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Original recording of Traffic's The low spark of high heeled boys — good sound quality?

This isn't an album or track I know, so I ermm… borrowed a version off the interwebz for some comparison. You're right the version you have is 'warm'… in fact it's so warm it sounds like it melted ;) ...
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Why do computers not use USB for loudspeakers and headphones?

For many years, I have been frustrated by how flimsy the audio cables from my headphones and loudspeakers are. They don't use USB, but some sort of analogue audio standard plug. I can't tell you how ...
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Does virgin vinyl sound different than recycled vinyl?

I was the person who answered the other “Virgin Vinyl” question so I will bring a flavour of that answer to this question. There is quite a good page on Wikipedia about “Gramophone Records” in which ...
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Why do computers not use USB for loudspeakers and headphones?

Modern soundcards have optical audio out in addition to the historic 3.5mm audio jacks. There are also desktop speakers that support optical as an input, for example the Logitech Z625 Powerful THX ...
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Improving Sound Quality for Music - Headphone Amp?

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And it's particularly true for audio. If the recording, or its encoding, or the DAC, or the headphone, is of bad quality, it won't make a difference to ...
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Does virgin vinyl sound different than recycled vinyl?

Yes. Virgin vinyl is better. Recycled vinyl was often made from records they didn't even bother taking the labels off of. You could SEE little pieces of label embedded in the vinyl. It absolutely made ...
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