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Old 01-31-2013, 05:02 AM
stormyrider stormyrider is offline
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Default Re: Assume sound quality is equal: Digital or Analog?

Originally Posted by 8Mile View Post

I would love to do a truly blind A/B test and see if I could tell the difference between 128/256/320, etc.
I've compared moderately high bit rate (224) to 16/44 FLAC on my home stereo, which is probably considered a decent consumer system, as opposed to "audiophile"
with close listening, there is clearly more depth to the FLAC. I wouldn't notice it with casual listening. If I didn't listen to each side by side I might not be able to consistently tell which is which. I suspect that with higher end systems, the difference may be more apparent. or maybe not.
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