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D34DL1N3R
27-07-2012, 11:46 PM
Is anyone who got The Resistance Deluxe set with the vinyls damaged still going to purchase The 2nd Law Deluxe set? Personally, I'm torn between a yes and no answer. Yes because I love Muse, but no due to the extremely poor service I received for the last damaged set. After tons of emails to all sorts of people, I never got replacements. Not even the vinyl jackets alone. I'm STILL pissed about spending the $$$ (I even got the version with the 5.1 disc) and getting ZERO customer service whatsoever.

D34DL1N3R
28-07-2012, 03:54 AM
I guess none of the 80 viewers thus far bought the last one, lol.

Zolic
28-07-2012, 05:18 AM
I think I'll buy it. Yes mine was a bit damaged too, but I love these boxes.

Oh Hannah
28-07-2012, 09:22 AM
Depends what's in it. There's no point me getting vinyls since I no longer have a record player :( but I'm definitely buying off muse.mu

Kueller917
28-07-2012, 09:24 AM
It's been so long I forgot about the damaging stories. Still, I feel like cause it's Muse I'll get the box set.
Although maybe I should wait until song previews and Madness before deciding that entirely.

Niall
28-07-2012, 01:06 PM
Well considering how happy Muse management were to replace damaged components according to everyone else I've spoken to I'm quite content in buying the box set and have no concerns about the quality of the product I end up with.

Jobby
28-07-2012, 01:10 PM
I'm hoping that the boxset isn't going to be exactly the same as The Resistance one but I'll be buying it no matter what, I think.

Hopix
28-07-2012, 07:50 PM
Not me.

D34DL1N3R
28-07-2012, 09:46 PM
Well considering how happy Muse management were to replace damaged components according to everyone else I've spoken to I'm quite content in buying the box set and have no concerns about the quality of the product I end up with.

Who where those people? I'd like to find out EXACTLY who they spoke with because after several months of emails, I never got a single reply, ever.

jackparker
28-07-2012, 10:17 PM
I might, depending on the price

Sushy
28-07-2012, 11:18 PM
I think I'll buy the box set.

Niall
28-07-2012, 11:29 PM
Who where those people? I'd like to find out EXACTLY who they spoke with because after several months of emails, I never got a single reply, ever.

I'd guess Sam.

ExogenesisP1
28-07-2012, 11:35 PM
Me :happy:. But I'll also download the album off iTunes.

Niall
28-07-2012, 11:37 PM
Me :happy:. But I'll also download the album off iTunes.

:erm: why? Seems a bit superfluous when you've got the CD.

Travisx2112
28-07-2012, 11:38 PM
:erm: why? Seems a bit superfluous when you've got the CD.

Not if the boxset doesn't come on the day promised.

I'm buying the box set. I don't care if it's the same as the TR one or not (I'd actually prefer if it was, to be honest.) My TR vinyls weren't damaged at all and play fine, too, and I'll be pre-ordering off of iTunes, too.

ExogenesisP1
28-07-2012, 11:41 PM
:erm: why? Seems a bit superfluous when you've got the CD.

I'm a impatient guy, and waiting 12 extra hours to hear the album will be too much.

Niall
29-07-2012, 12:10 AM
I'm sure they'll be streaming the album a few days before the release anyway...

fabripav
29-07-2012, 12:11 AM
I'm sure they'll be streaming the album a few days before the release anyway...

I was thinking that too, in order to not be bothered by leaks :yesey:

yoman297
29-07-2012, 12:21 AM
ME

ExogenesisP1
29-07-2012, 12:27 AM
I'm sure they'll be streaming the album a few days before the release anyway...

If that's true then... we'll see. I know some of these pre orders arrive ahead of schedule; i.e on Saturday.

D34DL1N3R
29-07-2012, 08:25 AM
I'd guess Sam.

Sparrow?

Niall
29-07-2012, 10:43 AM
Yes. I've spoken to plenty of others who emailed and they were very happy with the response.

I'll try and find the old thread, there was one for the minority of people who had problems with the box set, and it looked like they were all resolved to me.

Most people seemed happy with the box sets, even if they were a little pricey for what you got.

Edit: here (http://board.muse.mu/showthread.php?t=64061)'s the old thread, most people seem to have been issued with replacements for defective components, and it was probably only a minority of box sets.

jackparker
29-07-2012, 12:08 PM
I'll probably order the box set actually, just hope it is affordable. I'll order the normal version too.

foldingstars
29-07-2012, 01:09 PM
I'll buy the box set if the price is the same as last time, or somehow affordable. It also depends on what the box set includes. I'm getting my CD on 14th so it doesn't really matter when the box set arrives as long as I eventually get it.

D34DL1N3R
29-07-2012, 07:52 PM
Yes. I've spoken to plenty of others who emailed and they were very happy with the response.

I'll try and find the old thread, there was one for the minority of people who had problems with the box set, and it looked like they were all resolved to me.

Most people seemed happy with the box sets, even if they were a little pricey for what you got.

Edit: here (http://board.muse.mu/showthread.php?t=64061)'s the old thread, most people seem to have been issued with replacements for defective components, and it was probably only a minority of box sets.

From what I read, several people were certainly not satisfied with the resolution. They got Muse badges sent to them as an apology, or replacement sleeves that were more damaged than their original set. I will send a PM directly to Sam and see what happens.

Niall
29-07-2012, 08:02 PM
From what I read, several people were certainly not satisfied with the resolution. They got Muse badges sent to them as an apology, or replacement sleeves that were more damaged than their original set. I will send a PM directly to Sam and see what happens.

Email would probably be better but you'e probably left it a few years too late by now.

Dominic.
29-07-2012, 08:04 PM
I bought the limited edition boxset last time for The Resistance but this time I think I'll just go for the more normal CD/DVD

Morgan.
29-07-2012, 08:18 PM
Nah. I just want a simple CD/DVD combo.

Dave
29-07-2012, 08:21 PM
I'll go with the CD/DVD

D34DL1N3R
29-07-2012, 08:27 PM
Email would probably be better but you'e probably left it a few years too late by now.

Email was sent, but considering I did try my damndest way back then, I can at least hope. It just pains me every time I pull out the box. :(

Thanks for your help.

JessicaSarahS
29-07-2012, 08:34 PM
I might. It depends on the contents of the boxset. :yesey:

Niall
29-07-2012, 08:39 PM
Email was sent, but considering I did try my damndest way back then, I can at least hope. It just pains me every time I pull out the box. :(

Thanks for your help.

No worries, I hope you get some useful response :) sucks that in your case it wasn't resolved well.

Beibi
30-07-2012, 09:51 AM
I bought the TR box set just because of the 5.1 DVD, so it depends on what's on this one, I don't really care about vinyl and that stuff.

bumpypotato
30-07-2012, 12:13 PM
I would love to, but only if it's really got good value. Vinyl and a poster extra wont convince me to fork out another 60 dollars.

Dark115
31-07-2012, 03:30 AM
I will almost certainly be getting it. I'm a whore for special edition stuff so I'm just hoping the price will be reasonable

WeirdF
31-07-2012, 07:11 AM
Looks like the box set will cost 71,50 - http://pic.twitter.com/hOVDy4nS

So it will probably be around 60 or $90.

Niall
31-07-2012, 10:01 AM
Makes sense, same as TR.

thefook
02-08-2012, 09:36 AM
I might. It depends on the contents of the boxset. :yesey:
On dutch site bol.com the boxset is priced at 70 euros with cd, bonus cd, dvd and 2xLP . I guess that a muse.mu box would only have a 5.1 dvd as exclusive bonus... just like TR. Curious about the bonus cd!

El Zilcho
02-08-2012, 10:10 AM
Does anyone have any idea when it might be available on muse.mu?

Niall
02-08-2012, 10:12 AM
No one knows yet. We'll all know at the same time.

Alec.
02-08-2012, 10:29 AM
I'll wait and see how much it costs. I'm aiming to get some more kayaking kit around the same time, so my budget will be rather tight.

Jobby
02-08-2012, 12:15 PM
I might just go with the CD/DVD version, actually. 60 is a lot of money for a vinyl and a 5.1 disc, which is all we know we'll be getting at the moment. I'll wait and see if all the extras are worth it.

Anxyous
04-08-2012, 04:50 PM
I might just go with the CD/DVD version, actually. 60 is a lot of money for a vinyl and a 5.1 disc, which is all we know we'll be getting at the moment. I'll wait and see if all the extras are worth it.

Huh?

Alec.
04-08-2012, 04:52 PM
I'll just get the slightly special version as I can't spare a whole 60. Aside from regular student expenses, kayaking hits the wallet hard.

Jobby
04-08-2012, 08:37 PM
Huh?

What? The vinyl and the 5.1 disc are the only extras in the boxset we know about at the moment, aren't they?

fabripav
04-08-2012, 08:53 PM
What? The vinyl and the 5.1 disc are the only extras in the boxset we know about at the moment, aren't they?

There's a bonus CD and no one talked about 5.1 audio :erm: just HD audio, they said.

D34DL1N3R
05-08-2012, 02:18 AM
A week since my email to Sam and no response. Same as what happened for months after I received the box set. I should just download the new album for free, since I can't get shit for support on my previous $100+ purchase and never have.

Technica
05-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Most Likely as I didn't get the resistance one and I regret it a bit plus I'd love to have a muse vinyl :)

hyper_chondriac_muser
05-08-2012, 10:58 PM
Definitely buying the box set. I'm sure it'll be more-or-less the same as the TR one, which was cool. More special when it's numbered, lol. When are they actually gonna release it on pre-order? /getting impatient :p.

fabripav
06-08-2012, 08:27 AM
Definitely buying the box set. I'm sure it'll be more-or-less the same as the TR one, which was cool. More special when it's numbered, lol. When are they actually gonna release it on pre-order? /getting impatient :p.

They'll release the pre-order when you'll stop using that font.

bumpypotato
06-08-2012, 08:28 AM
Definitely buying the box set. I'm sure it'll be more-or-less the same as the TR one, which was cool. More special when it's numbered, lol. When are they actually gonna release it on pre-order? /getting impatient :p.

That font makes me want to shit on a duck.

fabripav
06-08-2012, 08:33 AM
That font makes me want to shit on a duck.

What the duck are you saying?

Oh Hannah
06-08-2012, 08:33 AM
That font makes me want to shit on a duck.

:chuckle:

Orc21
06-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Here you can enter your email address in order to be notified when the box is available :

http://the2ndlaw.muse.mu/fr?wmgref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F

The boxset is also available for pre-order on fnac.com for the price of 58.99 (46.85)

hyper_chondriac_muser
07-08-2012, 10:13 PM
Any clue when we might get to pre-order this? Can't understand why the option to pre-order would take so long (then again, I can't remember how far in advance the TR boxset was pre-orderable :p). If we've been able to pre-order every other format on Amazon et al, this should be the same... unless they haven't even finalised what you'd get in it, lol. Maybe that's why the album release was pushed back: they're still working on the 5.1 audio!

OniRyo
09-08-2012, 01:51 PM
They even made it available here on a dutch webshop:

http://www.bol.com/nl/p/the-2nd-law/1000004012427363/

Kinda weird it says it includes the track from the Olympic Games: ''Survival'' but the webshop isn't always quite right with their details, i'll just wait for for it to get on Muse.mu.

Niall
09-08-2012, 01:54 PM
They even made it available here on a dutch webshop:

http://www.bol.com/nl/p/the-2nd-law/1000004012427363/

Kinda weird it says it includes the track from the Olympic Games: ''Survival'' but the webshop isn't always quite right with their details, i'll just wait for for it to get on Muse.mu.

What's weird about that?

You.Make.Me.Sick
09-08-2012, 01:56 PM
If I like the album enough I'll buy it. And I'm pretty sure I'll like the album enough.

Jobby
09-08-2012, 02:00 PM
I'd like to have the 30 second previews before I pre-order it. Knowing me though, I'll end up pre-ordering straight away anyway.

OniRyo
09-08-2012, 02:07 PM
What's weird about that?

Well if you go to their specifications, it's not inside the boxset.

Niall
09-08-2012, 02:22 PM
Well if you go to their specifications, it's not inside the boxset.

I really don't follow. It says it includes Survival, which is correct, as it's track 5 on the album, as their track listing states.

OniRyo
09-08-2012, 02:26 PM
Ah right, apoligies! :D


Anyways it's available on Muse.mu now aswell!.

eyduh
09-08-2012, 05:52 PM
It's 76 euros. Damn. I wonder how many nights I'll have to strip to pay for that one

Jobby
09-08-2012, 05:53 PM
Pre-ordered it :awesome: I'm lucky I could afford it.

Anxyous
09-08-2012, 06:42 PM
Awesomer than expected.

jeggy
09-08-2012, 07:00 PM
I'm trying to order, and i did order The Resistance when it came out and it all came in one piece, but now it doesn't seem they send it to faroe island?

http://khp.randompoop.net/uploads/Screenshot%20from%202012-08-09%2019:56:40.png
Could anyone help me?

OniRyo
09-08-2012, 07:04 PM
So, is this Boxset going to be limited though? like The Resistance because i can't find any description for it, or i am just blind as usually :p

i.wish.i.RAWR!
09-08-2012, 08:04 PM
So, is this Boxset going to be limited though? like The Resistance because i can't find any description for it, or i am just blind as usually :p

I don't see it say in the description, but the title is "Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set" so who knows.

sumosasuke
10-08-2012, 03:07 AM
I wasn't planning on buying it but then I read
"12 x 12" box with liquid crystal thermal reactive lid"

...

http://i.imgur.com/ZZoYq.gif

AndyyNT
10-08-2012, 07:22 AM
Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum and become a member because I'm very interested in buying the box set but if someone could help me out a little here that would be greatly appreciated.

On the muse.mu site it is 60 euro and when converted to AUD it is around $70, with free postage and also the HD audio download but on the Australian Muse Shop Site it is $90 + $10 shipping.

What I don't understand is the price differences when they're both still muse sites, correct?

Should I buy it off the .mu site because I do want the HD Audio download and plus it's cheaper anyway. Is this correct or am I mistaken? If I am asking this question in the wrong thread I'm sorry.

- Thanks.

Tofu
10-08-2012, 09:35 AM
I wasn't planning on buying it but then I read
"12 x 12" box with liquid crystal thermal reactive lid"

...

http://i.imgur.com/ZZoYq.gif

:LOL: This was exactly my reaction.
of course after some problems with my card I'm wondering if it's a sign I shouldn't be spending money I can't afford to in the long term.

El Zilcho
10-08-2012, 10:03 AM
I don't see it say in the description, but the title is "Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set" so who knows.

I didn't see it in the title either :confused:

bumpypotato
10-08-2012, 10:28 AM
meh, Not forking out 90 dollars for that

kitsch_object
10-08-2012, 10:49 AM
Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum and become a member because I'm very interested in buying the box set but if someone could help me out a little here that would be greatly appreciated.

On the muse.mu site it is 60 euro and when converted to AUD it is around $70, with free postage and also the HD audio download but on the Australian Muse Shop Site it is $90 + $10 shipping.

What I don't understand is the price differences when they're both still muse sites, correct?

Should I buy it off the .mu site because I do want the HD Audio download and plus it's cheaper anyway. Is this correct or am I mistaken? If I am asking this question in the wrong thread I'm sorry.

- Thanks.

As far as I can tell the muse.mu site says it's 60 GBP or 76 EUR, therefore when converted to AUD it's around $90, which would explain the difference you're seeing. Hope that helps!

Zolic
10-08-2012, 03:07 PM
In my confirmation-mail it says that I ordered the box and The 2nd Law HD Digital Album : MP3

Wasn't it supposed to be in FLAC?

Anxyous
10-08-2012, 03:12 PM
meh, Not forking out 90 dollars for that

Ha! It only cost me 60 pounds.

QS10
10-08-2012, 05:56 PM
I don't see it say in the description, but the title is "Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set" so who knows.

I don't see that either... and I haven't had an email yet about a limited edition box set like they mentioned. So does anyone know if theres actually going to be a 'limited edition' numbered box set like they did with TR, or is the box set thats on the store now the Ltd Ed version...? :confused:

Jobby
10-08-2012, 05:59 PM
I don't see that either... and I haven't had an email yet about a limited edition box set like they mentioned. So does anyone know if theres actually going to be a 'limited edition' numbered box set like they did with TR, or is the box set thats on the store now the Ltd Ed version...? :confused:

Quote from the first news article about pre-orders:

'Stay tuned though, because the muse.mu pre-order will launch in August and will include a very special limited edition box set, a digital HD audio format and exclusive downloadable videos for all muse.mu customers! Make sure you are signed up to the Muse mailing list so we can notify you when it is available.'

fabripav
10-08-2012, 07:35 PM
Ha! It only cost me 60 pounds.

:LOL:

For me 76 , fuck :mad:

WeirdF
10-08-2012, 09:33 PM
:LOL:

For me 76 €, fuck :mad:
76€ is slightly under 60 :LOL:

fabripav
10-08-2012, 09:38 PM
76 is slightly under 60 :LOL:

:rolleyes:

bumpypotato
10-08-2012, 11:59 PM
Ha! It only cost me 60 pounds.

Yeah, that's about the same.

MUSEfan81
15-08-2012, 05:51 PM
Quote from the first news article about pre-orders:

'Stay tuned though, because the muse.mu pre-order will launch in August and will include a very special limited edition box set, a digital HD audio format and exclusive downloadable videos for all muse.mu customers! Make sure you are signed up to the Muse mailing list so we can notify you when it is available.'

Ok. just thought i'd put an info in for all you guys waiting for the limited edition box to appear in the shop.
I sent an e-mail regarding the thing that the link for the limited edition opened the deluxe edition description.
And there WON'T be any limited edition. At least that's what I got as an answer. Here the text of the e-mail i received:



Can you point me in the direction of the mention of Limited Edition?
I'd noticed a few people asking about this and wanted to remove it to clear things up, but I can't find it on the site anywhere!

There is only one box set. I guess it is 'limited edition' in that once it sells out there won't be any more made, but it's not numbered or anything so we're just referring to it as Deluxe.

Thanks,

So choose your 2nd law version and preorder it if you want :)

Cheers

Keth
15-08-2012, 06:48 PM
Not getting it because I'm so poor that I can't even save up :supersad:

bILLOO
15-08-2012, 06:53 PM
The CD/DVD version is enough.

sandertheninja
16-08-2012, 07:59 AM
I got it :D
And now I have almost now money xD
But yeah, that ink did it for me.

bumpypotato
16-08-2012, 08:22 AM
The thermal lid is cool, but really just a novelty. Since I don't have a vinyl player I'd be paying a lot extra just for that.

zomuse
16-08-2012, 08:33 AM
The thermal lid is cool, but really just a novelty. Since I don't have a vinyl player I'd be paying a lot extra just for that.

Same. I was 90% sure I wasn't going to get it but then I saw the thermal lid which nearly won me over :ninja:

Kueller917
16-08-2012, 08:35 AM
I wonder how many people bought the box set partly because thermal lid sounded cool since it had the word thermal in it.

fabripav
16-08-2012, 12:26 PM
I wonder how many people bought the box set partly because thermal lid sounded cool since it had the word thermal in it.

I did :awesome:

No actually I just wanted all of the deluxe because of reasons.

Niall
16-08-2012, 12:31 PM
I was around 80% sure...the thermal ink and better-than-CD flacs sold it to me. I hope they're well mastered though. Not too noise war ravaged. And I hope my little on-ear Sennheisers can actually make use of that!

fabripav
16-08-2012, 12:44 PM
I think this will be the best produced/mastered muse album so far.

bloodymaryiii
16-08-2012, 12:57 PM
I wonder how many people bought the box set partly because thermal lid sounded cool since it had the word thermal in it.

Raises hand. thought process was pretty much "ZOMG SHINY want" (although the idea of a future vinyl collection is kinda nice too. if only i had a record player >.<)

Tim59
16-08-2012, 05:13 PM
Not getting it because I'm so poor that I can't even save up :supersad:

You're not the only one :supersad:

And it costs an extra 30 or so pounds for it to be delivered securely, where I live.

Even the CD/Dvd combo costs around 32 pounds for me (320 Rand- to make it sound really expensive)

SerpentSatellite
16-08-2012, 07:02 PM
I don't think I'm going to be able to get the money up before it sells out :supersad:

sumosasuke
21-08-2012, 08:29 AM
Pre ordered it yesterday. That thermal reactive lid is too cool to resist.

Alec.
21-08-2012, 11:56 AM
Nope, can't afford it. Getting the DVD/CD instead.

Static Shadows
21-08-2012, 12:08 PM
I would, but I bought the In Rainbows box set. It looks beautiful but the music's mostly duller than an audiobook of Iain Duncan Smith reading the complete works of Jane Austin. It now sits in the corner of the spare room way back at my parent's house, gathering dust. :(

If they re-release Origin Of Symmetry as a box set, then I'll buy that. If not, then as cool as the artwork looks, I think I'll pass.

SerpentSatellite
21-08-2012, 12:21 PM
I might regret it down the line, and there might be something really amazing about it... but I was just struggling too much trying to come up with the extra money, and after hearing Madness yesterday, I know I would really hate myself if I spent that much money and wasn't happy with the album.

Travisx2112
21-08-2012, 03:45 PM
I would, but I bought the In Rainbows box set. It looks beautiful but the music's mostly duller than an audiobook of Iain Duncan Smith reading the complete works of Jane Austin. It now sits in the corner of the spare room way back at my parent's house, gathering dust. :(




I would gladly take that off your hands, no joke :)

-FutureStar-
21-08-2012, 04:32 PM
I ended up settling for the vinyl in the end. I like to have the vinyl as a sort of decoration/collection kind of thing. xD I was tempted just to get the box set but 60 is a hefty sum for something that I'll probably end up storing away after I was bored with it. xD

Static Shadows
21-08-2012, 05:53 PM
I would gladly take that off your hands, no joke :)

For the original 40 (plus shipping), I'd be happy to sell it. Maybe I'll put it on ebay eventually.

Minimal
23-08-2012, 05:57 AM
It does seem though, that the deluxe box set is not limited edition, so it should still be selling long after the album is out (just like the Resistance box set which is still available).

So I guess I can wait until the album is out to decide whether to buy the deluxe or standard edition.

But I think I'll stay away from the Softpaks after the horror show that happened to my Resistance Softpak. The glue holding the softpak together melted and stuck both CDs to the pack. It was awful.


If they re-release Origin Of Symmetry as a box set, then I'll buy that.

I would too :D

Edeslash
08-09-2012, 07:46 PM
Just purchased it. Where can I download the Unsustainable video? I didn't receive a link or anything (yet).

Niall
08-09-2012, 08:33 PM
If they re-release Origin Of Symmetry as a box set, then I'll buy that. If not, then as cool as the artwork looks, I think I'll pass.

Yeah. That'd be awesome. CD, vinyl, making of interview DVD, instrumentals, better than CD lossless. I'd pay for that.

Minimal
09-09-2012, 03:30 AM
Yeah. That'd be awesome. CD, vinyl, making of interview DVD, instrumentals, better than CD lossless. I'd pay for that.

I would too.

One can only dream~

syzygy
09-09-2012, 05:57 AM
as someone who is technologically challenged, the box set comes with cds that are basically better than cds, right?

Alesi08
09-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Will I be able to download the HD-files at 00.00? :$

Edit: How do you cancel your orders? That thermal thingy sounds so nice.... :stunned:

Edeslash
09-09-2012, 01:12 PM
as someone who is technologically challenged, the box set comes with cds that are basically better than cds, right?

Why would the box set CDs be better than regular CDs?

The store page says you get a FLAC download. Why not a 320kbs mp3? : /

Kueller917
09-09-2012, 06:31 PM
The store page says you get a FLAC download. Why not a 320kbs mp3? : /

What would be the point of an mp3?

Edeslash
09-09-2012, 06:33 PM
What would be the point of an mp3?
Same quality, more convenience? The Madness download from muse.mu was 320kb/s mp3.

Kueller917
09-09-2012, 06:36 PM
Same quality, more convenience? The Madness download from muse.mu was 320kb/s mp3.

A lossy mp3 encode is not the same quality as a lossless FLAC. If you want the convenience you could just convert the FLAC files

Jobby
09-09-2012, 06:36 PM
Same quality, more convenience? The Madness download from muse.mu was 320kb/s mp3.

How is a 320kb/s mp3 the same quality as FLAC? FLAC is lossless.

UnnaturalMe
13-09-2012, 02:53 PM
The box set is beautiful, but too expencive for me. I already pre-ordered my cd+dvd though c:

Edeslash
13-09-2012, 02:59 PM
I need to look at a 1000x1000 pic of the box set at least three times a day.

I think I'm losing it.

lalashasta
14-09-2012, 01:30 AM
I'm actually getting the boxset as a present, but honestly I have no idea what is so special about the audio quality we're receiving.

But it's so.... pretty ;)

JessicaSarahS
15-09-2012, 06:33 AM
Yep. Bought it. Can't wait to put my hands all over it. ;)

Alesi08
15-09-2012, 09:21 AM
We are getting the HD download right? Is it in 5.1 maybe?

fabripav
15-09-2012, 09:23 AM
We are getting the HD download right? Is it in 5.1 maybe?

It's 24bit/96kHz FLAC, I think. Even better.

bumpypotato
15-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Wait, what's this audio thing?

fabripav
15-09-2012, 10:00 AM
Wait, what's this audio thing?

http://muse.mu/store/product,the-2nd-law-hd-digital-album-download_367.htm

It's also included in the deluxe boxset.

bumpypotato
15-09-2012, 10:08 AM
http://muse.mu/store/product,the-2nd-law-hd-digital-album-download_367.htm

It's also included in the deluxe boxset.
That's a lot for just digital files. And honestly, most people won't see much difference.

Kueller917
15-09-2012, 10:11 AM
That's a lot for just digital files. And honestly, most people won't see much difference.

But they can brag about having them.

fabripav
15-09-2012, 10:13 AM
That's a lot for just digital files. And honestly, most people won't see much difference.

It's their problem if they buy it without having the correct devices to hear the differences.

bumpypotato
15-09-2012, 10:14 AM
Fabri - yes.
Kueller - maybe just you would do that.

Personally, I've gone with the CD+DVD

Jobby
15-09-2012, 10:16 AM
So do you need a special program to play FLAC audio? Or do you just burn it onto a CD and play it through a stereo? I've never worked with it before :$

Kueller917
15-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Kueller - maybe just you would do that.


You're saying you've never seen people who go on about FLAC and probably can't tell differences in quality?

bumpypotato
15-09-2012, 10:18 AM
You're saying you've never seen people who go on about FLAC and probably can't tell differences in quality?

Actually yes, I just wanted to make fun of you :)

Kueller917
15-09-2012, 10:18 AM
So do you need a special program to play FLAC audio? Or do you just burn it onto a CD and play it through a stereo? I've never worked with it before :$

Most decent media players will play FLAC naively. If it's not some gigantic file size it should burn to a CD although seeing as it comes with a CD I don't see a big need to.


Actually yes, I just wanted to make fun of you :)

:kiss:

fabripav
15-09-2012, 10:35 AM
So do you need a special program to play FLAC audio? Or do you just burn it onto a CD and play it through a stereo? I've never worked with it before :$

I play .FLACs with J.River Media Jukebox 14. It works fla(c)wlessly.

Kueller917
15-09-2012, 10:36 AM
It works fla(c)wlessly.

0/10

fabripav
15-09-2012, 10:37 AM
0/10

I was expecting nothing more than 1/10, so it's ok.

Kueller917
15-09-2012, 10:40 AM
I was expecting nothing more than 1/10, so it's ok.

You were expecting too much.

bumpypotato
15-09-2012, 10:43 AM
You were expecting too much.

Duh, it's fabri

fabripav
15-09-2012, 10:48 AM
Duh, it's fabri

:(

Chagi
15-09-2012, 02:22 PM
Rating something 0/10 maes no sense, because the whole point of an out-of-ten rating system is to have ten different ratings, but if you allow 0 that's eleven different ratings.

I hereby propose we use a scale from 0 to 8 from now on, it makes sense because it has a middle and a middle of the middle. :yesey:

/justsaying

Kueller917
15-09-2012, 08:03 PM
Rating something 0/10 maes no sense, because the whole point of an out-of-ten rating system is to have ten different ratings, but if you allow 0 that's eleven different ratings.

I hereby propose we use a scale from 0 to 8 from now on, it makes sense because it has a middle and a middle of the middle. :yesey:

/justsaying

-1/8

Chagi
15-09-2012, 08:16 PM
-1/8

I hate you with all my hearts.

fabripav
15-09-2012, 08:27 PM
I hate you with all my hearts.

What about minds and souls?

Chagi
15-09-2012, 08:31 PM
What about minds and souls?

I don't have any of those.

Strangeseas
15-09-2012, 08:44 PM
I hate you with all my hearts.

I don't have any of those.

Ok , you 've clearly earned your pic.
You tried so hard, so hard. Fuck, you are... a try-hard. :eek:

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/25501449.jpg


I probably won't buy the box set. I get the normal CD/DVD version. :yesey:

Chagi
15-09-2012, 08:56 PM
:'(

:'( :'( :'(





...so how 'bout that boxset yeah?


also you read my interests? :kiss:


[edit] god dammit I just thought of a funny answer and now it's too late

Edeslash
15-09-2012, 10:47 PM
So how are you guys planning to keep your box clean of semen stains?

fabripav
15-09-2012, 10:49 PM
So how are you guys planning to keep your box clean of semen stains?

:LOL: an hour or two

Edit: this didn't make sense. I read 'how long' instead of just 'how'

Kueller917
15-09-2012, 10:55 PM
So how are you guys planning to keep your box clean of semen stains?

The same way I keep everything else clean of semen stains

I don't

bumpypotato
15-09-2012, 11:49 PM
So how are you guys planning to keep your box clean of semen stains?

I'll wear a condom, but I'm still gonna fuck that CD

muse maniac
16-09-2012, 12:06 AM
I'd love to buy it but I can't afford 60 for a CD that is of an unknown quality :'( .

JessicaSarahS
17-09-2012, 06:44 PM
Stupid US Muse store supposedly couldn't process my information from my card and asked me to use a different method so I did. Now I have $500 held up presumably until the 2nd. Hopefully that's not the case. And hopefully I do not have five boxsets at my doorstep on that day. :indiff:

Kueller917
17-09-2012, 06:44 PM
And hopefully I do not have five boxsets at my doorstep on that day. :indiff:

If you do make sure to listen to them all AT ONCE

JessicaSarahS
17-09-2012, 06:46 PM
If you do make sure to listen to them all AT ONCE

:LOL: Total immersion.

howardm93
17-09-2012, 07:02 PM
Fuck the album, I can't wait to make my handprint with the thermal ink :D

fabripav
17-09-2012, 07:04 PM
If you do make sure to listen to them all AT ONCE

Kueller and his AT ONCE addiction

JessicaSarahS
17-09-2012, 08:06 PM
Well, that was quick. Everything is fixed and I'm only receiving one and the others were refunded. Crisis averted. :happy:

Mr.Greedy
18-09-2012, 10:12 AM
What is a liquid crystal thermal reactive lid and what do you do with it? English isn't my native language and I've never heard of a reactive lid before.

fabripav
18-09-2012, 10:26 AM
What is a liquid crystal thermal reactive lid and what do you do with it? English isn't my native language and I've never heard of a reactive lid before.

I think that if you put the hand on it, the colours in it change according to the temperature of the hand.

Something like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6LMqkro2UE

Zolic
18-09-2012, 10:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6LMqkro2UE

That guy must've had a fun night.

fabripav
18-09-2012, 10:43 AM
That guy must've had a fun night.

Not as fun as my nights when I'll have the boxset :eyebrows:

bumpypotato
18-09-2012, 10:44 AM
Not as fun as my nights when I'll have the boxset :eyebrows:

You, me, bottle of vodka, the 2nd law box set, and let's just see where things go.

fabripav
18-09-2012, 10:46 AM
You, me, bottle of vodka, the 2nd law box set, and let's just see where things go.

:kiss: that's what I want to hear. read

lalashasta
18-09-2012, 06:10 PM
Fuck the album, I can't wait to make my handprint with the thermal ink :D

That's definitely why they must have created the lid that way, so if the album ends up being terrible, we'll all still be entranced by the box

Travisx2112
18-09-2012, 07:20 PM
That's definitely why they must have created the lid that way, so if the album ends up being terrible, we'll all still be entranced by the box

:logic:

SerpentSatellite
18-09-2012, 10:39 PM
Well, I was unable to get up the money in time, so I guess that decided for me. :(

Honestly, I wouldn't be able to use the lossless files, or the vinyl, so I suppose it's for the best. I'd also be proper pissed if I didn't like any of the songs on the album...

I'll be sad if the DVD extras turn out to be exclusive, though.

fabripav
18-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Well, I was unable to get up the money in time, so I guess that decided for me. :(

Honestly, I wouldn't be able to use the lossless files, or the vinyl, so I suppose it's for the best. I'd also be proper pissed if I didn't like any of the songs on the album...

I'll be sad if the DVD extras turn out to be exclusive, though.

:erm:

I'm pretty sure the boxset is still avalaible

Travisx2112
18-09-2012, 10:53 PM
:erm: and there's no reason you can't use the lossless files.

lalashasta
18-09-2012, 10:59 PM
:erm: and there's no reason you can't use the lossless files.

Anyone can use them, right? You could just convert them to play in iTunes or something similar I'm assuming.
Would that lose quality? /Wait it's lossless
Oh, screw it, I don't know anything about this lossless business

Travisx2112
18-09-2012, 11:11 PM
Anyone can use them, right? You could just convert them to play in iTunes or something similar I'm assuming.
Would that lose quality? /Wait it's lossless
Oh, screw it, I don't know anything about this lossless business

Well, it depends on how you convert them. You can convert them to .WAV files, and they'll be essentially the same, just bigger. Those will play in anything totally fine. If you convert them to MP3, even 320kbps, even though there may not be a discernible difference in quality, you'll still lose some, just based on the fact that it's compressed.

fabripav
18-09-2012, 11:18 PM
Anyone can use them, right? You could just convert them to play in iTunes or something similar I'm assuming.
Would that lose quality? /Wait it's lossless
Oh, screw it, I don't know anything about this lossless business

Converting lossless files means losing quality. There are many free programs for playing .FLACs, I use Media Jukebox 14.

fabripav
18-09-2012, 11:19 PM
I don't think that 96kHz .flac and normal .wav would be the same :chuckle:

Travisx2112
18-09-2012, 11:21 PM
I don't think that 96kHz .flac and normal .wav would be the same :chuckle:

You don't think you can have 96KHz .WAV files? :wtf:

fabripav
18-09-2012, 11:23 PM
You don't think you can have 96KHz .WAV files? :wtf:

I just think .flac and .wav are not on the same quality level. However I agree that .wav is the best output format for converting .flac files

Travisx2112
18-09-2012, 11:25 PM
I just think .flac and .wav are not on the same quality level. However I agree that .wav is the best output format for converting .flac files

WAV is totally uncompressed. It's essentially raw digital audio (for lack of a better description.)

fabripav
18-09-2012, 11:37 PM
WAV is totally uncompressed. It's essentially raw digital audio (for lack of a better description.)

So wav > flac? :confused:

Travisx2112
19-09-2012, 02:05 PM
So wav > flac? :confused:

Well...maaaybe

I say maybe, because they're both lossless, but WAV files are larger, so I would think some more (and maybe not even audio) information is retained somewhere, that's lost in the conversion.

Aside from that - which is probably nothing, I would say they're equal.

Edeslash
19-09-2012, 02:08 PM
What's the simplest way to get the files on iTunes? Do you need an external program to convert FLAC to Apple lossless?

SerpentSatellite
19-09-2012, 03:23 PM
Conversion or no, I lack a real way to play music at a quality or volume that would be noticable, at this time. Most of my music comes from my laptop, car stereo, or iPod. Not exactly the best of sound qualities. :p Maybe when I'm at home more than 15 mins intervals, I'll get a nice system. :LOL:

I know they're still available, but unless I get an unexpected windfall, I'm screwed.

StrikeBass
19-09-2012, 03:26 PM
Sorry guys but what's the book in the boxset about?

Edeslash
19-09-2012, 04:30 PM
Sorry guys but what's the book in the boxset about?

There's no book in the box set, other than the album booklets.

StrikeBass
19-09-2012, 04:44 PM
allright

cause I just ordered Out of the world and another book to buy'd have been annoying xD

lalashasta
21-09-2012, 12:46 AM
Looks like I'm super excited for the music that's coming with this box set :LOL: yay!

F4ceYourFe4rs
21-09-2012, 06:06 AM
After hearing the live song clips, I'd love to buy the boxset!...except that I can't pre-order it on the US site...so would getting it on the regular, .mu site be any sort of issue?

Kueller917
21-09-2012, 06:14 AM
After hearing the live song clips, I'd love to buy the boxset!...except that I can't pre-order it on the US site...so would getting it on the regular, .mu site be any sort of issue?

Nope, the main site should get everything to you just fine.

lalashasta
21-09-2012, 08:31 PM
After hearing the live song clips, I'd love to buy the boxset!...except that I can't pre-order it on the US site...so would getting it on the regular, .mu site be any sort of issue?

If you go to Shop and select US Music Store it should send you here:

http://muse.warnerbrosrecords.com

Edeslash
21-09-2012, 09:03 PM
If you go to Shop and select US Music Store it should send you here:

http://muse.warnerbrosrecords.com

Don't use the US Music Store. Just the regular muse.mu shop.

lalashasta
21-09-2012, 09:04 PM
Don't use the US Music Store. Just the regular muse.mu shop.

Oh I wouldn't know, I'm from Canada and I used the Canadian store which seemed fine...
Sorry just trying to help out :$

Edeslash
21-09-2012, 09:10 PM
Oh I wouldn't know, I'm from Canada and I used the Canadian store which seemed fine...
Sorry just trying to help out :$

Oh I thought it was you asking for help. :p

saturn79
22-09-2012, 08:06 PM
After much procrastination, I finally decided to pre-order The 2nd Law CD/DVD album. I lingered for quite some time in the pre-order section of the US Music Store under the mentality that I'll eventually get it done.

I listened to the recording of the live performance of brand new songs from The 2nd Law and, in much excitement, immediately went to the US Music Store to pre-order the album. To my dismay, I couldn't find the CD/DVD album...it is available in the Canadian and Australian store, but not in the US store. I was able to pre-order it on Amazon but would much prefer to order it on muse.mu so I can receive the bonus music videos.

Does anybody know if this is a temporary error or if they have run out of the CD/DVD album pre-orders for the US? Maybe I can just pre-order it from the Canadian store instead...

JessicaSarahS
22-09-2012, 08:12 PM
After much procrastination, I finally decided to pre-order The 2nd Law CD/DVD album. I lingered for quite some time in the pre-order section of the US Music Store under the mentality that I'll eventually get it done.

I listened to the recording of the live performance of brand new songs from The 2nd Law and, in much excitement, immediately went to the US Music Store to pre-order the album. To my dismay, I couldn't find the CD/DVD album...it is available in the Canadian and Australian store, but not in the US store. I was able to pre-order it on Amazon but would much prefer to order it on muse.mu so I can receive the bonus music videos.

Does anybody know if this is a temporary error or if they have run out of the CD/DVD album pre-orders for the US? Maybe I can just pre-order it from the Canadian store instead...


Do you receive an error message when you order it? Also, we did receive a notice that it is close to selling out. So there is a possibility that it did.

Blype
23-09-2012, 01:44 AM
What's the simplest way to get the files on iTunes? Do you need an external program to convert FLAC to Apple lossless?

This (to a certain degree).
What's the best way to get the album onto onto an iPod and still retain the flac quality?
Am I better of listening to T2L through my laptop with a flac program?

Kueller917
23-09-2012, 01:59 AM
This (to a certain degree).
What's the best way to get the album onto onto an iPod and still retain the flac quality?
Am I better of listening to T2L through my laptop with a flac program?

Convert to AAC. Lossless to lossless should keep the same quality.

lalashasta
23-09-2012, 02:21 AM
Convert to AAC. Lossless to lossless should keep the same quality.

It's times like these I wish I understood tech talk
It's okay, I'll just get a friend of mine who knows everything to convert and do everything for me :LOL:

Kueller917
23-09-2012, 02:34 AM
It's times like these I wish I understood tech talk
It's okay, I'll just get a friend of mine who knows everything to convert and do everything for me :LOL:

Well if all else fails there should be plenty of detailed tutorials on how to do it.

hellodon
23-09-2012, 03:29 AM
This boxed set isnt as enticing as the last. Limited to 5000 was cool. The USB stick was cool. The 5.1 version was cool. Just seemed like you got stuff worth paying 90 dollars more for and most importantly, it was pretty limited.

This time it seems to be unlimited production and nothing that cool inside...I'm not impressed...let's break this down

This is everything the box set includes for $93.50:
CD version - $13.99
The 2nd Law: Isolated System video - Included with CD - $0.00
Unsustainable exclusive video - Included with CD - $0.00
2 LP Vinyl - $25.99
HD Digital Album Download - This is pretty much FREE, just rip your CD - $0.00
Total Retail Cost from their store for this portion of the set: $39.98

This is all you get for an extra $53.52....
3 exclusive 12” art prints - The artwork isn't even that cool...its kinda cheesy....
Liquid Crystal Thermal Reactive Lid - ....ok...
DVD Version of the album - It'll sound nice on a crazy stereo system I'm sure...but so will the CD, and you can listen to the CD without a DVD player.

Price for a DVD, and 3 pictures in a box with a heat sensitive surface....$53.52...really?

fabripav
23-09-2012, 08:25 AM
I think that the HD digital version has better quality than cd

Edeslash
23-09-2012, 10:27 AM
I think that the HD digital version has better quality than cd
This. The CD is not lossless, it'll probably be less than 320kb/s mp3.

This boxed set isnt as enticing as the last. Limited to 5000 was cool.
The Resistance box set is still available. What do you mean limited to 5000?

fabripav
23-09-2012, 10:39 AM
This. The CD is not lossless, it'll probably be less than 320kb/s mp3.

I mean, the 24bit 96 kHz flacs are the best way possible to hear the songs :LOL:

Apart from having the band playing them in your house.

Kueller917
23-09-2012, 05:53 PM
This. The CD is not lossless, it'll probably be less than 320kb/s mp3.


The Resistance box set is still available. What do you mean limited to 5000?

I thought CD standard was Wav. mp3 seems a bit weak.

Also there was a box set, and a limited edition box set. I forgot the differences

Jobby
23-09-2012, 05:57 PM
Also there was a box set, and a limited edition box set. I forgot the differences

Is it not the same with this one? I swear it used to be listed as a 'limited edition deluxe boxset', now it's just 'deluxe boxset'.

Niall
23-09-2012, 05:58 PM
This. The CD is not lossless, it'll probably be less than 320kb/s mp3.

The Resistance box set is still available. What do you mean limited to 5000?

Hah no, the CD is not mp3. It's CD quality. Which is usually extremely good. I doubt anyone hear would be able to discern between the flacs and the CD by ear.

hellodon
23-09-2012, 07:46 PM
This. The CD is not lossless, it'll probably be less than 320kb/s mp3.


The Resistance box set is still available. What do you mean limited to 5000?

There was an initial limited run of 5000 - numbered, came with 5.1 audio that the unlimited production boxed set does not. It sold out fast...what I meant was THAT version, the one me and 4999 others got, was worth the price.

hellodon
23-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Hah no, the CD is not mp3. It's CD quality. Which is usually extremely good. I doubt anyone hear would be able to discern between the flacs and the CD by ear.

Yeah for sure...I can definitely tell the difference between 128/160 mp3's from the old days vs 256-320...but I know I wouldnt be able to tell the difference between 320/flac and HD audio...I don't think the difference is going to be noticeable to even the snobbiest of audio snobs. They'll think they hear it...

Kueller917
23-09-2012, 07:54 PM
I think there will be some small differences to hear, but you'd need a good sound system to really bring out all those differences. I'll probably just keep the FLAC for computer use and convert to a v0 MP3 for everything else since I doubt I'll notice a big difference walking around outside with simple headphones.

lalashasta
24-09-2012, 08:59 PM
I wonder what the earliest this baby could come in is :D

Blype
25-09-2012, 01:18 PM
FabriPav already has his. I think it arrived within the last 24 hours.

/timezones

Gareeh
25-09-2012, 01:36 PM
Yeah for sure...I can definitely tell the difference between 128/160 mp3's from the old days vs 256-320...but I know I wouldnt be able to tell the difference between 320/flac and HD audio...I don't think the difference is going to be noticeable to even the snobbiest of audio snobs. They'll think they hear it...

Some good headphones and a headphone amp and you'll definitely hear it, it's hardly snobbery ;)

sandertheninja
25-09-2012, 01:46 PM
I ordered it. I'm from the Netherlands, so... will it arrive the 1st of October or 28th september?

lalashasta
25-09-2012, 01:51 PM
^okay so I'll just go to the store and spend the big bucks on fancy headphones and a headphone amp. Hmm, maybe for now I'll just use my speakers and tell myself that what I'm hearing is better than anything else :LOL:

(Whoops, two up)

FabriPav already has his. I think it arrived within the last 24 hours.

/timezones

School needs to be over so I can run to the mailbox everyday until it comes in!

mscaramelli
25-09-2012, 02:31 PM
Interesting discussion about sound quality. I'm far from an expert, but here's my two cents.

Lossy means quality was lost during compression. This is the case of all MP3s. Files are much smaller than lossless files.

Lossless means no quality has been lost, so the full digital sound wave is there. They exist both in uncompressed formats, like WAV, and compressed formats, like FLAC. You can achieve the same quality with compressed and uncompressed lossless files. Compressed files are just smaller.

Within the lossless realm you have various qualities, with the most common being 16/44.1, or CD quality. There are qualities higher than this, with the digital sampling being more precise. The HiRes 24/96 format included with this box set is an example. Again, for this quality FLAC or WAV is just the same, since you can easily convert one to the other without any loss.

In summary, 24/96 (either WAV or FLAC) > CD quality (either WAV or FLAC) > any MP3. The problem is that regardless how good your headphones are you can't hear a 24/96 file in that quality with a normal laptop soundcard (or iPod), since it is downcoverted to CD quality.

I have pro headphones and a 24/96 audio interfase and would be the first one to admit that even though 24/96 files seem to sound better, they don't sound significantly better than a CD. They do sound really clear, but I'm not sure I could always differentiate them from CD quality without errors...

In any case, I'm dying to hear The 2nd Law on 24/96!

bloodymaryiii
25-09-2012, 02:32 PM
I ordered it. I'm from the Netherlands, so... will it arrive the 1st of October or 28th september?

Me too, muse.mu store says mine was dispatched so I suppose it's just waiting for postNL (i think) now :)

mscaramelli
25-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Hope my post above is useful to someone!

Question: Did anyone have problems downloading the The 2nd Law: Unsustainable video? What format is it? How big is the file? I haven't bought the box set yet and I am curious about this video.

Thanks!

JessicaSarahS
25-09-2012, 04:44 PM
Hope my post above is useful to someone!

Question: Did anyone have problems downloading the The 2nd Law: Unsustainable video? What format is it? How big is the file? I haven't bought the box set yet and I am curious about this video.

Thanks!

I didn't have any issues with it. It's an MP4 file and 317mb.

Shrinking Universe
25-09-2012, 06:29 PM
Me too, muse.mu store says mine was dispatched so I suppose it's just waiting for postNL (i think) now :)

Mine still says "Estimated shipping date Mon 01 Oct 2012" :(

Dee3Dee
25-09-2012, 06:34 PM
Mine was dispatched yesterday. Go me!

JessicaSarahS
25-09-2012, 06:35 PM
Mine still says "Estimated shipping date Mon 01 Oct 2012" :(

I haven't received any emails about the delivery of mine. :(

Looks like the box set is sold out in the US store.

And:

tW1mVHz2RZc

:happy:

Keth
25-09-2012, 06:36 PM
I think I'm the only one who won't be getting the box-set.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m80pniC3UK1qhd1w7.jpg

Shrinking Universe
25-09-2012, 07:23 PM
I haven't received any emails about the delivery of mine. :(

Looks like the box set is sold out in the US store.

And:

tW1mVHz2RZc

:happy:

That's too tempting... why are they doing that to us? :(

Anyway, I don't know if we should be getting an email. I just logged into the .mu store to check the status...

JessicaSarahS
25-09-2012, 07:27 PM
That's too tempting... why are they doing that to us? :(

Anyway, I don't know if we should be getting an email. I just logged into the .mu store to check the status...

I know, I want it now!

Ah, thanks. I just checked the status. "Not yet shipped." :(

Jobby
25-09-2012, 07:46 PM
tW1mVHz2RZc

:awesome:

I can't wait for that thermal lid, I can see myself messing about with it to no end :chuckle:

frutiger75
25-09-2012, 07:46 PM
I know, I want it now!

Ah, thanks. I just checked the status. "Not yet shipped." :(

considering the price (and the element of exclusivity), i see no reason why those who ordered the box set should receive it any later than the precise day of the release. i mean, really -- pay 10x more than 99.999% of those who shell out even any funds at all for the music...and receive it tardily?

unfortunately, history seems to be repeating itself; this issue happened with TR boxset shipments -- for most living stateside, anyway...

JessicaSarahS
25-09-2012, 07:50 PM
considering the price (and the element of exclusivity), i see no reason why those who ordered the box set should receive it any later than the precise day of the release. i mean, really -- pay 10x more than 99.999% of those who shell out even any funds at all for the music...and receive it tardily?

unfortunately, history seems to be repeating itself; this issue happened with TR boxset shipments -- for most living stateside, anyway...

I'm not really complaining quite yet, I'm just impatient and spoiled and I want it early. Also I selected the shitty shipping term since I don't like paying more for shipping. If it's not here by the 5th, then I might get a bit pissy.

frutiger75
25-09-2012, 08:06 PM
I'm not really complaining quite yet, I'm just impatient and spoiled and I want it early. Also I selected the shitty shipping term since I don't like paying more for shipping. If it's not here by the 5th, then I might get a bit pissy.

i'm preemptively complaining, contingent upon a possible late delivery. otoh, if it arrives either early or on time...

lalashasta
25-09-2012, 08:31 PM
I'm with you all on hoping to receive it early! I'm waiting for it to arrive in my mailbox to finally give T2L a listen (unless it comes in late of course, then damn I'm just streaming it online)

But since I'm from Canada I bought it from the Canadian store (I believe Rhino Records?) and I have no idea where to go to track that

Edeslash
25-09-2012, 08:37 PM
Where do you guys see whether it's dispatched or not?

Shrinking Universe
25-09-2012, 09:06 PM
Where do you guys see whether it's dispatched or not?

I just logged into the .mu store to check the status...
.

Jobby
26-09-2012, 06:22 AM
I received an email notification today that said it's on its way! :awesome:

I haven't :( I hope it at least arrives on time, if it arrives late I'll be annoyed.

Blype
26-09-2012, 06:22 AM
I received an email notification today that said it's on its way! :awesome:

I got an email a while ago saying my boxset was coming from Australia instead of the UK (I ordered from .mu :facepalm:) but my order on .mu says arrival is Oct 1. Release day here is friday, so I'm not sure when to get it but I really hope it comes by friday. :(

markmagness
26-09-2012, 08:00 AM
I bought the last one despite not having a record player. I still don't have one but I want to buy this set too! but can't afford it as I'm saving for my wedding. :(

sandertheninja
26-09-2012, 08:01 AM
I didn't recieve an email.
The fact PostNL sneds it makes me not happy, I always have trouble with them.

Shrinking Universe
26-09-2012, 08:10 AM
I received an email notification today that said it's on its way! :awesome:

Grats! :)

Did it change the order status in your .mu account? Mine still says 1 Oct... :(

Alesi08
26-09-2012, 08:11 AM
Where can I find the order status? :$

Shrinking Universe
26-09-2012, 08:13 AM
Where can I find the order status? :$

I just logged into the .mu store to check the status...

My account => current orders.

lyricalwax
26-09-2012, 09:31 AM
This. The CD is not lossless, it'll probably be less than 320kb/s mp3.

Yeah for sure...I can definitely tell the difference between 128/160 mp3's from the old days vs 256-320...but I know I wouldnt be able to tell the difference between 320/flac and HD audio...I don't think the difference is going to be noticeable to even the snobbiest of audio snobs. They'll think they hear it...

Lol, a few misinformed people on here. 320kbps (.mp3) is not the same as FLAC, and if you have the CD, you can just rip to FLAC yourself which is lossless. The "HD audio" is just a slightly better version of this lossless format (24-bit/96kHz as opposed to 16-bit/44.1kHz). I very much doubt anyone can tell the difference between these two formats. This is not, I repeat, NOT the same as any version/bitrate of MP3. I guess mscaramelli has explained all this perfectly already.

Most media players play FLAC but if you want to play them on iTunes or on an iPod, you need to convert to ALAC (Apple's lossless codec). To play on a normal stereo/CD player, you'd need to convert to .WAV and burn to CD. Or you could just use your purchased CD.

JessicaSarahS
26-09-2012, 08:11 PM
I got an email a while ago saying my boxset was coming from Australia instead of the UK (I ordered from .mu :facepalm:) but my order on .mu says arrival is Oct 1. Release day here is friday, so I'm not sure when to get it but I really hope it comes by friday. :(

Awww, I hope you get it on friday!

Grats! :)

Did it change the order status in your .mu account? Mine still says 1 Oct... :(

Mine doesn't say anymore. It doesn't say on the UPS tracking thing either. :confused: I'll check again tonight.

Travisx2112
26-09-2012, 08:21 PM
This. The CD is not lossless, it'll probably be less than 320kb/s mp3.


:LOL:

The CD is lossless. 44,100kHz, 16-bit, uncompressed audio.

JessicaSarahS
27-09-2012, 06:53 AM
Checked again. Delivery was originally scheduled for Oct 3rd, but has been bumped up and will be here sooner than that! :awesome:

Jobby
27-09-2012, 01:45 PM
Just checked my order on the main page and it says it was dispatched yesterday :awesome: Hopefully, it'll arrive early then!

JessicaSarahS
27-09-2012, 05:33 PM
Just checked my order on the main page and it says it was dispatched yesterday :awesome: Hopefully, it'll arrive early then!

:dance:

Zolic
27-09-2012, 06:31 PM
Mine was dispatched this Monday :awesome: hopefully it'll be here by tomorrow :happy:

clairbear
28-09-2012, 02:52 AM
Opened the front door this morning to find my "The 2nd Law" Box Set had arrived. I don't know if this has been done on purpose - but when you press your hand onto it it keeps an image of your hand - cool!

CONNECTOME!

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clairbear62/image_1348799417210425.jpg

JessicaSarahS
28-09-2012, 02:58 AM
Opened the front door this morning to find my "The 2nd Law" Box Set had arrived. I don't know if this has been done on purpose - but when you press your hand onto it it keeps an image of your hand - cool!

CONNECTOME!

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clairbear62/image_1348799417210425.jpg

Yep, that's the liquid crystal thermal reactive lid in action! Looks great!

sumosasuke
28-09-2012, 03:55 AM
My precious... :eek: :dance: :awesome:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A32dWsSCQAAqQm0.jpg:small

Shrinking Universe
28-09-2012, 06:50 AM
Finally dispatched as of this morning... let's hope they manage delivery on Monday or I'll be very annoyed... :(

Dead Bliss
28-09-2012, 07:18 AM
The money has gone from my account but there's no record in the order history so nothing to track.......

Keth
28-09-2012, 07:31 AM
*jealous of everyone* :supersad: :'(

Blype
28-09-2012, 07:38 AM
Finally dispatched as of this morning... let's hope they manage delivery on Monday or I'll be very annoyed... :(

Don't worry, mine was supposed to be here today and I have to wait 'til tuesday.

Worst long weekend of my life. :'(

fabripav
28-09-2012, 07:42 AM
I had the boxset before it was mainstream :phu:

Glad to see some of you are getting it :happy:

Jobby
28-09-2012, 07:45 AM
I had the boxset before it was mainstream :phu:

Glad to see some of you are getting it :happy:

What's the thermal casing like, Fabri? Is it as cool as it looks? :awesome:

fabripav
28-09-2012, 07:54 AM
What's the thermal casing like, Fabri? Is it as cool as it looks? :awesome:

Even cooler imo :awesome:

Dead Bliss
28-09-2012, 07:59 AM
Worked out why I cant track :

Registered on the forum/website with one email

ordered boxset with another.

But because i'm not registered with said email I can;t track order? Bugger :(

Where are people from who already recieved it?

fabripav
28-09-2012, 08:02 AM
Worked out why I cant track :

Registered on the forum/website with one email

ordered boxset with another.

But because i'm not registered with said email I can;t track order? Bugger :(

Where are people from who already recieved it?

Italy, I got it tuesday morning.

Dead Bliss
28-09-2012, 08:05 AM
aaaah I'm getting excited for nothing then probs, Sometimes in the UK you can get pre-orders early but not all the time..