Originally Posted by nick20
Why? I don't believe I can hear a difference, I actually can. So there's no "believing" what-so-ever. Either you can, or you can't.
The title is correct. Leave it as is...
Whatever you say. None of us can tell you what you do or do not believe/hear. That's not our business.
Though I don't believe you
And that's my business.
I guess it depends on what you're talking about. Between 128 and lossless there might be a perceivable difference. Between v0 VBR, 320 CBR, and lossless? Nah. Even 192 is a stretch if it's well-encoded. I'll still choose to believe that it's placebo.
Unless the "portable" we're talking about is an iMod with a home-desktop amp or iRiver with a home-desktop DAC/amp setup or equivalent.