Reggie Watts Explains Why Records Sound Better | Joe Rogan


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  • Swetty Spaghtti
    Swetty Spaghtti  6 hours back

    Best version of music is...... live music. Dude just samples shit. Gay

    • Morgan Childs
      Morgan Childs  6 hours back

      This guy does not know anything about vinyl. Nothing. Zero.

      • Morgan Childs
        Morgan Childs  6 hours back

        "He presses play..."
        Two minutes later
        "What medium was it?"
        "It was vinyl."

        Um... nobody who listens to vinyl would ever say "presses play".

        • Morgan Childs
          Morgan Childs  6 hours back

          "I had this amazing experience where I can recall every single detail except for the album that was on or the musicians who played on the shit... nah, none of that matters, all that matters was that I was stoned and it sounded good." GTFOH.

          • Matthew Bryant
            Matthew Bryant  14 hours back

            Rick Rubin was mastering albums in someones car when he was making records out of Weinstein at nyu; he'd mix it, make a tape and go out to his friends car and listen and go back and tweek back in the dorm studio

            • Tim Armstrong
              Tim Armstrong  17 hours back

              Records sound better because you’re justifying the $26 you just blew.

              • Eric Widder
                Eric Widder  20 hours back

                I have a 2k Polk Audio system with 5.1 surround and an Onkyo receiver with a Stanton record player with a nice cartridge and needle on it. Unfortunately, you gotta put in the money for a good sound system if you want a record to be recognizably better than other digital formats. WORTH IT.

                • Heinzkitz Velvet
                  Heinzkitz Velvet  1 days back

                  Downloading Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debby {DSD LP rip file} right now. Gonna convert it to 24/192kHz FLAC file and check it out.

                  • Heinzkitz Velvet
                    Heinzkitz Velvet  1 days back

                    He mentioned FLAC files. Which are awesome, but, if you don't build those files yourself, usually from a DSD file ripped directly from vinyl, you have no control over bit/kHz rates.

                    I've taken to downloading DSD vinyl rip files, then converting them myself to 24/192kHz. Alas, I don't have a half million dollar HiFi. Just 14 LG Music Flow WiFi speakers all over the house and garage. They can accept that signal, how truly they are reproducing it, I'm certain, is never going to match anything of real quality. But, they're what I have and I really do enjoy listening to them. Especially the vinyl rips, because I get all the pops and cracks of vinyl, reproduced in digital form.

                    • Racerdew
                      Racerdew  2 days back

                      props to the music shop guy choosing bill evans to blow his friends minds!

                      • fretbuzz59
                        fretbuzz59  2 days back

                        Except that he didn't explain it AT ALL.

                        • Paul B
                          Paul B  2 days back

                          People in the comments using the word 'vinyls' really grinds my gears. Just like the people who say Legos. Grrrrrrrrr

                          • Axlerod Horowitz
                            Axlerod Horowitz  2 days back

                            YouTube video recommendation: Wavestream V8

                            I help build them in the 90s, the last pair of monoblocks sold a few years ago for $65K(a pair)

                            • xdarnokx
                              xdarnokx  2 days back

                              Hair is a spectrum!

                              • ROOKTABULA
                                ROOKTABULA  2 days back

                                Towers are just penis compensation gear for show offs. 2 primo bookshelf's and a matched, tunable sub if all you need

                                • KEVIN PIASTRA: COMEDIAN

                                  This is important.

                                  • Daniel Robichaud
                                    Daniel Robichaud  2 days back

                                    Everybody go read Katakoufte Noise
                                    's explanation in this thread of digital vs. analog sound quality. It sets the record (haaaa) straight on a number of things Reggie gets wrong here. Good info.

                                    • Not_My_Name
                                      Not_My_Name  2 days back

                                      Reggie has a coke nail.

                                      • Daveinet
                                        Daveinet  2 days back

                                        This is what you have when someone thinks they are an audiofile, but yet have no clue what they are talking about. His mind is playing tricks on him. Like the engineer who tweaks the EQ, gets it dialed in, and then realizes he grabbed the EQ on the wrong channel. You mind will make you think you are hearing what you expect to hear.

                                        Its a simple fact, vinyl has an enormous amount of modulated noise. The needle sliding against the plastic makes its own sound, which is then modulated by the waves cut into the surface. That is distortion. Tell yourself there is something special about vinyl and you will hear what you think. But if you actually listen, you can hear what is not in the original raw instruments, playing in a room.

                                        • Jim Battiston
                                          Jim Battiston  3 days back

                                          So Fucking COOL Joe one of your best podcasts. Music to my ears !!

                                          • Another Ideaman
                                            Another Ideaman  3 days back

                                            Bla de bla de bla bla

                                            • Vici Milen
                                              Vici Milen  3 days back

                                              Another video comment on the subject cited even the curve used for mastering vinyl thet makes it different from CD. It was written by a guy who earned his money on this. Not to mention that the vinyl is pressed in analogue, but the recording is made digitally. So this interview is bullshit. Also they didn't even know that it is Willson Audio and Alexandria is the model. Whatever. Oh-wow don't impresses me much when technical stuff is discussed. And Car audio has nothing to do with the enclosures of the speakers, rather with the positioning and with the background noise.

                                              • xburgos1
                                                xburgos1  3 days back

                                                Burn in is completely a true statement. Especially in electronics.
                                                Amazing interview

                                                • xburgos1
                                                  xburgos1  3 days back

                                                  Wilson audio and the owner recently dies, Mr Wilson is credited with bringing high end crazy expensive to The Audiophyle world.

                                                  • Francisco Gallardo
                                                    Francisco Gallardo  3 days back

                                                    I buy vinyl because I want to pass down my favorite music to my family after I pass someday. My Spotify playlists just wouldn't have the same feel. "Check my Spotify profile, Son"

                                                    • Bob Sacamano
                                                      Bob Sacamano  3 days back

                                                      The short answer to why vinyl sounds better is because of its dynamic range. Reggie was talking out his ass. He said vinyl sounds better because it is closer to what was mastered in the studio. That's not an explanation at all, just a tautology.

                                                      • Z W
                                                        Z W  3 days back

                                                        Joe is too stoned to move

                                                        • Tunti Turpaan
                                                          Tunti Turpaan  4 days back

                                                          Speakers and room acoustics matter a lot, the rest of the equipment not so much. Also vinyl is inferior compared to lossless digital formats as far as audio fidelity goes, but some people still prefer vinyl sound and the whole experience of collecting and handling something tangible rather than just bits on a device.

                                                          • Tunti Turpaan
                                                            Tunti Turpaan  3 days back

                                                            @alarmclockscreams Standard speaker cables can transfer the signal without introducing any audible distortion. Standard amplifiers can amplify the signal without introducing any audible distortion, as long as they have enough power to drive the speakers (which isn't much in most circumstances). What is it that you need high end cables and amplifiers for exactly? In order for them to sound any more warm or transparent or other such audio review confirmation bias adjective, they would have to modify the signal, i.e. introduce distortion, which would actually make them worse from audio purist point of view. The reason people are impressed when they go to a demo room and listen to a system is not because of the $10k amp or the $2k suspended speaker wires, it's because of the good room acoustics and quality speakers which have been carefully placed and angled correctly for the listening position.

                                                          • alarmclockscreams
                                                            alarmclockscreams  3 days back

                                                            Tunti Turpaan The amplifier and quality cables are also pretty important. If you have great speakers, the weakness of your other components will show. And certain records sound better than some digital recordings and vice versa depending on how they were mastered.

                                                        • Niall Newman
                                                          Niall Newman  4 days back

                                                          AAAIIII HAVE IT ALL!! 🤣

                                                          • Kermit
                                                            Kermit  4 days back

                                                            Yes there is a burn in period on all high quality speakers. Speakers are too stiff when new.

                                                            • Roach
                                                              Roach  4 days back

                                                              This was cool to watch, and I'm a big fan of vinyl records - but Reggie has it the wrong way round; digital isn't "the closest you can get to vinyl". You could argue that vinyl is "as close as you can get to digital" - I would disagree, but lossless digital recording allows the creation of bit-perfect exact copies of studio masters in a way no vinyl record could ever hope to achieve.

                                                              • James Patton
                                                                James Patton  4 days back

                                                                Engineering the machine to become invisible to the brilliant

                                                                • Don't Trend On Me
                                                                  Don't Trend On Me  4 days back

                                                                  They don’t

                                                                  • Nicholas Jordan
                                                                    Nicholas Jordan  4 days back

                                                                    1:54 - Marijowanna? Or MarryJoeRogan. It all makes sense now. Pot and Joe just go together like peas and carrots.

                                                                    • nate kilmer
                                                                      nate kilmer  4 days back

                                                                      The Model T Ford is the greatest car ever built because it used more analog parts. That's what you sound like.

                                                                      • nate kilmer
                                                                        nate kilmer  17 hours back

                                                                        @No No Virtually every modern car is made with computers and microcontrollers. Digital parts.

                                                                      • No No
                                                                        No No  18 hours back

                                                                        @nate kilmer Electricity powered doesn't mean it isn't analog. You have your concepts confused

                                                                      • nate kilmer
                                                                        nate kilmer  3 days back

                                                                        @No No Not a fan of Tesla?

                                                                      • No No
                                                                        No No  3 days back

                                                                        As opposed to those digital engines we use today

                                                                    • Андрей Андреев

                                                                      flac is better or the same as Records

                                                                      • Brian Blades
                                                                        Brian Blades  4 days back

                                                                        vinyl cant contain the amount of data that digital can. It's factually impossible for vinyl to ever sound 'better', because in reality it's actually always worse.

                                                                        • JyEm
                                                                          JyEm  4 days back

                                                                          Reggie is either speaking legit nonsense or legit sense. Fucking brilliant.

                                                                          • first Impression
                                                                            first Impression  4 days back

                                                                            Bulllllllshit. I remember the 1980s. There was only vinyl. I don´t remember ONE SINGLE MOTHERFUCKER going around and saying "oh, this is the best sound quality ever"!. Every fucking body complained about vinyl when it was the best we had...Now that we have MUCH BETTER digital technology pretensious people go "oh, vinyl is amazing" yeah sure of course your precious ears know the difference...It is like back in the vinyl days when some "experts" would claim "nothing compares to the sound of vacuum tubes"...GO FUCK YOURSELVES!

                                                                            • ®735337707™
                                                                              ®735337707™  4 days back

                                                                              Estelon speakers are the shit.

                                                                              • explosivo1980
                                                                                explosivo1980  4 days back

                                                                                I love how eager Reggie is to improvise and be silly

                                                                                • Anton Gregory
                                                                                  Anton Gregory  4 days back

                                                                                  I wonder what Death Metal sounds like on vinyl?

                                                                                  • Ryan Yusko
                                                                                    Ryan Yusko  2 days back

                                                                                    Anton Gregory sounds tight

                                                                                • Brian Villagomez
                                                                                  Brian Villagomez  4 days back

                                                                                  What are the names of the speakers that Jamie showed at the end?

                                                                                  • Bret Barkley
                                                                                    Bret Barkley  4 days back

                                                                                    Joe "ATM machine" Rogan

                                                                                    • Whatevahz!
                                                                                      Whatevahz!  4 days back

                                                                                      FLAC files!

                                                                                      • Daniel Redd
                                                                                        Daniel Redd  4 days back

                                                                                        While I agree that great Hi-Fi Audio System is crucial for a great listening experience, including modern music. More importantly, is room treatment! Treat your your room with good and strategic acoustic panels, then get your expensive Hi-Fi System, and be submerge.

                                                                                        • dutch master
                                                                                          dutch master  4 days back

                                                                                          He just make a sly shout out to lil weezy?

                                                                                          • Jack Hedeman
                                                                                            Jack Hedeman  4 days back

                                                                                            This dude didnt even mention the format of vinyl being lossless