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Various Artist - Dr.Chesky/The Ultimate Headphone Demonstration + Test (2014)

19-01-2016, 07:43
Music | Instrumental

Title: The Ultimate Headphone Demonstration Disc + Test
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Chesky Records
Genre: Instrumental, Miscellaneous, Binaural
Quality: WAV, Flac, FLAC 192/24(Lossless tracks)
Total Time: 1:30:00
Total Size: 500/408MB/3.03Gb (+booklet)

There’s no doubt about it; we’re living in the Golden Age of Headphone Design. At every price
category, headphones have never sounded better. I’ve heard more than a few $10 in-ears that
were pretty respectable, lots of mid-priced winners, and a couple of $5,000 state of the art,
full-size beauties that blew my mind. Today’s best headphones are higher resolution devices
than the finest $100,000 speakers. You can hear superior detailing and clarity from headphones
and typical room acoustic problems with speakers are completely eliminated. With the best
headphones you hear what the microphones “heard,” and nothing else.
Of course a stellar headphone can’t make a poor quality recording sound great, so if you want
to hear your headphones’ full potential you have to listen to the best recordings. Now sure,
sound quality is a matter of taste, but I prefer recordings that sound as much like the real thing
as possible. In other words, recordings free of compression, peak limiting, equalization, digital
reverberation, Auto-Tune, or any studio processing tricks. That describes the sound of every
Chesky recording ever made. They’re always pure and natural. We’ve included an assortment
of the latest Chesky recordings to show off the best of what your headphones can do.
We’ve all gotten used to hearing music mixed and mastered to sound consistently loud, so a
whisper quiet vocal is as loud as a scream. The uncompressed music tracks on this sampler
retain their natural soft-to-loud dynamics, so you’ll probably have to turn up the volume on
your phone or amplifier a notch or two from your normal listening level to enjoy the music’s
full dynamic range.

Over the last few years Chesky Records has used a B&K 4100 D Binaural “head” that has
microphones where the head’s “ears” would be. That one B&K is the only mic present at the
sessions; no other mics are used to pick up individual instruments or voices. These Chesky
Binaural+ recordings can also be enjoyed over stereo speakers.
In addition to the music tracks we have included a selection of tracks that can test your headphone’s
dynamic range and imaging capabilities. Bear in mind that Binaural+’s 360 degree spatial cues
will sound very different on in-ear, on-ear, and over-the-ear headphones. With the best headphones
you will experience an “ear-witness” perspective; you hear what the binaural head heard at the
session, exactly. There’s no after the fact mixing or alteration to the balance. There can’t be, as
it’s a live to two-track recording. So if you own a bunch of headphones, check out how different
they sound on the music and test tracks. You might be surprised by what you hear.
Soft-to-loud dynamic range compression is often cited as the #1 problem affecting sound quality
on nearly all contemporary recordings, and I have to agree. Sadly, few music lovers have ever
heard uncompressed recordings. Dynamic range compression is unrelated to lossy data
compression formats like MP3 or Dolby Digital. No, I’m referring to dynamic range compression,
the intentional squashing of the naturally occurring soft-to loud dynamics of voices and
instruments. That’s why we’ve included a series of test tracks that demonstrate the musically
disastrous effects of compression. For each group of dynamic range tests you’ll first hear the
music in its natural, uncompressed state, followed by the very same track with a moderate
amount of compression, and then one more time with a maximally compressed and peak limited
sound mix. The differences are far from subtle; it’s a shame that few artists ever release their
music in an uncompressed, or even only a mildly compressed version. Once the original sound
has been compressed, it can never sound completely natural. Steve Guttenberg, February, 2014


01-When the Saints Go Marching In.flac
02-Don't You.flac
03-This Little Light of Mine.flac
04-Three For All.flac
05-Las Perlas de tu Boca.flac
06-Ben's Farm in Vermont.flac
07-Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.flac
10-Transcendental Tripping.flac
11-Wa Wa Wa.flac
13-Rock and Roll.flac
14-Test Tracks Introduction.flac
15-Four Surround Voices _ Announcement.flac
16-Four Surround Voices _ Test.flac
17-Front, Rear Voices _ Announcement.flac
18-Front, Rear Voices _ Test.flac
19-Drum and Bell_ Walk Around the Mic _ Announcement.flac
20-Drum and Bell_ Walk around the Mic _ Test.flac
21-Shaker_ Walk Around the Mic _ Announcement.flac
22-Shaker_ Walk Around the Mic _ Announcement.flac
23-Height_ Center Shaker _ Announcement.flac
24-Height_ Center Shaker _ Test.flac
25-Height_ Left Channel Shaker _ Announcement.flac
26-Height_ Left Channel _ Test.flac
27-Height_ Right Channel Shaker _ Announcement.flac
28-Height_ Right Channel _ Test.flac
29-Height_ Center Bell _ Announcement.flac
30-Height_ Center Bell _ Test.flac
31-Height_ Left Channel Bell _ Announcement.flac
32-Height_ Left Channel Bell _ Test.flac
33-Height_ Right Channel Bell_ Announcement.flac
34-Height_ Right Channel Bell_ Test.flac
35-Voice_ Dynamic Range Uncompressed _ Announcement.flac
36-Voice_ Dynamic Range Uncompressed _ Test.flac
37-Voice_ Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed _ Announcement.flac
38-Voice_ Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed _ Test.flac
39-Voice_ Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed _ Announcement.flac
40-Voice_ Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed _ Test.flac
41-Cymbal_ Dynamic Range Uncompressed _ Announcement.flac
42-Cymbal_ Dynamic Range Uncompressed _ Test.flac
43-Cymbal_ Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed _ Announcement.flac
44-Cymbal_ Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed _ Test.flac
45-Cymbal_ Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed _ Announcement.flac
46-Cymbal_ Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed _ Test.flac
47-Drum Kit_ Dynamic Range Uncompressed _ Announcement.flac
48-Drum Kit_ Dynamic Range Uncompressed _ Test.flac
49-Drum Kit_ Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed _ Announcement.flac
50-Drum Kit_ Dynamic Range Mildly Compressed _ Test.flac
51-Drum Kit_ Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed _ Announcement.flac
52-Drum Kit_ Dynamic Range Heavily Compressed _ Test.flac
53-Heart Beat Tracks.flac
54-Shake, Rattle, and Roll _ Announcement.flac
55-Shake, Rattle, and Roll _ Test.flac
56-Pink Noise _ Announcement.flac
57-Pink Noise _ Mono.flac
58-Pink Noise _ Stereo.flac
59-Pink Noise _ Mono + Stereo.flac

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willheim   User Online   19 January 2016 08:02

Thanks for the upload. Any chance of Uploaded or Nitroflare links?

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