Originally Posted by A9X-308
Not physically possible
Simpler answer: Expectation bias.
well not louder all the way around, i guess i should say the vocals and mids seem to be brought out more. as far as bass and treble i dont notice anything, i do think there may have been a slight increase in detail to the sound. the difference i am hearing is not a huge difference but i do hear one..
i found this J river audio player program where you can get bit perfect music, it sounds just like windows media player, but there is a crap load of stuff you can do with it. allot of it is junk IMO like adding surround sound and stuff like that, but you can change how many bits the player plays the music at, you can change to different outputs to get bit perfect audio..
like i said the sound is almost identical but when i put it in WASAPI output at 16 bits, i am having a really hard time noticing any difference, if anything the Jriver program in WASAPI might be the slightest bit cleaner ( i think, still not sure)
it has some awesome library organization and what not and 3D album view and what not. its verry cool but its a 50.00 program, it seems like it would be worth it great sound, bit perfect audio and cool features plus some junk features as well, but i am not sure i want to spend the money on that for the slightest little bit of cleaner sound i think i hear and cool looking ways to view your media, than again who knows, maybe ill buy it., i got the free trial you get all the features for a month or two or what ever it is.. so far i really like it but not sure its actually worth the money.
the only thing i have a issue with on my stereo now is some harshness in cymbals, some albums are bad, other albums they sound very smooth.. its got me wondering if its a lousy DAC or if its just the album, most albums have a bit of harshness to the big cymbal crashes especially, but besides that i am liking this new stereo more and more every day and i am very happy, i lived with that Denon DRA-397 and the energy C-200 book shelf speakers for 5 or 6 years and i was never quite happy but i was on a low budget when i got that stuff after it replaced some really nice stuff that went or was going bad. the new stereo is so much better it's not even funny, i am so glad i broke down and spent the money. getting the speakers on close out for 200.00 bucks each brand new in the box really sweetened the deal, i still have a hard time believing i got them that cheap