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Old 08-21-14, 07:37 AM
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Oh, yes - it's that time of year. Deep fried everything on a stick - Minnesota State Fair | 2014 New Foods
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I can tell (at least I think I can) a difference between when my iPhone is connected via wire vs. bluetooth. The Bluetooth for music sounds pretty crappy. Not so sure I can tell the difference between from connected iPhone and CD, but I have not tried it recently.

Aren't there some new digital music formats that are supposed to be better?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Most of the new ones have a bluetooth connection for such stuff - that and the radio is all that I use.
Yeah, my car is from the era between cassette and blutetooth. I have one that works off FM radio, but it's not as good.
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Oh, yes - it's that time of year. Deep fried everything on a stick - Minnesota State Fair | 2014 New Foods
I will not be going again this year. I get my fair share of fried things at the various county fairs and other outdoor events I attend. The State Fair is just too expensive for my tastes.
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There will not be a vinyl edition of this album. Sorry old coots.
How will you listen to it?
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Originally Posted by RPK79
I will not be going again this year. I get my fair share of fried things at the various county fairs and other outdoor events I attend. The State Fair is just too expensive for my tastes.
Wife wants to go. I am undecided. If we do go, it will be during the week as the crowds are stifling on the weekends.
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Originally Posted by Herbie53
I can tell (at least I think I can) a difference between when my iPhone is connected via wire vs. bluetooth. The Bluetooth for music sounds pretty crappy. Not so sure I can tell the difference between from connected iPhone and CD, but I have not tried it recently.
That will largely depend upon how the music on the iPhone was encoded.

Aren't there some new digital music formats that are supposed to be better?
It depends upon what you're comparing it to and what you mean by "better".
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In Heathpack's case, the guy somehow was able to get the tire on with wrong end of a lever, then couldn't use the inflator. Then was going to wander off, and leave her stranded. I don't think he needs to use tools ever again, as it won't end well. Not to mention the stuff I have seen. People can do some amazing things to their car, sometimes with just a set of slip joint pliers, and a screwdriver....

HEY! I resent the impl....... ah never mind.....
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Who uses discs anymore. That's like having a phonograph on the dashboard.
Well, I do. It fits how I listen better, though I do rip and stream at home.
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Your main problem would be making sure to include padding over the plastic . . . heavens knows what the combustibility potential might be if you scratched it.



I went midlife crisis last week on a rental. Lady starts walking me down to the Camry's and Nissans and I said "Whoa, whoa! Give me that red baby over there"! And so it was done and I had me my fun. For a few days, anyway.









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Originally Posted by Herbie53
I can tell (at least I think I can) a difference between when my iPhone is connected via wire vs. bluetooth. The Bluetooth for music sounds pretty crappy. Not so sure I can tell the difference between from connected iPhone and CD, but I have not tried it recently.

Aren't there some new digital music formats that are supposed to be better?
The quality of the BT receiver (and associated bits) does matter - some are very plainly better than others.

As far as digital music formats, it's all pretty much the same (with at least one notable exception) - you're just varying the bit depth and sampling rate. If you're using CD as a baseline, many (most?) people would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a 320kbps mp3 in blind test in an ideal situation (in front of a nice stereo in a good room). With the digital formats that surpass the CD baseline, it would, again, be very difficult for most to tell the difference even in an ideal situation. In the car, though, is far from an ideal situation - I've never heard a car system with anything near the spaciousness (which is one of my key triggers) that's possible with even a modest, but well set up, home system.

For me, in a car, once you have the frequency response range that you want, while being fairly neutral and distortion-free, everything else is spending a lot of money for little-to-no gain.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Most of the new ones have a bluetooth connection for such stuff - that and the radio is all that I use.
For some reason the radio sounds absolutely horrible on my car stereo. Not that it matters much since radio programming is mostly just as awful anyway.
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All other things equal, there's no way that I'd be able to tell the difference between a CD and a 320kbps or v0 mp3 in a car.
I don't think there's any question about it. Some of the detail you can hear is just not present in mp3 . . . at least to MY ears.
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I bet I can podium.
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I prefer talk radio in the car anyway.
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Originally Posted by RPK79
I will not be going again this year. I get my fair share of fried things at the various county fairs and other outdoor events I attend. The State Fair is just too expensive for my tastes.
Having been out of state for ten years, it's still something that we like to do once per year. It does get expensive, and neither of us is going to go hog-wild on the food front, which is why it's limited to only once. Oh, I do really like the craft beer building that popped up while we were away - that's one of the more appealing things at the fair for me.

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Wife wants to go. I am undecided. If we do go, it will be during the week as the crowds are stifling on the weekends.
Are you talking about the number of people or the girth of the people? It's the only place where I can eat a bunch of greasy **** and still feel relatively good about my self image.
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Because when you have a high-end audio system in your car, the CD sound quality kicks mp3 ass.

m4a too.
Jeeps (real Jeeps) are too noisy for high-end audio to make a difference.
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Mrs. rjones28 has a remedy for that in production now.

It will be available for digital download for all you cutting edge techno-geeks.

Reserve your high quality CD sound today!
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There will not be a vinyl edition of this album. Sorry old coots.
Uh oh folks, he's turned it up a notch.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Having been out of state for ten years, it's still something that we like to do once per year. It does get expensive, and neither of us is going to go hog-wild on the food front, which is why it's limited to only once. Oh, I do really like the craft beer building that popped up while we were away - that's one of the more appealing things at the fair for me.



Are you talking about the number of people or the girth of the people? It's the only place where I can eat a bunch of greasy **** and still feel relatively good about my self image.
Both.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How will you listen to it?
I have a CD player. Also, I will listen live - there are currently two concerts associated with this project.
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I don't think there's any question about it. Some of the detail you can hear is just not present in mp3 . . . at least to MY ears.
That's almost certainly either a problem with the encoding or the placebo effect.
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