I have quite a few basic questions and am a little confused so I thought it might warrant a thread.
- Am I right in thinking that CDs rip to 41kHz at 16bit, and If that was the case then what is the point in DACs supporting playback at 96kHz and 24bit or 32bit? Can you get higher than CD rip quality elsewhere and what is the sample frequency of .wav files?
- I was reading up on MP3 compression and it seemed like a lot of work went into finding ways of cutting out parts of a track that were inaudible and that's the only real loss. I don't know how many people can hear the difference between MP3 and FLAC or ALAC say, I can but I really have to look out for it andI couldn't tell if I was just listening to a track passively. Are the differences that striking to people and if not then why go to the extra effort of using lossless compression?
- Can anyone hear the difference between 41 and 96kHz say? (I've not done a test myself)
I'll post more as I think of them, apologies in advance