Originally Posted by BruceBanner
Yes my thread was aimed at Micro, but it was in no way meant sarcastically or rudely (hence my no troll line, as I am aware people are touchy about this subject).
You see many people I respect say different things. On the one hand some say they can tell a difference, others say they can't. Abx testing seems to be the only real scientific approach (and leave out placebo and opinion and stick to facts, hence why I asked if u had done any abx testing and if so what yer results might be).
I have heard some say it depends on genre. One guy I knows is into dnb and says he can tell difference between FLAC and 320, and now you here also say Jazz is a place where these differences are noticeable.
I am yet to try a hi res device, or play WAV/FLAC. I have done a little abx testing at home, but not enough extensively. I aim to try in the near future.
I'm just trying to gather intel, that's all.
I just chimed in before because I have seen too many threads get locked, people warned and banned over these things.
I have to say, you are going about it the right way (knowledge vs. debate).
The lossless vs. lossy battle will forever go on. What most people don't realize is that the battle is over before it even begins.
Example- Let's say you don't hear a difference between 320k mp3 and lossless, but Micro does. It does not matter what you or Micro do, say or prove to quantify your beliefs. You will go on a three page debate and one of you will eventually take the high road and say "we will continue to agree to disagree" and life will go on. You will continue to listen to your mp3s and Micro will continue to listen to his lossless and the world will be a better place. It really is that simple.
Bruce, when I meant you, I did not literally mean yourself, just using an example since you and Micro were discussing the issue.
Once people come to terms with- "everyone's gear and ears are different and the more resolving your gear is the more you will be able to tell a difference".....
Until then the lossless vs. lossy, hi-rez vs. redbook and cables make a difference debates will never end.
Edited by HeatFan12 - 7/9/14 at 8:13pm