Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Windows My new phone arrived today: a blue HTC 8X, running Windows Phone 8. As a huge Windows Phone fan put off by several persistent issues in Windows Phone 7.x, I'm basically giving this platform another shot, and in this day and age such a second chance doesn't come cheap: the 8X is 539 EUR, after all. Here's a few quick first impressions after less than a day of use.
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RE[3]: Beats Audio
by zima on Sat 17th Nov 2012 04:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Beats Audio"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Because the producers of music do such a poor job.

Loudness War?... (though it's by design; and EQ can't help much with its effects)

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RE[4]: Beats Audio
by Carewolf on Sun 18th Nov 2012 23:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Beats Audio"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

You can always normalize the audio. It will not reintroduce dynamic range, but it can ensure you don't get blasted when changing from an uncompressed to a compressed sample.

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RE[5]: Beats Audio
by zima on Sun 18th Nov 2012 23:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Beats Audio"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well yeah, Replaygain would be always a good idea when listening to a diverse playlist, Loudness War or not... (though it's not foolproof, after all it can't "perceive" loudness quite the way we do)

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