Originally Posted by 8Mile
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.