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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nico Coesel)
Subject: Re: Music - Do numbers matter?
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 19:27:36 GMT
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Joe Blogs wrote:
>On 2 Jan 2003 00:56:44 -0800, email@example.com (James Llort)
>>I'm after a new sound system for my studio. I have very sensitive ears
>>so sound quality is of the upmost importance. I mostly enjoy classical
>>mustic, and I can hear the nasty 'stepping' on CD players as the
>>wonderful sound is horribly broken up into chunks with the digital
>>scheme. I'm guessing this is because my old system uses a duel "1 bit"
>>ADC. This brings me to my first question: How many bits can a human
>>ear detect? I would have thought an 8 bit sound card from my old 286
>>would offer better sound quality, but it is rather nasty I'm afraid.
>>My 32 bit sound card isn't much chop either - I want a sound card to
>>hook up to my new system to listen to my MP3's.
>If sound quality is so important to you then why are you listening to
>MP3's? MP3's are compressed and therfore suffer sound degradation over
>the original format. Like Tiff photos compared to Jpegs.
That comparison is not entirely right. Human ears don't hear
everything when different tones are mixed. This means that certain
parts of the music can be left out because now one will hear them
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