Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

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Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

Post by FairPlayMotty » 2020-01-24 22:59

The following two clips are from the same Hakai. One is recorded from a USB 2.0 slot on the Gigabyte board, the other is from the USB slot on the Elfidelity USB Isolation Card (£33). Which do you prefer?

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OKZwx ... mzHSZVrRAW
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OG9pF ... JV4XC7O6xD

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Re: Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

Post by Whatsmynaim » 2020-01-25 00:14

For what it's worth. I like the 2nd clip best.

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Re: Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

Post by Lego » 2020-01-25 00:29

Second one sounds miles ahead
I know that tune

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Re: Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

Post by teatime » 2020-01-25 02:10

I'm skeptical of test music without rhythm, but yeah.. I think I prefer clip#2 too.

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Re: Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

Post by Tendaberry » 2020-01-25 11:29

You hear a lot more of the emotion in her voice coming through in the second one.

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Re: Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

Post by V.A.MKD » 2020-01-25 16:07

First Clip ...
Music First ...
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Re: Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

Post by OscarH » 2020-01-25 16:24

I liked the second clip best, as did my daughter.

(Though I have to admit I often get confused by a slight shimmer in the high frequencies which I suspect represent the individual recording’s quality rather than the music played)

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