Exactly what the title says. I'm trying to see if I can detect the difference between 24/88 and 16/44. I know there are technical differences, but I want to see if I can hear them.
I don't want this to be an HD vs CD thread, or FLAC vs MP3 as I know those exist already.
I purchased Seal's "Best of 1991-2004" album from HDTracks.com and I have Seal's first album accurately ripped from a CD via EAC.
When I compared his "Crazy" track from both albums with Foobar's ABX component (hiding my results), I got this log file output. To me the difference between the two was incredibly obvious and I actually preferred the sound from the B sample as it sounded airier and less aggressive (apparently it was the one ripped from the CD). Perhaps my test results were because of the difference in albums in itself (maybe the "Best of 1991-2004" album had re-mastered tracks), so I was wondering if there is a way to down-sample a music track so I can get a more accurate test result.
Foobar ABX Log Results (Click to show)
Test was done with a JDS Labs Objective DAC, Objective 2, and a 2012 AKG K 701.
Edited by miceblue - 1/25/13 at 11:46pm