Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Sound quality with Rockbox
Re: Sound quality with Rockbox
From: George Styles <george_at_ripnet.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:12:42 -0000
Could we not just record sections using a PC with a high lossless recording,
and compare the recordings of Archos vs Rockbox firmware??? we could even
factor in software to do the double blind test... (for those of us with no
i also have the subjective idea that the Archos sounds slightly better, but
I have not experimented with the various settings etc. it may be something
as simple as the default loudness setting...
what do u mean by digital distortion? do you mean a buffer overload, or are
you scaling the MP3 data somehow so its clipping?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Björn Stenberg" <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: Sound quality with Rockbox
> Infoman: Joerg Boehmert wrote:
> > Can it be that the sound is better with the original Archos firmware
> > with the Rockbox-firmware?
> Maybe. Opinions vary widely. Some people say Rockbox has much better
quality than Archos, some say the opposite.
> > Am I beeing audiophile or paranoid? :-)
> That's easy to test, with the help of a friend's archos (same model) and
> - Boot one with Archos and one with Rockbox
> - Plug both units into your stereo system
> - Set both units' sound settings to "flat"
> - Set yourself with your back towards the stereo, or cover your eyes
> - Have your friend play 10-30 seconds music segments from the units. He
should not predictably switch units between segments and also not tell you
when he switches.
> If you can consistently tell which segments are played with Rockbox, then
yes there is a difference and we'd like to know about it.
> So far I haven't heard of anybody doing a serious test like this. I would
be very interested in the result.
Received on 2002-12-09