I know this subject has been debated, ad nauseum, before here but I would like to see a vote on this here. How many here believe they hear a sound quality difference between CD and "hi res"?
24 bit. What the age come do here?My experience has been that there are two possibilities;
either there is no difference or
any difference there is so subtle as to render it irrelevant
perhaps with the best electrostatic headphones and the hearing ability of an 10 year old or my dog there might be a small difference. But what difference would that make?
One thing is always forgotten in all of these debates.I know this subject has been debated, ad nauseum, before here but I would like to see a vote on this here. How many here believe they hear a sound quality difference between CD and "hi res"?
The comparison with a screen resolution does not make sense.One thing is always forgotten in all of these debates.
If the original source material was not in a resolution above CD quality, it doesn't matter what Hi-Res format / resolution you listen to or compare it in, there can be no difference.
This of course also applies to analog source material. You can compare it to analog recordings in photography. Digitize a 35mm negative or a slide with 20 and 50 megapixels, you will not see any difference.
The best mastering? In my world, the ancient world where you find music lovers, the mastering is the picture that the producer want to give to the public.of course, there are those who believe in the efficacy of "upsampling" ...
I wonder if that is correlated with being an anti-vaxer?
OTOH, there are some AI based fill in the dots products for post-processing in photography coming out - I think Adobe has one. One could certainly do that in audio - and maybe has already been done for tics, pops, etc.
But, in general, the best study on this is the meta-analysis conducted by Reiss. While imperfect, he found only a marginal improvement.
A study using very high res vs. Redbook or even mp3 with young musicians might be illuminating.
I suggest sticking to speakers/room, the best masterings, and finally maybe power amps for better SQ.