Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: How well can you hear audio quality?

  1. #1
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    Seshmeister's Avatar
    Member No
    11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:20 PM
    Location
    Scotland
    Age
    99
    Posts
    31,764
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    2,366
    Thanked 8,283 Times in 5,290 Posts


    Rep Power
    10

    How well can you hear audio quality?

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thereco...-audio-quality

    This has been up for a while but I only just tried it.

    The page allows you to test yourself/your headphones or speakers to see if you can distinguish between 128kbps mp3, 320kbps or uncompressed WAV.

    This is kind of important given some services charge more for higher quality and the big size of the uncompressed files. The bootleg community get very excited about such things.

    I took the test expecting to choose a mixture of 320 and uncompressed because I wouldn't be able to tell. Instead I was completely consistent all 6 times choosing 128kbps as the best one!!!!
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  2. Thanked Seshmeister for this KICKASS post:

    private parts (06-04-2019)


  3. #2
    King Of Smut
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    twonabomber's Avatar
    Member No
    28
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:42 PM
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Age
    51
    Posts
    9,335
    Status
    Online
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked 1,866 Times in 1,210 Posts


    Rep Power
    10
    I picked WAV correctly for the last two samples. Wasn't listening real loud. PC to ancient Mackie 1202VLZ mixer to Yamaha HS7 monitors.

    I can tell a low-quality MP3 when cymbals break up, a harsh sound and not a shimmer.

    Picked 128kbps three times and 320 once. That was Coldplay, and I didn't make it through the whole sample.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  4. #3
    PFC Roth Army
    Sniper
    private parts's Avatar
    Member No
    22591
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Last Online
    08-13-2019 @ 10:52 AM
    Location
    RIGHT HERE
    Posts
    848
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked 225 Times in 153 Posts


    Rep Power
    15
    I was all over the place. Picked WAV once, 128k twice and 320 three times
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  5. #4
    FROGALLIC
    ROTH ARMY ELITE
    Jérôme Frenchise's Avatar
    Member No
    9783
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:23 PM
    Location
    Frogland
    Age
    48
    Posts
    6,834
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    696
    Thanked 395 Times in 295 Posts


    Rep Power
    25
    In a few years, the thread title (posted in Non) will be "How well can you hear?"
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  6. #5
    FROGALLIC
    ROTH ARMY ELITE
    Jérôme Frenchise's Avatar
    Member No
    9783
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:23 PM
    Location
    Frogland
    Age
    48
    Posts
    6,834
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    696
    Thanked 395 Times in 295 Posts


    Rep Power
    25
    How well can you still hear?

  7. #6
    Rock God
    DIAMOND STATUS
    Hardrock69's Avatar
    Member No
    11017
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Last Online
    06-29-2019 @ 12:22 AM
    Location
    A Small Dive in a trashy neighborhood somewhere on Fornax 9
    Posts
    21,490
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    1,458
    Thanked 2,507 Times in 1,593 Posts


    Rep Power
    61
    If you really want to hear a difference, though the site does not have this as a choice, record something at 24-bit, 96khz. Then encoded it as a 128 mp3, and listen to playback comparing the two. It is obvious.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  8. #7
    Roth Army Recruit

    Member No
    35656
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Last Online
    08-06-2019 @ 03:06 PM
    Location
    usa
    Posts
    2
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    I believe the generally accepted threshold for mp3 artifact audibility under normal listening conditions with quality listening equipment is under 192 kbps.

    It's much lower with Opus, which is an amazing codec.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  9. Thanked taylormick for this KICKASS post:

    Seshmeister (07-24-2019)


  10. #8
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    Seshmeister's Avatar
    Member No
    11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Last Online
    Today @ 05:20 PM
    Location
    Scotland
    Age
    99
    Posts
    31,764
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    2,366
    Thanked 8,283 Times in 5,290 Posts


    Rep Power
    10
    The side effect of the power of Opus is it helps bands like Kiss lip sync more convincingly.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-27-2018, 03:18 AM
  2. Quality Of Timex Watches
    By Kristy in forum Max's Non VH/DLR Related Stuff
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-23-2013, 06:08 PM
  3. It's Quality, Not Quantity
    By LoungeMachine in forum Max's Non VH/DLR Related Stuff
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 12:48 AM
  4. Where can I get some quality footage??
    By tsqaure in forum Bootleg Corner
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-09-2005, 10:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •