What is it about the audio in old radio or TV broadcasts that makes them identifiable as "old"? [more inside]
When I'm on the (cell) phone with another person, and I'm not able to hear what they are saying clearly, I get stuck. For persistent low-quality voice calls (i.e. when "can you talk a little louder" isn't the solution and "can you repeat that?" doesn't help), what can I do or say that doesn't make me look like an incompetent, impatient jerk? [more inside]
I'm attempting to watch the season premiere of Doctor Who, but the sound quality is SO muddy. I have this TV. Can I fix it via the settings? How? [more inside]
Why does the audio I'm ripping from YouTube sound so weird when I play it through my car's speakers? [more inside]
More and more bands these days are releasing their albums on vinyl, which I think is really cool. However, isn't most recording these days digital? In that case, does the vinyl copy provide any auditory advantage? [more inside]
mp3playerfilter: what's the mp3 player that gives the best quality sound? [more inside]
How does one achieve the best sound quality when connecting ipod/iphone directly to stereo? [more inside]
Cell phone recommendation: All I'm looking for is the best sound quality and a clock that is easily readable without opening the phone. I'm on AT&T. [more inside]
I have tapes of interviews that I'm paying to have transcribed. Some interviews were done in public places and have background noise. I'll be charged more for those. Unless I can somehow get the background noise off the MP3s.... [more inside]
HomeRecordingFilter. Of course, I'm recording an album at home. I'm already using a Rode NT1A mic, but I want to get the effect of a vocal coming through and old radio. I understand that I can fiddle with the EQ controls in CoolEdit (I mean, Adobe Audition...) and emulate the desired effect, but does anyone have any more tips to get the vintage wireless sound? While I'm at it - does anyone have any home recording tips in general?
I am looking to purchase a portable personal audio device. I have researched MP3 players, which are the expensive side for the amount of storage I would like, and the Mini-Disc players, which seem to come with buggy software. Also, I have had a hard time finding any articles that do a good job of describing the sound quality of Mini-Discs. I don't want to spend more than $150. Can anyone recommend one over the other? Had any experience with both?