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post Feb 1 2012, 23:25
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High-Resolution Audio Explained (PCMAG, February 1, 2012)

[Neil Young] was referring specifically to the compressed MP3 and AAC files most people listen to today. Truth is, they just don't sound all that good. [] Even 256Kbps (and yes, 320Kbps) files are still audibly different than what you hear on a CD, although at least those are somewhat closer to the mark. [] Switch to an uncompressed FLAC file, and all of the above flaws go away. [] Stereo sound fields become three dimensional, with a sense of depth and space. It sounds as if a veil has been lifted; everything has more definition and natural sound.

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post Feb 2 2012, 14:04
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Though many things in the article can certainly be contributed to an 'audiophile way of theoretical thinking' the conclusion is right IMO: widespread possibilities to download losslessly encoded music is desirable. What to do with it afterwards is up to everybody's personal preference. Maybe many people don't like to transcode as a personal process afterwards, so it would be best to provide a lossy and a lossless version.
Most of the music I add to my collection I download in mp3 form today, but I'd prefer much to do so in lossless form and wouldn't care to pay a moderate extra if necessary.

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