Over the years, PC audio has made great strides. A decent sound card is good value for money. As we all know, audiophiles spend a lot of money in the pursuit of excellent audio, but there are limitations. Audiophile SSD? Grab the tin foil cap.
Tom’s hardware Caught our attention Audiophile style forum, The developer proudly showcased the 1TB NVMe SSD, which has been optimized to provide improved 3D sound and “dynamic sound that other SSDs currently cannot provide or are even close to.” Yes. Of course. right.
The specifications of the drive look good. There is a capacity of 1TB or 333GB in pSLC mode, which is said to make miracles happen. There is an external clock oscillator, Audionote capacitors, enhanced PCB copper isolation, gold-plated connectors, and even an external 5V power input. If we deal with analog signals, it all sounds good. Paying attention to electronic details usually improves analog sound quality, although it may not be the case in terms of physical storage. There are other more influential parts between the SSD and your ears.
The problem with this concept is that the SSD stores binary data, which is stored in the form of 1s and 0s. Before these 1s and 0s reach the audio processing part of the PC or DAC, these 1s and 0s should not experience any interference or change, where they are converted to analog. That is the area where electronic components affect the fidelity of audio. By then, the impact of SSD is irrelevant. Since the storage medium is obviously so important, I wonder if audiophiles will consider a CD with a manufacturing cost of 10 cents when putting it in a $2,000 CD player?
It is interesting to read some comments from users on the enthusiast-style forums, they really believe that their ears can detect the difference between this SSD and ordinary consumer drives. I want to know if the blind audio test will show the same information? Confirm that the deviation is at its best.
I actually consider myself a bit of an audio lover. A set of high-quality speakers is a real investment. I have a set of Klipsch Reference speakers. I have used them for more than ten years. Each of the approximately $5,000 I spent on them is worth the money. But my computer is connected to the Rotel amplifier through S/PDIF, so the impact of this SSD on the sound of my speakers is completely zero.
We just need to laugh at the absurdity of enthusiast SSDs.There is no information about the price, but certainly not close to this 10,000 USD Ethernet cable. Or will it? People with too much money will buy it. A fool and his money soon separated.