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

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

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I still can't tell the difference between a WAV file and a 320kb MP3. Anyway, this guy explains the differences:

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At 320kb you're not going to hear much artifacting. Heck, I'm a (former) sound engineer, and 320 is fine (however I record everything at 320 WITHOUT VBR).

Anything below 320 and I start hearing annoying compression artifacts - especially with cymbals. It's the reason I can't stand to listen to rock stations on SiriusXM. They compress the crap out of those streams. It sounds worse than an AM radio to me.
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