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Comment: Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (Score 1) 469

Maybe I'm odd, but when people ask to have a technical discussion about something I do for a living, I'm usually pretty happy to oblige.

Taking it to your metaphor, all I'm seeing here are people engaging in a mutually self-gratifying conversation about how there's heaps of data and evidence that shows Sasquatch isn't real, but once I ask to see that data, suddenly I'm the asshole.

Comment: Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (Score 1) 469

I agree with you, but if someone says "I can see the moons of Saturn during the day with my naked eye," I can't really do much about it. If that same person said they had mathematical evidence that proved he could see Saturn with his naked eye, I don't think I'm out of line for asking to see that data. That's my beef here: people are ragging on audiophiles and the like for believing in black magic without any data to back it up, but many of the people here who complain about those audiophiles clearly don't know what they're talking about, either. I just find it odd that someone who says, "you can use math to prove that there's no perceivable difference in a 128kb MP3 and a 320kb MP3" is considered insightful, but when a guy who has a genuine interest in home audio asks to see that math, he's a troll.

Comment: Re:Don't care. (Score 1) 294

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Comment: Re:Basic set theory... (Score 1) 469

You dropped off that "bps" after your "320k". Those letters are pretty important. 320kbps doesn't mean that the audio file can smoothly play frequencies up to 320kHz. Most MP3s run at a 44.1kHz sampling rate, meaning it can play frequencies up to 22.05kHz, but at that point it'd just be a square wave.

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.

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