(Sound only) Apple Veris Windows

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Djleighton

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I have a question about sound between Apple and Windows, I use a laptop for djing, the run system is windows 7. I have heard people talk about the Apple sound technology. In my every day job I run a water and sewer system and we use a window based program to find hidden water leaks, there is a new program that uses an Apple Ipad and they claim it's because of the better sound. Does Apple have a big difference in sound technology?

Any help would be great as both programs are around the same price. Never really used Apple but that's not a deal closer for me I can learn:cool:
 

Mark Evans

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You really want to use a pro audio card with either laptop. That wing said I have used both systems straight from the headphone jack out to my board and do hear a difference between the 2 but it is not that significant. iPad audio out is actually pretty good but again using a pro audio card is what you want to use.
 

Djleighton

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You really want to use a pro audio card with either laptop. That wing said I have used both systems straight from the headphone jack out to my board and do hear a difference between the 2 but it is not that significant. iPad audio out is actually pretty good but again using a pro audio card is what you want to use.
Thanks Mark, I do use a pro audio card when doing djing. This apple ipad is for at my work looking for water leaks underground and the company said they are using the ipad and apple sound because of the better sound technology. They claim it's a lot better is this so? and if so why?

Thanks again....
 

djlurch

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I have a hard time believing that the sound quality of an iPad is noticeably better than an average PC laptop. When I say average, I'm not including the $399 junk that you'll find at Walmart or Best Buy.

For my main DJ setup I've always used an external sound card. For ceremonies I've used the iPad numerous times and it sounds just fine to me.

I would be interested in seeing some links comparing the sound quality of Apple to other hardware.
 

NickyB

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I personally doubt that the human ear could distinguish any real differences much less subtle differences. Besides, everyone's hearing will be different. I suppose if you were to connect them in a lab environment using a signal generator and a spectrum analyzer, you might "see" some differences but hear it with your ears .....not likely unless you're blessed with perfect pitch.
 

DJ_Xtreme00

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I don't think its Apple vs Windows. I think it's more of what they are using for sound cards. Use the same sound card of them and I doubt anyone would be able to tell the difference.
 

Djleighton

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Thanks all, Nicky B... you are close to what we are doing the ipad gets a reading from two ground mic's that sits on a water valve listens to the sound of flowing water and hears if there's a leak some place in the pipe... really cool to see work. So we are not using our ears to hear with it's all done in the computer and gives us a chart reading and footage to where the leak is.

Jim
 

Conanski

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Windows and Apple OS are software programs and have very little effect on the sound quality of a particular device, it's the hardware inside the box that has the most effect. Apple has always been known for higher quality audio hardware in their devices but it's debatable if it's significantly better than what's found in a modern Windows laptop or tablet and it's definitely not superior to what is produced with an outboard sound card, so overall I think management at your workplace was sold a big pile of BS but if the product works and is easy to use then it's not a total loss.
 
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