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Subject: RE: Archos firmware sound vs Rockbox

RE: Archos firmware sound vs Rockbox

From: Binder, David <>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 14:09:18 -0400

I don't know about any else, but did anyone notice that the volume he used
to test this was 88? 88????? I have an AJB6000 and if I have the volume over
70, it'll fry my ears!! Maybe that has something to do with rockbox handling
distortion (there gotta be distortion at 88 big time) vs how archos handles

Just a (LOOOOUUUD) thought ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From: André Rübel []
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 1:38 AM
Subject: Re: Archos firmware sound vs Rockbox

"Andreas Stemmer" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> Perhaps the archos firmware does some distortion protection if there are
> too strong bass and loudness settings. If you use the same volume
> setting on both firmwares, does rockbox sound louder?
> Perhaps a "scientific" sound test could help: recording the output of
> both firmwares to do a real a/b compare and some frequency analysis
> perhaps...
> Andreas Stemmer

You're maybe right, that Archos changes internally settings, but I don't
think that it is worth to spend much effort in to find out.
One has to use the right headphones anyway.
I think that this is not a problem at all (and I did not want to say that in
my previous post). The rockbox developers should not spend time in this
issue. It works and sounds wonderful, the way it is.

Many thanks to the rockbox team for all their great work that they are doing
for all of us.

Received on 2003-05-16

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