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Subject: Re: Archos firmware sound vs Rockbox
From: Andr Rbel (
Date: 2003-05-16

"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.


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