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Old 09-03-2005, 04:57 PM   #11
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Neither. I use foobar2000.



With a GOOD sound card *and* speaker set up (seriously... it'* not good because it'* big name or big "output", it'* good because it is), the quality difference for me between Winamp and foobar is profound. Everything sounds compressed with Winamp. And WMP.
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With a GOOD sound card *and* speaker set up (seriously... it'* not good because it'* big name or big "output", it'* good because it is), the quality difference for me between Winamp and foobar is profound. Everything sounds compressed with Winamp. And WMP.
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link me, ill give it a run.
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http://www.foobar2000.org/

The interface is quite plain, but I like the simplicity. Randomizer isn't the greatest (it likes to repeat tracks too often), but I'm willing to trade that for audio quality.
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tried foobar2000, not really impressed to tell you the truth. it is very simple, easy to use, using even less resources than winamp, but the only differance i noticed is that winamp was better because of the equalizer, especially when you know the sound you want. but i would recommend foobar for those with not so fast computers, or just love simplicity.
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foobar has the equalizer.

Foobar2000 --> Preferences --> DSP Manager: Take "Equalizer" from the available DSP'* to Active DSP'*.

Then hit "Equalizer" right under the DSP Manager section. Bingo. No presets to choose from, so you do have to know what you're doing to tweak it.

Like I said, the big quality difference will probably only be really noticed if you have a top notch audio setup. Otherwise, Winamp will do.
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foobar has the equalizer.

Foobar2000 --> Preferences --> DSP Manager: Take "Equalizer" from the available DSP'* to Active DSP'*.

Then hit "Equalizer" right under the DSP Manager section. Bingo. No presets to choose from, so you do have to know what you're doing to tweak it.

Like I said, the big quality difference will probably only be really noticed if you have a top notch audio setup. Otherwise, Winamp will do.
agreed, my sound card doenst have the umph to back it up.
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What sound card you running. I am running sound blaster live hooked in to me 6.1 amp connected digtal I could not notice the difference in the sound either of them. Actual sound real depends on what format you are use wav(the best,but takes up lot of space),ogg(good no one really uses),acc (or it tunes format)/wmp format I think both sound about the same, then mp3(doesn't sound as good,but no secruty easy to find,midi(that has lot to do with the grade of your sound card, no voice,very small size)
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just some generic Sound Blaster PCI. nothing to brag about.
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Soundard: Chaintech AV-710 2.1
Speakers: Altec Lansing MX5021 2.1 speakers


About as good as it gets for a 2.1 setup, apparently. Basically, I noticed the difference when listening to the same (generally 192kbps) MP3 file back to back in either program. Winamp playback just sounds like it'* more compressed.
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