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

Ricardus Vincente wizardofgosz at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 17:18:38 UTC 2014

On 10/05/2014 11:39 AM, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 8:47 AM, Chris Bannister
> <cbannister at slingshot.co.nz <mailto:cbannister at slingshot.co.nz>> wrote:
>     Spot on Ralf! You've said it way better than I ever could.
>     Once you've actually *heard* good sound, an MP3 coming from a computer
>     just doesn't cut it.
> have you ever actually done a double bind test of 256kbps or 320kbps
> mp3 vs PCM data?
> i challenge you to take one. almost nobody that has ever taken such a
> test can tell the difference (which actually means that when
> predicting which is which, they do not get the answer right more than
> 50% of the time, indicating that they actually have no basis for the
> supposed claim of being able to discriminate).
> the hydrogen audio forums are a good place to read up on such tests,
> as is a google search, though most of the really solid double blind
> test papers are behind paywalls.

 Yes. And this extends to 16/44.1 vs. 24/96 and 24/192.

 The rest is just religion.
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