For bragging rights that your hearing is better than the Bionic Woman and Superman.
compact disc, dacs, mp3 players and streaming audio
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Well, for sure, at my age it's been years since I could hear all there is to hear. Nevertheless, whatever the cause of my current sensory condition, it's a certainty I do not benefit from music at 24/192 with perhaps one exception. The other day I downloaded a plethora of DOO WOP music from iTunes, stuff that was originally recorded in the late 50's and early 60's when editing was a tape splice and repair job. This music sounds nice. I can really get into it. That's to say, I enjoy it when listening to it via Airplay to Airport Express delivering 16/44 to my DAP via Toslink connection. But, when I send this iTunes 256k data to my OPPO 205 DAC, which is set to up sample input to 24/192, I get the sensation that I can hear where the DOO WOP has been spliced. This does make some sense if the 24/192 claim of it creating "tail end detail" is true. Now, I don't think my experience legitimately bolsters that propaganda; yet, it does make me wonder if there may be some benefit to 24/192 that I can indeed discern and is that benefit worth spending an additional $20 for the thrill. :D
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When I use Bluetooth, I do not feed it lossy algorithms for music, especially MP3. MP3 can not handle multigenerational use without badly audible artifacts, another reason why we ban MP3 use on air by the radio stations I engineer for. If lossy is used, MP2 or use AAC. Those algorithms don't suffer from this issue when there's multiple A/D-D/A conversions in a broadcast plant.
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Again. It depends on the Bluetooth version and features. From what I've read not all Bluetooth recompresses MP3 (multi-generation). But sends it natively to the receiver where it will get decompressed and rendered (single generation).