Originally Posted by MattmaN
Wow everyone's opinion about sound quality is all over the board.
More or less makes it look like it means jack squat what mpc you use, which is probably true.
Psychoacoustics for sure with the newer mpc's.
One guy say's the 2500 is the worst sounding, another says it sounds better than the 1000, and someone else says the 500/1000/2500/5000 all sound the same.
I say don't worry about the sound quality of whatever mpc your looking at. It can't possibly matter with such inconclusive evidence.
They all pretty much are only as good as the samples you feed them anyway.
What I told you about the 2500 can be measured. Not an opinion.
The point is that everyone taste is different, so some one notice one thing he likes of a certain model and don't hear other things because are not important for him
If you want deep clean subs (and I'm not talking lows because the 2500 seems to actually have more lows than the original sample) the 2500 isn't the right tool...
Maybe the 2000xl is a bit better (if you pitch shift a kick down will have deeper subs) but maybe it will also sound thinner because the 2500 tend to have a build up that gives you the idea there are more lows.. while the 2000xl has a build up probably higher.. in the low mids, which makes it sound "warmer"..
Then there are the highs which are another totally different chapter.. and again it is matter of taste.
Then, to me (so that's an opinion), the 2500 tend to sound sterile while the 1000 and 500 I tried (near the 2500 and all three using the same headphones which I use since 2003) didn't sound sterile, not even colored (maybe the 500 had a bit of problems at higher volumes..)
All this doesn't mean there are no differences, just that we have different tastes and different ways to describe things, we use different words and we have a different interpretation of what those words means