Of course I use profanity. Audiophiles are fucking morons. They're dumber than people who wage political campaigns against vaccines. People who are afraid of vaccines at least have minor blips of correlation to base their fears off of, while the science simply shows no connection. Audiophiles have hard science and experimental data that actually proves they're wrong.
Sometimes, there is scientific data about audiophiles being wrong (like FLAC vs 320k MP3), but no..any idiot can tell the difference between a Cerwin-Vega PA and a Funktion One. Klippel tests can provide scientific data to analyze why this is the case. So, your argument is far too broad to be true. Also, inserting profanity rather than logic or anything to backup your claims shows you're making emotional arguments rather than scientific ones.
I'm not talking about frequency response, I'm talking about sample rate because the person I was replying to was talking about sample rate in relation to FLAC, MP3, etc., and the discussion thread is about limiting the sample rate of the sound card. Please read before you post.
FLAC vs MP3 is largely a result of the cutoff at 16khz of MP3 sound, and attentuation of treble frequencies. While someone might have talked about sampling rate (which does matter), the vast majority of the perceived difference in quality is due to the attentuion of treble frequencies. Thus, my comment was completely germane to the subject matter.
You're wrong about music production as well. People play instruments and they're recorded. There's a lot of digital manipulation, and lots of canned or digitally-generated samples are used, with some bands/artists using more than others, but the vast majority is still sourced from people playing instruments and singing into microphones. Regardless, none of this has anything to do with music - it simply has to do with sound and the reproduction thereof. You CANNOT hear any frequencies higher than 20 kHz. If there is a 99 kHz tone in the room interfering with things, you hear the interference pattern's effects in the human-audible range. You do not heat the 99 kHz tone. Everything you hear is within the human-audible range, and double that is enough to transparently reproduce any sound a human could ever hear.
I am not wrong about music production. Perhaps in the 90s when you acquired this knowledge it was true, but now this is not the case. Yes, people sing into microphones. That's where it ends. Hip hop music, pop music, electronica all use totally digital sources these days for the basslines, synth lines, and pretty much all the music besides vocals. Vocals themselves are manipulated to hell and back with vocoders, chorus, flanger etc. The second part of your statement is somewhat true but misleading. Yes, you do not hear the 99KHZ tone. However, if you have a 16khz audio signal with a 22khz overtone, many would describe the sound as being "warm" due to the interference of the higher-frequency overtone with the lower frequency signal.
Now this is just complete bullshit. If you can hear the speaker it is producing a pressure wave. If one speaker is a box and one speaker is a human they're still both producing pressure waves. When two pressure wavefronts collide, such as at your ear when you're hearing them, they interfere. A speaker's quality is measured by its ability to reproduce the input signal. For all speakers humans listen to, the highest frequency that matters in 20 kHz. You cannot hear anything higher than that. You are not special. Any audible interference from higher frequency sources is already baked into the signal, and a doubled sampling rate covers any aliasing. A speaker's quality has nothing to do with your ability to engage in conversation in front of the speaker. If I output the inverse of what you're saying people wouldn't be able to hear you, by design. If I output exactly what you were saying people would be able to hear you more loudly. If I output X people's ability to hear you depends entirely on the interference between X and what you're saying and their own brain being able to concentrate and fill in gaps. The speaker's quality has to do with how well X matches the input. There is no connection between your conversation and the speaker's quality.
You are a madman. Never did I claim to hear abovd 20KHZ or anything outrageous. There is a great deal of connection between the speaker (and amplifier and processor's) quality and your ability to hear a conversation at normal volume in front of it. Because of the speaker quality matching the input so well, it does not distort into other frequencies. Thus, it is easier for a human ear to pick out normal conversation and removes the need to shout. I have countless times had to shout over subwoofers/etc to talk to people at a club or party, but also, countless times when good quality soundsystems are used (like Danley, Funktion-One) with quality processing and components, I am able to have a conversation a couple meters in front of the soundsystem at normal volume 100% intelliglbly.