Originally Posted by Head Injury
Your experiences mean nothing without a blind test. That is what this thread, the whole sub-forum itself, is about. Please, don't try to convince us of anything until you have something to back it up.
You haven't even done the test with the two provided files, have you?
I have not with this test as I am not that familiar with the recording but I have with my own files on my ipod with tunes that I have listened to in one format or another for 20 years and in particular with DAP's for the past five years. I wanted to make sure I knew the recording and the music first.
I used the first act from Wagners the flying Dutchman and telegraph road by Dire Straits, both tracks I am very familiar with which makes more sense in a comparison scenario than listening to something I am not familiar with!
With Both recordings at 128 AAC and Apple Lossless I heard very little difference in actual details but as I have said I noticed quite substantial differences in the emotion of the recordings. I cannot prove this with statistics, just my feeling, which I have been open about before. I hope that helps you understand my thoughts. I am not trying to convince anyone I am right, that would be ridiculous as no one has my ears!
If you read my posts I am actually asking if anyone else has had this experience!
I think it is harder to tell the difference (if any) if one is not familiar with the music, artist and recording, but that is just me and I guess my thoughts are null and void to you because of that!
Edited by ianmedium - 7/5/10 at 7:03pm