> From: Twomey_Mark at emc.com [mailto:Twomey_Mark at emc.com]
>> Speaker quality is usually crap anyhow,
> I measure
> everything on the headphone clarity scale. If the music has a
> richer texture
> with headphones then your usually onto a winner.
I find the best way to test playback quality is to listen to music with a
set of well-recoded minimally-processed drums, such as on Mogwai's Come On
Die Young. If the cymbals and hi-hats haven't dissolved into mush and you
can hear the timbre of the bass, you're onto a winner.
> That reminds me, playback under DirectSound is dire how the hell do MS
> market Windows as a "MultiMedia" platform, music pops and
I presume they define "multimedia" as "more than one medium"; quality is not
addressed. Of course, the machine, the sound card and the drivers all have
a bearing on this.
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