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Re: A/B listening tests

So true, frequency response in the average adult just isn't good  
enough to hear the extra hz, but dynamic range is another story


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On Jul 8, 2007, at 9:14 PM, Bill Fox <billyfox@soundscapes.us> wrote:

> samba - wrote:
>> There used to be a lot of musicians saying digital didn't sound as  
>> good as
>> analog ,and a engineers saying no one could tell the difference in  
>> A/B
>> tests.
> Speaking of A/B testing, according to what I've read, the difference  
> between 16 and 24 bit digital can be heard much more easily than the  
> difference between 44.1kHz and 192kHz.  So it isn't the sample  
> frequency but the bit resolution of each sample.  Plus, the more  
> linear the AD and DA conversions are, the more transparent the  
> process becomes.  Bit depth and conversion linearity seem to far  
> outstrip sample frequency at obtaining audible quality improvements.
> Cheers,
> Bill