> On Jan 2, 2010, at 13:51, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Steve:
>> The discussion of MP3 lossy encoding is interesting, too. The U-MN guy is
>> just wrong about lossy being "indistinguishable," even at bitrates like
>> 320kbps. I would submit that ANYONE with good hearing and decent playback
>> equipment will be able to reliably tell the difference between un-lossy
>> source and MP3 lossy encoding.
>> -- Tom Fine
I guess the operative condition may be "good hearing." I have old semi
functional ears, but I can easily detect recordings done at 128, and
sometimes at 192. I cannot tell the difference between a CD and 320. It
might be interesting to have a significant sample of folks of all ages
listen to various kinds of music at different resolutions, l and actually
determine what is distinguishable and what is not.