Audiophile or Audio-Fooled? How Good Are Your Ears?

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  • Published on:  Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • In this video, we explore the differences between MP3s, WAV, FLAC (lossless), AAC and whether you can tell the difference? or if it even matters? Discussion on mixing, listening, monitors and audion file formats.

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    http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2015/06/02/411473508/how-well-can-you-hear-audio-quality

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  • ArgoBeats

     (Oct 13, 2017)

    I'm not an audio file.

  • Ronnie Mann

     (May 14, 2019)

    😆

  • eddie ciletti

     (Apr 30, 2019)

    You can buy Audio Files at the hardware store, lol!

  • José Quiroga

     (Mar 20, 2019)

    I got all of them,My secret: very bad internet speed

  • DADOU OMÉGA

     (Mar 23, 2019)

    Same

  • raspillade

     (Feb 12, 2019)

    My neighbors have never complained about the quality differences between MP3 and Wav...

  • Bat Masterson

     (Mar 12, 2019)

    well I was born in 1937 and I can't hear a damn word he talking about I think he said he wants to pee with music I do too.

  • zirco77

     (Feb 12, 2019)

    A small point worth adding, especially for anyone claiming audible difference or lack of it, is that mp3 encoders are not created equal (the same applies for newer popular compression formats).Mp3 specifies how to format the data, but not how to encode it. Encoders have to make "choices" about what to filter out or even transform, and some are better than others. Unless you have a good mathematical background (in which case you might as well understand formulas by yourself), here's a fairly...

  • C O

     (May 14, 2019)

    Best is the LAME encoder, produced by the original cast that created mp3, the Fraunhofer Institute.

  • Jim Kerrigan

     (Apr 27, 2019)

    same holds true for decoders

  • Van Allen

     (Oct 12, 2017)

    I'm an audiophile.... I'm not allowed within 500 yards of good music :(court ordered...

  • Luis Eduardo Casper Braschi

     (May 13, 2019)

    Law&Order SVU intensifies

  • XB

     (Apr 20, 2019)

    Bummer LOL!!!

  • Tony Antonuccio

     (May 16, 2019)

    Audiophile = audio lover! No claim of superior hearing is made. That would be a Golden Ear.

  • David Perry

     (May 8, 2019)

    I prefer flac because you get the sound quality of WAV with the fraction of the space as WAV.

  • iamthebeelzebub

     (Jan 31, 2019)

    Just listen to death metal and you can instantly spot the difference. MP3 muddles up the low frequensies.

  • Thanks be to God

     (5 hours ago)

    How can one muddle musicthat is by definition*muddled?*

  • lithiumdeuteride

     (Apr 30, 2019)

    Be careful about conflating dynamic range compression (loudness war) with file size compression (what MP3 does). They are completely separate phenomena.

  • Nazmo King

     (Mar 7, 2019)

    Haha, perfect fidelity on Neil Young still doesn't bring him into pitch:-)

  • Fire In The Dugout

     (May 13, 2019)

    I love Neil Young!Smoke a little and listen to Cortez the Killer and tell me it's not brilliant!

  • Nazmo King

     (Apr 15, 2019)

    +charlie p Yep, totally agree! Him and Bob Dylan are widely known for that very thing.