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Is it normal i can not hear differences between MP3 and flac?, V5 vs flac? :S
Bahamut2
post Jan 5 2012, 20:26
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I tried LAME V5 vs FLAC source with an ABX test, with at least 3 songs, and i can never notice any little difference! Is that normal?
I tried electronic music too... and it sounds really clear, my hearphones are senheisser hd 518 with a very good quality and my speakers are 2.1 Logitech THX Z2300... (btw i love them)
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db1989
post Jan 6 2012, 21:35
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. . .which would be great, but what David was pointing out (good catch! smile.gif) was exactly the fact that, if the test failed, this would not conclusively indicate that mjb2006 had been under the placebo effect before the test; for the previously heard difference may have arisen from a dodgy decoder that would now have been excluded from testing.
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Nessuno
post Jan 6 2012, 22:50
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QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 6 2012, 21:35) *
for the previously heard difference may have arisen from a dodgy decoder that would now have been excluded from testing.


Ok, but mjb2006 wrote also that he perceives distortion even using an iPod shuffle as source.

By the way: if his iPod supports lossless, as a preliminary to a more rigorous test, he could simply load it with multiple AAC and ALAC files from troublemaking excerpts of the same track, let the shuffle do its job and test if he can hear any difference between many replays.


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post Jan 6 2012, 23:08
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QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jan 6 2012, 21:50) *
Ok, but mjb2006 wrote also that he perceives distortion even using an iPod shuffle as source.
So he did! My bad, and thanks. smile.gif

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- Bahamut2   Is it normal i can not hear differences between MP3 and flac?   Jan 5 2012, 20:26
- - bauerm   Yes, very normal. It is called perceptual transpar...   Jan 5 2012, 20:50
- - emte   Dunno whether it's something out of normal... ...   Jan 5 2012, 20:51
|- - pdq   QUOTE (emte @ Jan 5 2012, 15:51) Also I d...   Jan 5 2012, 22:40
|- - richard123   QUOTE (pdq @ Jan 5 2012, 17:40) There are...   Jan 6 2012, 03:11
- - mjb2006   I routinely hear artifacts in my car, but the same...   Jan 6 2012, 00:12
- - greynol   That's pretty interesting since the interior o...   Jan 6 2012, 00:40
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (greynol @ Jan 5 2012, 18:40) That...   Jan 6 2012, 01:12
- - musicfan321   Yes, it is normal. My opinion on this - as long a...   Jan 6 2012, 01:35
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (musicfan321 @ Jan 6 2012, 01:35) W...   Jan 6 2012, 01:49
|- - musicfan321   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jan 5 2012, 19:49) QUOTE...   Jan 6 2012, 01:51
||- - saratoga   QUOTE (musicfan321 @ Jan 5 2012, 19:51) I...   Jan 6 2012, 01:54
||- - musicfan321   QUOTE (saratoga @ Jan 5 2012, 19:54) QUOT...   Jan 6 2012, 02:09
|- - db1989   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jan 6 2012, 00:49) Could...   Jan 6 2012, 01:54
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 6 2012, 01:54) Emphas...   Jan 6 2012, 10:51
|- - mjb2006   Nessuno, 1. See my most recent post. 2. How can I ...   Jan 6 2012, 13:17
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (mjb2006 @ Jan 6 2012, 13:17) Nessu...   Jan 6 2012, 14:18
|- - db1989   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jan 6 2012, 13:18) Ok, s...   Jan 6 2012, 16:32
- - mjb2006   In car: artifacts heard in some lossy files (pre-e...   Jan 6 2012, 02:13
- - Martel   When I was younger (18-20), I unintentionally trai...   Jan 6 2012, 12:20
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|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jan 6 2012, 17:00) As ...   Jan 6 2012, 21:02
- - db1989   . . .which would be great, but what David was poin...   Jan 6 2012, 21:35
- - Nessuno   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jan 6 2012, 21:35) for th...   Jan 6 2012, 22:50
- - db1989   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jan 6 2012, 21:50) Ok, b...   Jan 6 2012, 23:08


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