[LAU] [Bulk] Re: Lossy audio to lossless format

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Sun Oct 5 10:40:51 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-10-01 at 09:14 -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:27 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com>
> wrote:
>         Your ears are probably the best tool. Some hear well, and some
>         do not.
>         I am amazed at the number of people who cannot tell if mp3 has
>         ever been
>         in the mix. To me its obvious, when your ears get tired of it,
>         and want to
>         "change the station" in just a minute or so, its been an mp3
>         at some
>         point.
> For crying out loud, stop this nonsense!
> It is established without any shadow of a doubt that the overwhelming
> majority of the population CANNOT tell the difference between a
> reasonable bit-rate encoding in mp3 format and the original PCM data.
> This isn't up for debate.

For crying out loud, stop this nonsense Paul!

Just because several people can't distinguish cheese made of raw milk
with cheese made from heated milk, doesn't mean that the tests are ok.
I'm unable to stand heated milk, I'm unable to stand cheese made from
heated mild and I'm unable to stand MP3. Yes, there are double-blind
tests that confirm that people guess the real taste of a strawberry is
the artificial taste and that the natural taste is artificial. IOW if
you make double-blind tests with degenerated idiots, the results will be

Please post links about MP3 double-blind test done with human beings who
still remember how a real strawberry or banana yogurt does taste, who
know how a real Camembert made from raw milk does taste.

What group of people was unable to distinguish between a good recording
and a MP3?

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