Hi-Fi Audio As Fast As Possible

People who are serious about sound often swear by high-fidelity, or hi-fi, audio equipment. Here’s a look at what goes into a hi-fi setup.

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34 thoughts on “Hi-Fi Audio As Fast As Possible

  • would that mean ~dubstep or any other electronic music would sound more Hi-Fi played digitally than on vinyl. (p.s I like vinyl but until I dedicate a room to records and buy a pair of Magnepan 20.7's my P.A large enough to gig with will be better.) Also I got the Sennheiser BTNC 4.50 headphones and they're awesome. Would absolutely recommend.

  • Do you have this friend who spends thousands of dollars on computer equipement, and then spend their days sitting in the corner, cluttching their dual-ti's and ramble on about minimizing input-lag and FPS above 60? What is this "high-end computer" concept?

    Man, fuck you and your Razer headset bruh. :*

  • Hey Linus can you make a video on amplifier and problems problems related to it when it comes to make a low cost high fidelity amplifier

  • Hi fi audio is not generalized to as close to the original as possible. That is an enormous generalization. People like different types of sounds, for example, tube vs transistor amplification, open or closed back headphones, frequency response, among so many other things. Good sound is extremely subjective.

    Except for beats don't buy beats

  • No mention of DSP??? Come on mate… it’s possibly the number one thing you should have been discussing when differentiating between HiFi and consumer audio. Also RIAA preamplification standard for vinyl vs cd standard audio

  • Basically do you want one song on your CD or MP3 player that takes up all the space on the CD which gives you lossless sounds High Fidelity hi-fi there's also someone have to do with the encoding you need really good speakers really good amplifier to get that High Fidelity basically it all comes down to how much money you got and the knowledge it takes and you have to have really good ears so basically MP3 format can get you almost there but not entirely think of it as a studio system look how much money they put out for a system to record music they have a high fidelity system money money money 😎🙄🤓

  • My system currently has some interference that sometimes plays through the speakers when no music is playing.
    It's a really weird interference because it sounds like a laser gun. Every so often I'll hear a "pew, pew.. pew", and then nothing again. It's kind of annoying, but kind of fun at the same time. It's like some mini people are having a space war inside my speakers.

  • I came to the conclusion about 30 years ago that most people's ears are not good enough to recognise high quality audio. I hear every change I make in any part of my system. Every part of your system is critical – stands, equipment, cables, room. Cables make a notable difference and are vital. Uncompressed FLAC is very clearly much better than compressed 320kB MP3. I worship hifi and have an immense music library. I have spent substantial amounts of money over the last 3 decades but I enjoy every moment of it. I listen to music for many hours every day. When you get to a level that you are discovering new basslines/extra drums/additional backing singers then you are doing it right. When you just have to listen to that one more track then you are doing it right. When it makes you cry you are doing it right. Music is life.

  • If you have good hearing and good ears, YES it's worth it. If your hearing and ears suck, for lack of better terms (my sister is hard of hearing) it isn't going to matter as much. My stereo stuff is from 1962-1980 and nothing after compares to any of it. (except the low end analog, then yes, new stuff can compare)

  • Some of the cables can have huge impact on the sound quality, not just slight impact. But I guess you said slight to avoid fights over cable impact on sound in the comments section.

  • Well actually according to your definition of Hi-fi then the moment you even mention tubes then it isn't hi-fi anymore, because tubes are there to alter the sound to make it sound for example warmer which some people enjoy. So hi-fi isn't just about making it sound as realistic as possible and how the signal is, because that is more the job if studio monitors. Hi-fi is also about making the signal sound good. But I guess going into this is rather nitpicky for 99% of people watching this.

  • What I gained from this is that Hi-fi is as close to the original recording as possible also known as sounding neutral. The bass tends to not be as heavy as it is on a normal pair of headphones amongst other things I don't understand but somehow make a difference.

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