Quoting Ralf Mardorf :
> Peder I listened to the Axel F. samples one after the other without
So why don't you do an ABX test and get it on paper?
Since you've so boldly stated that MP3 sounds like crap you should
have no problem telling any original from the 165 kbps, or similar, MP3.
> However, if there
Of course a crappy stereo setup with some $50 speakers will sound
worse than a $5000 Monster cable powered setup, but you're free to
take this test on any equipment you'd like. An MP3 that sounds like
shite on a $5000 stereo probably won't sound any better on a $500 one
but if you can't ABX a file on the expensive setup it's very likely
that you can't do it on the cheaper one either.
> For my individual dealing with audio recordings I can't imagine why I
If *you* don't want to deal with anything but 192/24 audio (or even
"pristine" analog vinyl) that's perfectly fine but unless you have
some data supporting that claim you're in no position whatsoever to
say all MP3 files sound horrible.
> I don't need data reduction, if
When I listen to music I listen to the song itself and what the artist
was trying to convey - not what the engineer was thinking on the
particular day he mixed the song.
After all; most of the old Beatles/Rolling Stones/Queen/whatever
albums aren't that spectacular sonically speaking, are they?
Again : if you always listen to music with a highly critical audio
engineer ear that's perfectly fine but unless you have some data
backing it up you can't just claim it sounds horrible unless it's at
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