Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Do You Have Golden Ears?
Here is an interesting demo I heard about on This Week in Media. It contains 2 audio clips in both 128 kbps and 256kbps mp3. One clip is Mozart and the other from R.E.M. The Mozart clip has a lot of strings in it. The R.E.M. clip has background vocals. Both are where you might find the differences represented. To be honest, I can't hear a clear difference. The strings feel a little more mushy but that could be psychoacoustic too. Certainly it's not the sort of thing I would notice without an A-B comparison. Give the demo a listen. Can you hear the differences?
Posted by Steve Rowe at 8:49 PM
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I can not hear any difference. But I do not have great audio equipment. I think it would be interesting to label 256 kbps as 128 kbps (and vice versa) and then ask somebody to say which is better. :)ReplyDelete