Originally Posted by Asr
Originally Posted by Mshenay
But yes techincally all Lossy are teh same the ONLY thing 24+ bit does over 16bit is that 24bit has frequancies above 24K hrz, 16bit is limited to like 24khrz I think
No offense, but this is some of the worst misinformation that I've ever read on Head-Fi. 16-bit PCM is not limited to 24kHz, and the difference between 16-bit and 24-bit audio has nothing to do with the frequencies that can be represented.
I do not think the empiricists can hear what others can, so they use 'science' as the excuse to browbeat others.
I don't care if they use only 128 MP3 and post volumes of white papers on why I cannot hear better than that.
They are happy with 128 - good for them.
The issue is that they cannot reciprocate with those who use DSD or other high resolution sources.
That most of them don't 'see' this - that they cannot tolerate others making choices on other value sets without insulting them - is telling of their perspective.
Anyhow, enjoying the higher resolution sources in my chain and the comparisons to lower rez sources of the same material. Awesome to re-discover music you thought you knew all the details.
My recommendation to newcomers or those on the fence is this:
Ignore this noise. Don't listen to me, or those who disagree.
Get the higher res sources and listen. If you hear it, use it, If you don't, don't use it.
That was easy, wasn't it?Edited by marone - 9/22/13 at 2:48am