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Jon Myles review is rubbish again .

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He has record of writing rubbish. All other reviews in magazine have supporting measurements, but he’s never do. I wonder if he gets to keep his review sample. 

How can 2 identical rips be different. Surely identical means same.

March 2019 Edition of Hi-FI World.

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Jon Myles checks out Melco's audiophile N100 storage drive – and their D100 CD drive that delivers hig

 

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Bignose5 said:

He has record of writing rubbish.

This should read “He has a record of writing rubbish”

40 minutes ago, Bignose5 said:

All other reviews in magazine have supporting measurements, but he’s never do.

This should read, “All other reviews in the magazine have supporting measurements, but his never do.”

40 minutes ago, Bignose5 said:

How can 2 identical rips be different.

How can two identical rips be different?.

40 minutes ago, Bignose5 said:

Surely identical means same.

Surely identical means the same.

Must try harder. :whistle:

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24 minutes ago, Bignose5 said:

That's helpful.

Not.

No :nup:, that should be "That is not helpful" :geek: .

I presume you are not aware of irony, or a rhetorical statement. c0520.gif

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Thought moderators were meant to be helpful not  condescending pricks.

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Guess who's back... Reg is back... I claim my £5 What Records voucher ;) 

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5 minutes ago, orbscure said:

Guess who's back... Reg is back... I claim my £5 What Records voucher ;) 

5 minutes ago, orbscure said:

Guess who's back... Reg is back... I claim my £5 What Records voucher ;) 

So you keep saying!

Who the hell is Reg ?

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23 minutes ago, Bignose5 said:

Thought moderators were meant to be helpful not  condescending pricks.

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1 hour ago, BeeRay said:

Who is Jon Myles anyway?

Was he not a one hit wonder from the early eighties ? Music is my First love I think it was called . Or maybe that was someone else .

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Perhaps the OP could have told us where to find Jon Myles' review, what he was reviewing, and why he thinks that that review, and others by Myles, are rubbish. As it stands, he posted a stream of bile, then got upset because someone teased him.

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I tried to paste the artical a few times it was there but not showing.

Asked why it's not showing ?and I get should try harder.

Its in the March 2019 edition of this.

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Jon Myles checks out Melco's audiophile N100 storage drive – and their D100 CD drive that delivers hig

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4 hours ago, Guzziboy said:

Perhaps the OP could have told us where to find Jon Myles' review, what he was reviewing, and why he thinks that that review, and others by Myles, are rubbish. As it stands, he posted a stream of bile, then got upset because someone teased him.

You need to get out more if you think that's a stream of bile.:brick:

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From curiosity, I read the article the OP alluded to and I'm flabbergasted by its content.

Firstly, it is not by the Rebel John Miles who had a hit with Music and won the "Outstanding Musical Achievement" award at the 2017 Progressive Music Awards, and whose albums I enjoy very much, but a HiFi journalist called Jon Myles who makes some extraordinary claims for magical mystery products in HFW. The review in question is for a CD ripper by a company called Melco. If he is to be believed then I shall consider taking up alchemy again as I was so close to turning lead in to gold. 

Mr Myles uses a Melco D100 VD disc ripper and charges cynics (of which I confess to be one) with pointing out that ripping a CD is simply replicating 1s and 0s (which it is as illustrated in this code project - click) and something even a MacBook Air can do at an adequate quality (which if armed which any decent USB attached CD drive and a program such as dBPowerAmp, XLD or even iTunes, it can certainly do - I take it by adequate Mr Myles means as near perfect as a Secure Accurate rip can manage). He then claims he had a real revelation when ripping CDs through the D100 VD and transferring them to his Melco N100 via USB. "The air and space that this opened up was palpable" He was struck by how much more Charlie Mingus's bass sounded. He could hear every pluck of every string with a force that ordinary CD rips do not bring across, He claims the Melco D100 VD eliminated haziness some other rippers can add (well none of mine do that Jon and yes I do have that very CD

Oh well it takes all sorts, but unfortunately somebody will read this and believe the Melco D100 VD in some way rips better than the aforementioned MB Air or their PC etc., It misleads those who do not have an IT background, possibly into buying a product they don't need. As the OP says, most reviews in HFW are accompanied with measurements to support subjective assessments, but Mr Myles's reviews never seem to be afforded such accompaniments. He nor HFW is by any means alone in slipping in to the realms of fantasy, but some objectivity in HiFi reviews would be good and. dare I say, useful.

Personally, I feel subjective reviews of HiFi or music are pointless. They are merely opinion. I really dislike music player controls that display reviews as strangely I believe when listening to music I'm capable of deciding if I like it or not without so called expert assistance. Thankfully Roon now lets its users disable this feature: giving an option is the best idea as some may like the editorial content and not share my views. 

HFW is not a bad magazine. I would commend Mr Keywood in HFW for calling out companies who make poor products. Reviewers rarely do this, I suspect for fear of losing advertising revenue or not being sent further kit to review. He will tell you if a product is seriously flawed, which as a consumer is always something I like to know.   

One dark dismal day when I had nothing better to do and the rain was pouring down, I compared the PCM data from rips made by various programs on PC and Mac with different software and some prepared on a Naim UnitiServe. These were bit identical. It mattered not whether they were WAV or FLAC or AIFF or ALAC, the musical content was the same. I now use XLD Secure Ripper to rip everything and double check with dBPowerAmp's PerfectTunes, if it passes those tests I assume it is as good as it gets. I do not see any need for a specialist ripping drive that costs nearly £1,000 no matter how well made it is. Of course, this does not mean somebody who wants one should not buy, but I feel HFW should make readers aware that a consumer can achieve equal and possibly better results (I have no idea if Melco uses any form secure ripping) with the drive they already have in their computer. 

A HiFi magazine definitely should not conclude that the only way to enjoy Charlie Mingus's fine bass is procure an expensive device to rip off the CD. In my opinion, of course. 

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