Like I said before even the best algorithms can not replace information that was discarded by mp3**compression they can only substitute it with a best guess if you will in the mp3 process.
I am aware that *some mp3* measures well but that can not tell the whole story of dicscarded information substituted by algorithems in mp3** that is why I said earlier that mp3 usually measures poorley (meaning not always)
If one wants to believe it makes no difference ,feel free to do so by all means but that does not validate the placebo science evident in that thinking, however all are welcome to believe what you will and defend those beliefs .Audio perception like most things human is subjective. everyone hears somewhat differently you can't quantify if with armchair/google science or legitamate scientific study you can get close but still no cigar!
Some here have some knowledge of the subject to be sure and believe what they may know to be true .
Nothing wrong with that but when dicussion degenerates into vitriole attacks and snide comments
then free intelegent dicsussion is inhibited .
OTOH at least for me (and many others ) I know that if I'm listening to 16/44.1 or better on a decent system its much more likely ( highly probable in fact to sound better than mp3***.)
Some here perhaps should come over to Audiokarma or maybe Steve Hoffman's forums just to see alternative viewpoints you may or may not find it interesting as they are more focused on audio than TV there. OTOH if you enjoy discussing audio it's a diversion from the usall TV stuff here
which is pretty good btw I'm learning a lot about TV here (I don't know everything :-) .
The bad part about the whole thread here is WE meaning ALL of us
after post 5 or 6 hijacked the thread and contributed nothing of value to the OP 's origional topic.
Arnold I will say you did give OP good advise in post 3. You shouldn't take offense that I do not share your beliefs it's nothing personal or meant to be derogatory or denigrating in any way.
My beliefs are based on my experiences and knowlege not yours so ofc they are bound to be different .
Oh Arnold, Of course I can not fly you should know that !
Unfortunately this thread has morphed into little more than a pissing contest most of us were guilty as charged and then some of the self proclaimed scientific illuminati were in fact trolling this tread and making snide comments and contributed nothing ,seems like in a lot of forums *some* folks that have a lot of posts somehow feel entitled to thread crap with a comment and quickly duck out without participating.
Hopefully the OP will not be to discouraged from this thread , most threads here aren't as bad as this one became.
OP would also do well to check out Audiokharma for audio questions.
Kinda of a poor welcome welcome for a new poster! This thred ended up being a crap fest (Ofc there was one main instigator maybe two) not
much free discussion although some did attempt free discussion and got thread crapped .
Some posters here were trying intimidate some of the other posters with their knowledge
or references right,partially right , wrong maybe out of context or at least debatable .
and took offense to anyone that did not agree with them . (not my problem :-) )
That being said I think the Moderators would be doing us all a service by locking the treadEdited by tubetwister - 9/12/13 at 7:18pm