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geekiegeek
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  #412538 3-Dec-2010 15:54
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My wife who is a technophobe can hear the difference between flac and mp3.

I dont mean this as a personal attack timmmay but how can you run a website that reviews the sound of various headphones when you cant tell the difference between lossless and mp3?




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  #412577 3-Dec-2010 17:20
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Sometimes people hear what they want to hear. The studies I read (a few years back now) said most people couldn't tell the difference, and some preferred the mp3. I haven't done a comparison in a few years, so I can't say for sure I can't hear a difference, I should try it some time with my headphones and my speakers. I honestly don't know where my CDs are, probably in a box somewhere I guess.

There's http://www.trustedreviews.com/mp3/review/2009/11/18/Sounds-Good-To-Me/p5  too. Double blind, decent amp and headphones.

Anyway, when testing headphones it doesn't matter what your source is, so long as it's consistent between headphones. I don't really review all that many headphones, mostly my users do that. Though I have reviewed, owned, and listened to more headphones in the past couple of years than most people will ever see. Unfortunately not the really nice headphones :(

 
 
 
 


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  #412741 4-Dec-2010 09:10
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Fair enough Timmmay, I guess this is one of those "agree to disagree" things. :-)




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