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Re: The quality of sound on Bluetooth over ear headphones

Hamit Campos
 

Hi. Yes sir Darron was absolutely right. So pay attention to people talking about sound stage. That’s the problem for the topic at hand. As to the frequency responce though yes the 40 something KHZ ones can go way way higher then the other ones. But no human not even a baby can hear up there. I’m surprised they don’t have the high rez logo on them cause they would be considered high rez. But yes sound stage is your friend here. Where possible I’d go to best Buy or something and talk with someone. Hell even Wal-Mart will do. Ask someone there. Man those guys are getting into everything. They now even have the Audio-Technica ATH M50X monitoring headphones. I was surprised cause that’s recording studio gear. But any who yes look for and ask about sound stage.

On Dec 19, 2020, at 8:23 AM, Yusuf Osman <yusuf.osman@yusufosman.org.uk> wrote:

Hi all, I hope I can explain the issue I'm having in a way that makes sense.

Currently I have 2 different kinds of Bluetooth headphones. The first is a Plantronics Backbeat Pro but as I can't find the purchase information I can't be sure. I think I bought them in 2016. The sound quality is great, I would describe it as really open and when I'm playing games the field is really open. By that I mean I am usually able to distinguish between near left and far left, or the left that is close to being directly ahead and the left closer to behind. The second is a pair of CORSAIR VIRTUOSO WIRELESS RGB SE. I find the sound on this less open. When playing a game everything sounds like it is in-front even if it isn't. Yet looking at the specifications, and trying to compare, even though I can't quite get the same stats for both, the Plantronics frequency response is 20 to 20,000 HZ with 40 MM drivers and the Corsair frequency response is 20 HZ to 40,000 KHZ Impedance: 32 Ohms at 2.5 kHz
Sensitivity: 109 dB (± 3 dB) And Drivers: Custom 50 mm neodymium, matched pairs.

Now I'll be completely honest and say that I don't understand most of these figures. I do know that the frequency range describes what sounds the headphones are capable of producing from lowest to highest. It seems to me that in purely statistics the Corsair are better and yet to my ears the sound coming from them is narrower, which is I guess why I'm not getting proper spacial information when playing games. When listening to music - I've used a version of Beethoven's 5th symphony for comparison - the sound from the Corsair is similarly enclosed.

The 2 headphones are differently connected to the PC, the Corsair uses a 2.4 GHZ dongle as I purchased them specifically for use with Teams and Zoom as I couldn't get my Plantronics to connect via standard Bluetooth. I've not made any changes to the default settings via Apps for either of them. I've never needed to for the Plantronics and having looked today at the Corsair software, iCue is not accessible with Jaws2020 being filled with a lot of unlabelled buttons.

Can anyone explain the difference in what I'm hearing and tell me what I need to look for in a pair of headphones to get a more open sound for both music/drama and games?

You might well be asking if I like the Plantronics so much why am I looking for something else? The answer is the quality of the material is not that great. For the past year I'd say bits of the material covering the top of the headphones, the part connecting the 2 ear cups have been flaking away, as has bits of the material around the ear cups. This happened with my previous Plantronics as well. I think they should last more than 3 years without bits falling off.
Cheers
Yusuf





Re: The quality of sound on Bluetooth over ear headphones

Darran Ross
 

Hi Yusuf.

In very basic terms, I think what you're looking for in your headphone is a good or wide sound stage.

When checking out reviews I reckon this is the term you should listen out for. The wider the sound stage the easier it will be for you to achieve the type of sound environment your after.

I've no doubt that you will receive much better and technical replies, but basically its sound stage that is responsible for the effect you mention.

Darran


The quality of sound on Bluetooth over ear headphones

Yusuf Osman
 

Hi all, I hope I can explain the issue I'm having in a way that makes sense.

Currently I have 2 different kinds of Bluetooth headphones. The first is a Plantronics Backbeat Pro but as I can't find the purchase information I can't be sure. I think I bought them in 2016. The sound quality is great, I would describe it as really open and when I'm playing games the field is really open. By that I mean I am usually able to distinguish between near left and far left, or the left that is close to being directly ahead and the left closer to behind. The second is a pair of CORSAIR VIRTUOSO WIRELESS RGB SE. I find the sound on this less open. When playing a game everything sounds like it is in-front even if it isn't. Yet looking at the specifications, and trying to compare, even though I can't quite get the same stats for both, the Plantronics frequency response is 20 to 20,000 HZ with 40 MM drivers and the Corsair frequency response is 20 HZ to 40,000 KHZ Impedance: 32 Ohms at 2.5 kHz
Sensitivity: 109 dB (± 3 dB) And Drivers: Custom 50 mm neodymium, matched pairs.

Now I'll be completely honest and say that I don't understand most of these figures. I do know that the frequency range describes what sounds the headphones are capable of producing from lowest to highest. It seems to me that in purely statistics the Corsair are better and yet to my ears the sound coming from them is narrower, which is I guess why I'm not getting proper spacial information when playing games. When listening to music - I've used a version of Beethoven's 5th symphony for comparison - the sound from the Corsair is similarly enclosed.

The 2 headphones are differently connected to the PC, the Corsair uses a 2.4 GHZ dongle as I purchased them specifically for use with Teams and Zoom as I couldn't get my Plantronics to connect via standard Bluetooth. I've not made any changes to the default settings via Apps for either of them. I've never needed to for the Plantronics and having looked today at the Corsair software, iCue is not accessible with Jaws2020 being filled with a lot of unlabelled buttons.

Can anyone explain the difference in what I'm hearing and tell me what I need to look for in a pair of headphones to get a more open sound for both music/drama and games?

You might well be asking if I like the Plantronics so much why am I looking for something else? The answer is the quality of the material is not that great. For the past year I'd say bits of the material covering the top of the headphones, the part connecting the 2 ear cups have been flaking away, as has bits of the material around the ear cups. This happened with my previous Plantronics as well. I think they should last more than 3 years without bits falling off.
Cheers
Yusuf


Problem Making an ISO from WAV with Ultra-ISO

Steve Matzura
 

I have two folders of WAV-format files, signed 16-bit, 44.1khz. One folder I can use to make the ISO image--it's actually a pair of files, one .BIN, one .CUE--the other folder, Ultra-ISO says the files are neither WAV nor MP3. But they are real WAV files. Every program I've used to play or test them tells me so. What could be different about these two folders full of supposed WAV files that Ultra-ISO is looking at and complaining about? And if Ultra-ISO isn't the best tool for the job, what is?


Multimedia Player

Andrea Sherry
 

Just broke my system and need name of playeer that was suggested by a member of this list.

So far as I can remember the name is something line pod64 or such.

Can anyone assist please.

Andrrea


Re: decent optical switch?

Joe Paton
 

go here for information on the best value audio optical switches.
It may send you in the right direction.
https://www.rightisbest.com/best-optical-audio-switch-on-amazon.html
Other than that, find a way to anchor your cables so that there is no
strain on the sockets, instead on the points of anchorage.

thanks.


Re: decent optical switch?

goshawk on horseback
 

thanks, but unfortunately I didn't. well to be fair, I found the usual Cyp suspect, and yes I did find one other one, but it was at the really cheep and cheerful end, and details on it were a bit lacking.

Simon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Paton" <joe@vi-ability.org.uk>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] decent optical switch?


take a look at the cpc farnell site simon. You'll find exactly what you
want and more.
,
https://cpc.farnell.com/


Re: decent optical switch?

Joe Paton
 

take a look at the cpc farnell site simon. You'll find exactly what you
want and more.
,
https://cpc.farnell.com/


decent optical switch?

goshawk on horseback
 

hello all,
does anyone know of a really decent 3 input or more optical/toslink switch?
the only ones I can find seem to be those from Lindy or Cyp, which both seem to be the same, just with a different name on them. and whilst the specs on them look decent, the actual build quality is very lightweight and plasticky, which has caused me 2 issues, as follows:
1, because they are so light and have no real body to them, when using decent but heavy optical cables, the weight of the cables tends to pull the switch off of where ever it is placed.
and 2, so far, I have had at least 3 of these in the past, (the 4way version), and with out acception, they have only lasted about 6 weeks max before they go wrong, at a guess because I would say that again, the weight of the decent cables is too much for the rubbish build of the sockets on the switch.

Simon


goldwave question, removing patterns of audio

David Mehler
 

Hello,

I've got a goldwave inquiry. I've got an audio track that is in a flac
format. It's got periodic music throughout mostly between sections of
audio. It's music and it's the same pattern throughout the file. What
i'd like to know is can I select said audio once the first time I hear
it and set goldwave to find all other occurrences of said audio and
remove it?

Thanks.
Dave.


Re: DM-720 Question

Tom Kaufman
 

Howard: No problem; in the back of my mind, I knew that there was something about being able to just put the DM-720 into the USB port of my computer; just couldn't make it all make sense! I don't do this type of stuff enough to engrain it into my memory--sigh! But thanks for your input!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 7:24 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

Sorry Tom, I thought the 720 would be like the 420, 520, and 620. Guess
again, huh?


On 12/1/2020 6:16 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Tim: Thank you...yeah; that was exactly what I was looking for! I knew
that thing popped out, but was bound and determined that you had to still
put a cord in there...although something was remembering something about
putting the machine into the USB port of the computer! Yep; that did the
trick! Thanks much! Hopefully the next time I have a project like this,
I'll not go looking for cords to try to fit the DM-720!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim
Noonan
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 6:56 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Cc: Tim Noonan <tim@timnoonan.com.au>
Subject: The USB is built-in and extends: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

Hi,

The usb plug is internal to the dm720.

With the display to the top and in front of you, there is a protruding slide
button which you need to press and push down. Doing this will extrude the
plug, and the dm720 can then be directly plugged into your USB port.

Hope this helps.

Tim

Tim Noonan
Consultant Speaker Coach

Phone: +61 419 779 669
Email: tim@timnoonan.com.au
Skype: TimNoonan
Twitter: @TimNoonan

Speaking, Coaching & Consulting: www.timnoonan.com.au
Voice Readings: www.voicereadings.com

On 2 Dec 2020, at 10:45 am, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Howard and list: Still no soap; I know I have done this before, for I have
some files on my computer that I have used this machine to record with;
still...there apparently seems to be no way to do this! What is it I'm
missing here? A friend said that it's on the bottom of the machine
but...danged if I see anything that you can plug in there! Sorry for being
dense; I KNOW this has been done before...and I did it! But for some
strange reason, none of the cords I have tried seem to fit!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard
Traxler
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 6:36 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

The little end of the cord goes into the female plug in the center of
the very bottom of the olympus, I'm guessing. It only goes in one way;
don't force it.


On 12/1/2020 4:35 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Hello list: I am attempting to transfer a file from my Olympus 720 to the
computer; my sticking point is that I apparently cannot remember where the
plug is that comes out of the DM-720 is; the one where you plug the cord
into.then you of course plug the other end to the port of the computer!
Can
someone please refresh my memory as to what exactly goes where? I know
this
can be done; I know I have the right type of cord! However am just not
finding the place where that dang cord fits into! It's been a long time
since I've transferred any files from the DS-720 to my computer that I
have
just forgotten what goes where and where goes what! Help greatly
appreciated!

Tom Kaufman



























DM-720 Question

Howard Traxler
 

Sorry Tom, I thought the 720 would be like the 420, 520, and 620. Guess again, huh?

On 12/1/2020 6:16 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Tim: Thank you...yeah; that was exactly what I was looking for! I knew
that thing popped out, but was bound and determined that you had to still
put a cord in there...although something was remembering something about
putting the machine into the USB port of the computer! Yep; that did the
trick! Thanks much! Hopefully the next time I have a project like this,
I'll not go looking for cords to try to fit the DM-720!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim
Noonan
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 6:56 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Cc: Tim Noonan <tim@timnoonan.com.au>
Subject: The USB is built-in and extends: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

Hi,

The usb plug is internal to the dm720.

With the display to the top and in front of you, there is a protruding slide
button which you need to press and push down. Doing this will extrude the
plug, and the dm720 can then be directly plugged into your USB port.

Hope this helps.

Tim

Tim Noonan
Consultant Speaker Coach

Phone: +61 419 779 669
Email: tim@timnoonan.com.au
Skype: TimNoonan
Twitter: @TimNoonan

Speaking, Coaching & Consulting: www.timnoonan.com.au
Voice Readings: www.voicereadings.com

On 2 Dec 2020, at 10:45 am, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Howard and list: Still no soap; I know I have done this before, for I have
some files on my computer that I have used this machine to record with;
still...there apparently seems to be no way to do this! What is it I'm
missing here? A friend said that it's on the bottom of the machine
but...danged if I see anything that you can plug in there! Sorry for being
dense; I KNOW this has been done before...and I did it! But for some
strange reason, none of the cords I have tried seem to fit!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard
Traxler
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 6:36 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

The little end of the cord goes into the female plug in the center of
the very bottom of the olympus, I'm guessing. It only goes in one way;
don't force it.


On 12/1/2020 4:35 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Hello list: I am attempting to transfer a file from my Olympus 720 to the
computer; my sticking point is that I apparently cannot remember where the
plug is that comes out of the DM-720 is; the one where you plug the cord
into.then you of course plug the other end to the port of the computer!
Can
someone please refresh my memory as to what exactly goes where? I know
this
can be done; I know I have the right type of cord! However am just not
finding the place where that dang cord fits into! It's been a long time
since I've transferred any files from the DS-720 to my computer that I
have
just forgotten what goes where and where goes what! Help greatly
appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


























Re: The USB is built-in and extends: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

Tom Kaufman
 

Tim: Thank you...yeah; that was exactly what I was looking for! I knew
that thing popped out, but was bound and determined that you had to still
put a cord in there...although something was remembering something about
putting the machine into the USB port of the computer! Yep; that did the
trick! Thanks much! Hopefully the next time I have a project like this,
I'll not go looking for cords to try to fit the DM-720!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim
Noonan
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 6:56 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Cc: Tim Noonan <tim@timnoonan.com.au>
Subject: The USB is built-in and extends: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

Hi,

The usb plug is internal to the dm720.

With the display to the top and in front of you, there is a protruding slide
button which you need to press and push down. Doing this will extrude the
plug, and the dm720 can then be directly plugged into your USB port.

Hope this helps.

Tim

Tim Noonan
Consultant Speaker Coach

Phone: +61 419 779 669
Email: tim@timnoonan.com.au
Skype: TimNoonan
Twitter: @TimNoonan

Speaking, Coaching & Consulting: www.timnoonan.com.au
Voice Readings: www.voicereadings.com

On 2 Dec 2020, at 10:45 am, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Howard and list: Still no soap; I know I have done this before, for I have
some files on my computer that I have used this machine to record with;
still...there apparently seems to be no way to do this! What is it I'm
missing here? A friend said that it's on the bottom of the machine
but...danged if I see anything that you can plug in there! Sorry for being
dense; I KNOW this has been done before...and I did it! But for some
strange reason, none of the cords I have tried seem to fit!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard
Traxler
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 6:36 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

The little end of the cord goes into the female plug in the center of
the very bottom of the olympus, I'm guessing. It only goes in one way;
don't force it.


On 12/1/2020 4:35 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Hello list: I am attempting to transfer a file from my Olympus 720 to the
computer; my sticking point is that I apparently cannot remember where the
plug is that comes out of the DM-720 is; the one where you plug the cord
into.then you of course plug the other end to the port of the computer!
Can
someone please refresh my memory as to what exactly goes where? I know
this
can be done; I know I have the right type of cord! However am just not
finding the place where that dang cord fits into! It's been a long time
since I've transferred any files from the DS-720 to my computer that I
have
just forgotten what goes where and where goes what! Help greatly
appreciated!

Tom Kaufman






The USB is built-in and extends: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

Tim Noonan
 

Hi,

The usb plug is internal to the dm720.

With the display to the top and in front of you, there is a protruding slide button which you need to press and push down. Doing this will extrude the plug, and the dm720 can then be directly plugged into your USB port.

Hope this helps.

Tim

Tim Noonan
Consultant Speaker Coach

Phone: +61 419 779 669
Email: tim@timnoonan.com.au
Skype: TimNoonan
Twitter: @TimNoonan

Speaking, Coaching & Consulting: www.timnoonan.com.au
Voice Readings: www.voicereadings.com

On 2 Dec 2020, at 10:45 am, Tom Kaufman <tomcat53@comcast.net> wrote:

Howard and list: Still no soap; I know I have done this before, for I have some files on my computer that I have used this machine to record with; still...there apparently seems to be no way to do this! What is it I'm missing here? A friend said that it's on the bottom of the machine but...danged if I see anything that you can plug in there! Sorry for being dense; I KNOW this has been done before...and I did it! But for some strange reason, none of the cords I have tried seem to fit!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 6:36 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

The little end of the cord goes into the female plug in the center of
the very bottom of the olympus, I'm guessing. It only goes in one way;
don't force it.


On 12/1/2020 4:35 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Hello list: I am attempting to transfer a file from my Olympus 720 to the
computer; my sticking point is that I apparently cannot remember where the
plug is that comes out of the DM-720 is; the one where you plug the cord
into.then you of course plug the other end to the port of the computer! Can
someone please refresh my memory as to what exactly goes where? I know this
can be done; I know I have the right type of cord! However am just not
finding the place where that dang cord fits into! It's been a long time
since I've transferred any files from the DS-720 to my computer that I have
just forgotten what goes where and where goes what! Help greatly
appreciated!

Tom Kaufman






Re: DM-720 Question

Tom Kaufman
 

Howard and list: Still no soap; I know I have done this before, for I have some files on my computer that I have used this machine to record with; still...there apparently seems to be no way to do this! What is it I'm missing here? A friend said that it's on the bottom of the machine but...danged if I see anything that you can plug in there! Sorry for being dense; I KNOW this has been done before...and I did it! But for some strange reason, none of the cords I have tried seem to fit!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2020 6:36 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] DM-720 Question

The little end of the cord goes into the female plug in the center of
the very bottom of the olympus, I'm guessing. It only goes in one way;
don't force it.


On 12/1/2020 4:35 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Hello list: I am attempting to transfer a file from my Olympus 720 to the
computer; my sticking point is that I apparently cannot remember where the
plug is that comes out of the DM-720 is; the one where you plug the cord
into.then you of course plug the other end to the port of the computer! Can
someone please refresh my memory as to what exactly goes where? I know this
can be done; I know I have the right type of cord! However am just not
finding the place where that dang cord fits into! It's been a long time
since I've transferred any files from the DS-720 to my computer that I have
just forgotten what goes where and where goes what! Help greatly
appreciated!

Tom Kaufman






Re: DM-720 Question

Howard Traxler
 

The little end of the cord goes into the female plug in the center of the very bottom of the olympus, I'm guessing.  It only goes in one way; don't force it.

On 12/1/2020 4:35 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Hello list: I am attempting to transfer a file from my Olympus 720 to the
computer; my sticking point is that I apparently cannot remember where the
plug is that comes out of the DM-720 is; the one where you plug the cord
into.then you of course plug the other end to the port of the computer! Can
someone please refresh my memory as to what exactly goes where? I know this
can be done; I know I have the right type of cord! However am just not
finding the place where that dang cord fits into! It's been a long time
since I've transferred any files from the DS-720 to my computer that I have
just forgotten what goes where and where goes what! Help greatly
appreciated!

Tom Kaufman





DM-720 Question

Tom Kaufman
 

Hello list: I am attempting to transfer a file from my Olympus 720 to the
computer; my sticking point is that I apparently cannot remember where the
plug is that comes out of the DM-720 is; the one where you plug the cord
into.then you of course plug the other end to the port of the computer! Can
someone please refresh my memory as to what exactly goes where? I know this
can be done; I know I have the right type of cord! However am just not
finding the place where that dang cord fits into! It's been a long time
since I've transferred any files from the DS-720 to my computer that I have
just forgotten what goes where and where goes what! Help greatly
appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Sony's digital Walkman

Hamit Campos
 

Hi there friends. Have any of you tried Sony's new Walkman? I put digital
Walkman in the subject line to clarify that it's a digital player now not a
tape player. Or CD player like the Diskman. Any who, it can play HD files on
it's own memory off an micro SD card and even off your PC over WIFI. Thing
is I haven't heard anything about accessibility and I mean basic easy to use
accessibility. Because I totally doubt the thing talks. Infact I'm sure it
doesn't. I had also looked into Neal Young's Pono player which is gone now.
But Leo Laporte himself told me he suspected it would be hard for the blind
to use.


Playback of external files on Zoom recorders

Hamit Campos
 

Hay there friends. Whilst writing up my own review of the H6 on Sweetwater's
site I red some of the other reviews. I saw that 1 other person was
disappointed like I was that the H6 wouldn't play anything WAV or MP3 that
wasn't recorded on it. I forget what other recorders they had and that they
said would play stuff. What have you all found? Is this true for the H5 as
well? A real shame because I bet the H6 would be an awesome player could it
play other files. I told Zoom as much as well. How about the F recorders?
Are they the same where anything you didn't record on them won't play? Again
shame shame on Zoom because I bet those would be glorious players.


Ccue Points

Andrea Sherry
 

I have some mp3 files with cue points embeded. They are for chapter names.

I wish to separate and wonder how this can be done.

Have tried auto cue with Goldwave but no success.

Any ideas?

Andrea

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