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How much difference is there between MP3, CD and 24-bit audio? | Technology | theguardian.com

English: CD, DVD and SACD player.

Why are we still listening to over-compressed music through low-quality headphones when advances in bandwidth, storage capacity and speakers not to mention headphones means we could be listening to high-quality uncompressed audio all the time?

Neil Young’s Pono player has spurred a renewed interest in high resolution audio – music that promises to bring the high-fidelity experience of vinyl to the digital age.

The premise is simple: high-resolution music sounds better than the highly compressed MP3 and even the CD, which preceded it as the most favoured form of digital audio for the best part of 30 years. The failures of higher-quality music formats such as Super Audio CD SACD and DVD-Audio, and the continued absence of “24-bit audio” – which should give far higher resolution to sound than the 16-bit audio used on a CD – suggests that high-resolution music faces many challenges.

via How much difference is there between MP3, CD and 24-bit audio? | Technology | theguardian.com.

 

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