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    Hi y'all,

    So me and my pal came up with an idea about testing our own " streaming system " and see which is better, but yeah ofc, there can only be one variable, otherwise the test wouldn't be fair, no?
    we decided to only change the streamer/player in each test, well luckily, my friend who happens to be an ultimate PC Hi-Fi fanatic, so the test itself which became rather easy haha, equipment-wise for sure.

    Last Sunday, we were just chilling in my living room and chitchatting, he said he wanted to listen to some new modern pop song, so I played Shiver by Ed Sheeran, and he said the dynamics don't seem quite enough, I was like what the heck do you mean, and he said his system could present more details in the music than mine, anyways, so I brought my streamer over to his place, and would like to have a competition hahaha.

    As I mentioned, he's a PC Hi-Fi dude, so he's done a lot modifications and all that upgrade stuff to his PC, so he used USB port to connect to his DAC and the rest to play the same song, Shiver by Ed, well truth to be told, I also thought the dynamics weren't quite sufficient as well lol, ofc he said my perception was biased bc he judged my system first, thus, we both agreed to play some more complicated tracks, like classic genre or something, however, both of us aren't that much of a elegant music admirer I'd say, which I sincerely hope you guys can share some nice songs with me!!!

    BTW, we both played TIDAL via Roon, the only difference is just he used PC, I used Munich M1T, no network switch or linear power supply attached.


  • #2
    What about: YELLO (with Till Brönner) TILL TOMORROW.......


    • preston8452
      preston8452 commented
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      Haha I was thinking about Hotel California though.

  • #3
    Maybe it's important that you know the song very well...
    so why not Hotel California....
    Voices are always good to hear differences.
    Have you tried Ricky Lee Jones ?


    • #4
      I was a bit disappointed with Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' CD when I played it through my new CDA2 Mk2 through my SCM150asl speakers. The CDA2 revealed the dynamics were a bit squashed and the souhnd was overly processed - thanks ATC

      But I agree with Ricky Lee Jones - particularly Pop Pop. Try Fleetwood Mac. Some of their earlier recordings are drop dead brilliant for demo/test music. Also that old chestnut - Jazz at the Pawn Shop. If you have your system set up right, you can hear the engineer ride the gain tryig to get the levels right during the first minute or so of the album. The actula recording isn't too bad either.


      • #5
        Don't forget some solo piano. I like Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations. Also some Mahler - try Simon Rattle's interpretation of Symphony No.2


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