- Feb 5, 2020
- Oxford, England
It should also be said that in this particular field there is essentially no research besides Toole, it's not really something that has been extensively studied imho. BBC did a lot of research back in the days but it is dated now, seems that it is not an interesting field anymore.
In spite of the considerably reduced budget the BBC still performs research; I believe that they're currently pursuing binaural and spatial audio.
In 2017 they broadcasted an experimental live FLAC stream of the Proms which unfurtonately led to the decision not to stream Radio 3 in FLAC:
We believe that the overall benefit to the audience would be small.
We are passionate about audio quality and would like to see more lossless streams available, but having conducted this experiment it is clear to us that there wouldn't be enough of a real benefit to the audience.