GunsOfBrixton
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Check out this NPR audio test. If you can easily identify all of the hi-res songs then it might be worth it.
https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2015/06/02/411473508/how-well-can-you-hear-audio-quality
If not, don't waste your time. I'll just note that, for me, I could tell the difference slightly better than chance when I tried really hard, but it didn't impact my enjoyment so I didn't spend my time or money down that route.
Aug 1, 2018
Azeendeen
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cool. But one question. You could obviously tell the difference in sound between audiophile headphones right?
Aug 1, 2018
GunsOfBrixton
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Definitely, both from the perspective of high quality vs. freebies that come with a phone, as well as the differences between high quality headphones. (e.g., my HD6XX sounds quite different from my DT880).
Personally, I can pretty consistently tell the difference between, say a 128k mp3 and a 320k mp3 that I've ripped.
Where it gets hard for me is around 196 vbr mp3 and above. If I listen hard, I can do a little better than chance, but I mostly want to enjoy my music not focus on finding missing data bits.
Put another way, if I had the choice of spending $200 towards upgrading from 320k mp3 to lossless, or towards more/better headphones, it would be the headphones 100% of the time.
Aug 1, 2018
phoenixsong
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Aug 2, 2018
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Second that
Aug 2, 2018
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