> This is just more of the same delusion. Even a simple, inexpensive DAC
The oversampling that DACs use is to avoid artifacts from the reconstruction process. I have implemented these algorithms myself. But the DAC cannot reconstruct what is not there. And there are inevitable losses in the digitization process with a limited number of bits.
> 16 bit isn't imperfect given that it scales from the lowest detectable audio level to a level that would cause hearing loss.
You are confusing two things here. The 16 bits has to suffice both for the dynamic range of the music and for the structure of the wave form.
The dynamic range of the human ear is ~100db. 10db is worth about 3.32 bits. So 100db is about 33 bits, or twice the entire space we have already.
On top of this you need room for the wave form. Realistically if you want a pathetic 8 bits for the wave form, you are left with 8 bits for dynamic range or less than 30db.
So much bro science in this thread.