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Listeners Know Hi-Res Music

No Comments 29 June 2016

Listeners Know Hi-Res Music

via Billboard: A new study finds that casual listeners can tell a difference between standard and hi-res audio, with trained test subjects accurately ID’ing the formats around 60 percent of the time. (But do they care?)

Can listeners really hear the differences between standard and high resolution audio formats? A new study arriving soon from Queen Mary University of London thinks so, though the results found that it clearly helps if you’re a trained audiophile.

The findings, which will be published in an upcoming Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, compared data from over 12,000 trials where participants were asked to examine samples of mostly classical and jazz music. It found that casual listeners could tell a difference between the audio formats, with trained test subjects accurately ID’ing the formats around 60 percent of the time. Click on the link below to read more…

Author: Billboard staff

Read More/Original Source: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/7423157/listeners-know-when-music-is-hi-res-study-finds

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