That's a very narrow view of digital streaming though, I can listen all day long and not involve a PC or my phone for more than 5 minutes if I felt like it, with or without an internet connection.
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The alternative digital streams are convenient, sound good, but I found that using my iPod Touch I need it wired up otherwise the battery drops in about two hours. If I use online streaming, then I'm at the mercy of my network provider or ISP. If I stream on the move - say using Tune in Radio or Spotify - my battery on my phone will be dead in around two hours. Maybe three at a great big push. That's not the fault of Tune-in, or Spotify, but it's a "feature" of most smartphones that their battery sucks. I listen to music a lot, all day if I can, so what good this great new technology that's pretty skank after a half day running it?
So "no-nonsense" hifi? No, plenty of nonsense still Richard! Just new-tech nonsense!
You want battery then you have to pay for it in weight. Easy fix though.
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But sufficiently big for you to call me names and, effectively a liar, on more than one occasion. I don't much like that.
Take a look at my posts here.......
This is from the 6th June, other examples are available.
And from here........
An early version of the guest list for the function I mentioned.
I called you names? I called you a liar? I commented on the fact you specifically picked - within a hair's breadth - of my post to comment back and the nature of your reply's content. It's kind of your MO from what I can gather on here. You're great at putting your opinion/experience ahead of others. You've done it on posts about speakers where you reiterated your suggestion on the same page about three posts on from a couple of others that followed yours recently and you put your own experience higher than most others.
You'll need to excuse me but I don't really care about your guest list. Or what you posted before. It's incidental. Some of us were talking about actives, for example, about five years ago on here. Others were talking about different formats and brands ages ago.
I dunno Dave; bigging up your credentials and putting down a lot of the other guys on here - either their comments, what they buy, what they like or the advice they give... but most of us are intelligent here already thanks: some are well qualified, some are long standing hobbyists, others just pop in from time to time. Some of their comments annoy you and it's not "hi-fi".
Some people do know better than others, you're right, but it's "how" they put it across. You should check out some of Barry Diament's posts on the Steve Hoffman forum; the former mastering engineer for Atlantic Records is one smart guy, but courteous with it. A very fine example in how it probably should be done.
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We do so many shows in a row,
And these towns all look the same,
We just pass the time in our hotel room
And wander 'round backstage,
Till the lights come up, and we hear that crowd,
And we remember why we came.
I don't use a PC for any streaming LHC; I can use my Touch via the ATV3, it's if I use it independently of a wired connection it'll go in three. Spotify can drop, stick, crash. Take your pick - my phone - as I said - will last up to three hours. When the manufacturers pitch their products as being a viable means to access streaming service, then it's a fair criticism to apply. New technologies give us great benefits. Battery longevity however, isn't one of them...
While I'll happily disagree that the £400+ I might cough up for a new Samsung or more for an Apple special should at the very least get me two days use without having to watch the last bar disappearing from view by midway through day one, this Mophie thing looks brilliant. They're doing them on heavy discount on Amazon too just now and the hefty external battery is currently sitting for the 9600mAH model at £30 from £100.
I've an Android phone (Motorla Atrix, 1st version) so this might be a handy option. Cheers Paul.
EDIT: My error, the heavy discounts are on the models produced by Anker. They're well reviewed too by the looks of things.
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I think you've missed my point, I can listen all day long without the reliance on anything with a battery OR a PC. Streaming from a phone as a main source of audio is just, frankly, bizarre to my mind. So inconvenient for exactly the reasons you mention and completely unnecessary.
We have a local pub that is, shall we say, eccentric in an old fashioned sort of way.
Real ale, real cider and perry, serious belgian beer, Private eye and Terry Pratchet on the counter for a little light reading.
The first time I visited, about 10 months ago now, the sound system was playing Joy Division, live. This I thought is cool.
The other night was a fair selection of Aztec Camera, 'tis such a small step to Billy MacKenzie.
I love my music and I love my hi-fi, they are not at all the same thing.
I don't understand why some people just can't understand that.
That sounds like fun.
While I love the sound quality, convienence and flexibility of digital music files they do miss out on some of the joys that physical media brings. Even more so with LP's.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
You may find this thread interesting.
Thanks for the link, some interesting posts.
Sadly there are also far to many posts from those setting out their positions on the 'cool wall' which is what I find particularly tedious.
It has become almost a 'point of honour' to disparage serious hi-fi and stories of 'trained' musucians and 'real' music lovers listening on a portable radio (Roberts naturally) abound, I'm just surprised that the neighbour hasn't popped in to say how 'nice' it sounds from next door.
The idea that you might actually enjoy hi-fi equipment, finding out about it, how it works, what works, what doesn't and all the rest and that this enjoyment is entirely separate from the pure enjoyment of music appears difficult for some to understand.
Edit. For spelling.
I don't miss the day of no nonsense HiFi because I decided to continue with the old days of listening to CD's and to ignore the new era of virtual
music files , Further more I converted all my loosless files to regular CD albums . I had a short bad experience with using a DAC which tend to add artifical coloration to the sound . Maybe you can achieve good results
if you have a very expensive DAC , very good interconnects between the DAC to the PC and between the DAC to the amp , good loosless files and a PC with very low harmonic distortion ... I don't argue with that, but isn't it simplier just to insert a CD to CDP and just press PLAY .. ?
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music files , Further more I converted all my loosless files to regular CD albums . I had a short bad experience with using a DAC which tend to add artifical coloration to the sound .
I don't see the connection between that and streaming media, that DAC would give you the same "issue" with a CD player. That problem has nothing to do with using "music files".
Not for me no, pick up the remote, add all files, press play, and I'm listening to the entire collection on shuffle or one CD or whatever I want to do. You don't have that convenience of choice, it's one album at a time for you, I hardly ever do that nowadays.
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