w3wilkes Posted February 2, 2019 Share Posted February 2, 2019 Why all the noise on "Hi-Res"? From my own experience and some objective testing by others it looks like Hi-Res is more hype and marketing than any real world enhancement. In reality there is very little true Hi-Res music available. If you read the audio rags you'll find that they don't do any real scientific testing. Any older music that's recorded on analog equipment will never be Hi-Res. As @maxmpsays, the hi-res capability in phones is "experimental" and to me it feels like just another gimmick to sell you a new phone. Here's some articles you may find interesting; https://medium.com/@skikirkwood/truth-lies-and-fraud-in-the-audiophile-world-a365e56c97c4 http://www.realhd-audio.com/?p=6267 there's a reference in the first article of some testing of high bitrate MP3 tested against FLAC (lossless CD quality) in A/B/X testing and the most picked for best sound was actually the MP3, go figure! Here's a link to the actual testing, how it was done and the results; http://archimago.blogspot.com/2013/02/high-bitrate-mp3-internet-blind-test.html There's an old story that seems like it applies... "The Emperors New Clothes" http://www.andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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