Reggie Watts Explains Why Records Sound Better | Joe Rogan


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  • Racerdew
    Racerdew  8 hours back

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

    • fretbuzz59
      fretbuzz59  8 hours back

      Except that he didn't explain it AT ALL.

      • Paul B
        Paul B  9 hours 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  9 hours 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  10 hours back

            Hair is a spectrum!

            • ROOKTABULA
              ROOKTABULA  11 hours 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  16 hours back

                This is important.

                • Daniel Robichaud
                  Daniel Robichaud  21 hours 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  1 days back

                    Reggie has a coke nail.

                    • Daveinet
                      Daveinet  1 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  2 days back

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

                        • Another Ideaman
                          Another Ideaman  2 days back

                          Bla de bla de bla bla

                          • Vici Milen
                            Vici Milen  2 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  2 days back

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

                              • xburgos1
                                xburgos1  2 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  2 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  2 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  2 days back

                                      Joe is too stoned to move

                                      • Tunti Turpaan
                                        Tunti Turpaan  2 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  1 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  2 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  2 days back

                                        AAAIIII HAVE IT ALL!! 🤣

                                        • Kermit
                                          Kermit  2 days back

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

                                          • Roach
                                            Roach  2 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  2 days back

                                              Engineering the machine to become invisible to the brilliant

                                              • Don't Trend On Me
                                                Don't Trend On Me  2 days back

                                                They don’t

                                                • Nicholas Jordan
                                                  Nicholas Jordan  3 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  3 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  1 days back

                                                      @No No Not a fan of Tesla?

                                                    • No No
                                                      No No  2 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  3 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  3 days back

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

                                                        • first Impression
                                                          first Impression  3 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™  3 days back

                                                            Estelon speakers are the shit.

                                                            • explosivo1980
                                                              explosivo1980  3 days back

                                                              I love how eager Reggie is to improvise and be silly

                                                              • Anton Gregory
                                                                Anton Gregory  3 days back

                                                                I wonder what Death Metal sounds like on vinyl?

                                                                • Ryan Yusko
                                                                  Ryan Yusko  9 hours back

                                                                  Anton Gregory sounds tight

                                                              • Brian Villagomez
                                                                Brian Villagomez  3 days back

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

                                                                • Bret Barkley
                                                                  Bret Barkley  3 days back

                                                                  Joe "ATM machine" Rogan

                                                                  • Whatevahz!
                                                                    Whatevahz!  3 days back

                                                                    FLAC files!

                                                                    • Daniel Redd
                                                                      Daniel Redd  3 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  3 days back

                                                                        He just make a sly shout out to lil weezy?

                                                                        • Jack Hedeman
                                                                          Jack Hedeman  3 days back

                                                                          This dude didnt even mention the format of vinyl being lossless

                                                                          • Sam Kiszka
                                                                            Sam Kiszka  3 days back

                                                                            Bill Evans would make me cry on a great stereo for sure

                                                                            • xdeadmeatx
                                                                              xdeadmeatx  3 days back

                                                                              Burn in is absolutely a known thing, especially with guitar speakers.

                                                                              • Scott
                                                                                Scott  3 days back

                                                                                I love the warmth of vinyl and prefer it, but - it's 2019, it's been tested over and over again that vinyl "sounds" better to most people due to a small amount of distortion. Same thing why tube preamps are preferred.

                                                                                I gotta laugh at anyone that says that vinyl is in fact the "closest" thing to the original master, flac bluray audio is the closest you can get.

                                                                                Stop stating opinions as facts, and know the difference between the two.

                                                                                • Scuffed Steve Aoki
                                                                                  Scuffed Steve Aoki  3 days back

                                                                                  Here to laugh at audiophiles who will say Reggie is wrong about something.

                                                                                  • Matthew Gaffney
                                                                                    Matthew Gaffney  3 days back

                                                                                    I want to make loads of money simply so that one day I can dissolve the barriers of time and space that separate me from Frank Zappa jamming the fuck out in a gorgeous analog studio in 1973.

                                                                                    • Freaky Friday
                                                                                      Freaky Friday  3 days back

                                                                                      Reggie Watts explains nothing...

                                                                                      • FernandoX742
                                                                                        FernandoX742  3 days back

                                                                                        Reggie Watts explains why records sound better.. his first words “I don’t know, I don’t know”

                                                                                        • Rob Cooper
                                                                                          Rob Cooper  3 days back

                                                                                          Vinyl definitely sound better if you have no idea what you're talking about.

                                                                                          • g0dbel0w
                                                                                            g0dbel0w  3 days back

                                                                                            Reggie Watts? Seriously? Come on Joe.