library grow is tedious work.
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#52 - Kairyuka (01/16/2015) [-]
I haven't expanded my music collection lately (in terms of CDs). These days I don't even listen to much of my collection honestly
#32 - anon (01/16/2015) [-]
Never heard of flac files, guess I'm a little stupid but what are they compared to mp3? And do you know what phones can use them? I have an iPhone, but I'm changing to something else in October (plan will be up) because iTunes went full Nazi on my music, even deleted songs I uploaded from a CD.
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#34 - pitchdark (01/16/2015) [-]
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec and is pretty self explanatory. Sound quality is generally better than that you find on YouTube, if you have good source files. I know my old Sansa mp3 player supports flac, as well as LG G3 and Tesla Model S. There are several apps on Android that support flac if needed. Don't know what more supports flac, but here's a list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hardware_and_software_that_supports_FLAC

After using common music files, like mp3, for a while. Listening to flac files on decent headphones is eargasmic.
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#35 - DoktorHax (01/16/2015) [-]
The s-series automatically supports flac. At the very least from 3 onwards.
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#16 - szymonf (01/16/2015) [-]
caring doesn't mean hipster.
#31 - anon (01/16/2015) [-]
But you don't sound like you're "caring", you sound like you're comparing two music types that are made for different pros and cons. Ya records are better quality, but you really expect someone to carry a player around everywhere?

Going from records to mp3 is more like going from a great computer rig to a laptop, the downgrade in quality can be made up for mobility.
#39 - 2 out of 3 cancers are simply genetic "bad-luck". …  [+] (4 replies) 01/16/2015 on Smoking kills... 0
#42 - comradewinter (01/16/2015) [-]
So let me get this straight: You seriously imply smoking isn't bad? Let's break it down:


- Unhealthy (To a varying degree. Many get cancer, others just fuck up their lungs.)
- Expensive
- Time consuming (Assuming you spend 5 minutes walking outside and smoke, and you're a 20-a-day, it's over an hour and 40 minutes doing nothing.
- Considered negative in social groups
- Restricted, meaning you will have a shit time on a plane etc.
- Gives you yellow teeth and fingers
- Bad breath
- Probably a shit ton I forgot


- You get to be edgy

Are there still people claiming smoking isn't a bad thing, let alone glorify it? Smoking is worse than being a 300 pound whale health-wise, and probably less expensive.
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#48 - sepheroth (01/22/2015) [-]
I get to be edgy?! Fuck yeah!
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#43 - szymonf (01/16/2015) [-]
did you stop after the first three words?

"Yes smoking is TERRIBLE "
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#40 - szymonf (01/16/2015) [-]
when Jerk-Off was three
not the grandfather
#84 - Picture 01/15/2015 on Freedom. -2
#80 - nobody cares. it's a stock photo with text on it  [+] (3 replies) 01/15/2015 on Freedom. -3
#82 - tazze (01/15/2015) [-]
gee, chill, bro you're pretty rude for a canadian
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#136 - Lainge (01/16/2015) [-]
Why are you telling him to chill when you're the one sperging out over incorrect use of your maymays?
#84 - szymonf (01/15/2015) [-]