I am not an audio guy, but looking at the troubles you guys go through with all those expensive stuffs, obviously you guys can tell the difference. I'm just curious if everyone can tell the difference.
So far, I 'll have to conclude that I have never been able to tell the difference between looseless and MP3 at greater than 256kbps, I've tried many blind tests and I'd say I never got beyond chance. I use my computer which has the Creative X-Fi Extreme Music, and the Shure SRH-440 headphone, as well as ER MC5. I can kind of tell the difference between these two though, also the difference between the PC sound card and my phone which is the Samsung i8000, although I couldn't describe exactly what is different.
I never had good loud speakers which is probably why I couldn't tell if there is anything wrong with my cheap speakers, although they must suck simply because how cheap they are, the price of a small roll of speaker cable.
Also, foobar2000 doesn't really sound anything different from WMP to me, nor does ASIO or whatever versus KS and normal output.
Anyway, when people talk about sound quality stuff, when they say oh MP3 sucks (I've given other people blind tests and it seems they could distinguish 320k CBR and looseless), or that the highs of that headphone is too flat or whatever, I'm kind of jelous that I couldn't tell any difference. Although I don't even think everyone is equal, but when it comes to my self I kinda let it slip and tend to think I don't have the bad ears.
Don't worry though, it's not like I can't sleep because I can't distinguish MP3 and FLAC, it's just that I came across this stuff today and wanted to ask. I'll forget about it soon enough