Originally Posted by Showmak
What is the difference between DTS 1536 kb/s and DTS 768 kb/s? What is the advantages of one on the another? Are there any audible differences?
Can I listen to DTS 768 kb/s and believe that I am getting the best audio from the movies/musics? Or should I go for DTS 1536 kb/s?
Why I am asking is because I have a decent speaker system, and I am downloading movies and musics from torrents, some movies are in DTS 768 kb/s and some are in DTS 1536 kb/s, but the file size difference is huge between the two. Normally for DTS 768 kb/s movies the file size varies between 2~4 GB while for DTS 1536 kb/s is between 7~20 GB.
With many thanks.
As a Die Hard Analog designer who listens to most classical CDs with a Studio Monitor headset, I swore I'd never listen to mp3s, but I just bought a 2016 SUV with high end factory audio (an oxymoron) and guess what - no CD! Stymied with the choice of Analog vs. Bluetooth vs. mp3 audio. I did some research.
Even some die-hard audiophiles admitted the highest data-rate, 320 ksps mp3s, recorded and stored at 10/1 compression are virtually indistinguishable from CDs (upscaling 160 ksps mp3s doesn't count).
How could that be? On the other hand, we have to settle for significantly compressed (typically 10/1) cable and satellite TV and comparably-compressed jpeg photos if we don't want to consume the world's supply of storage or disk space.
I also did the calculation that shows storage capability is still doubling every nominal 15 months.
Digitizing film - if the jpeg compression artifacts, the pixel size and film globules are roughly comparable at 4/1 magnification, making any one twice as good has only a minor effect on the Root Sum Square, but making any one twice as bad is significantly noticeable.
My conclusion - 10/1 compression, properly done, is virtually indistinguishable to all but the most rabid audiovideophile. There will always be horses vs automobiles, tubes versus Solid State, platters vs CDs, film vs digital cameras, ported versus sealed baffles, feedback versus open-loop, Analog vs. Digital........................
Life is a series of trade-offs. Take the splendid advice already given you by several others - try 1536 vs 768 DTS for yourself and make the quality vs. space tradeoff. If confused, always err on the side of quality. You can always reduce file sizes later. Sampling Theory says it doesn't work the other way around.
Always remember "RSS & 10/1, RSS & 10/1, RSS......."
Those high data rate mp3s sound pretty damn good and the SUV displays Tchaikovsky's picture, along with the recording's title in both English and Cyrillic. Can't beat that.