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Subject: Re: Question about CD-Quality and MP3

Re: Question about CD-Quality and MP3

From: Christi Alice Scarborough <>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 13:20:50 +0000

Andreas Stemmer wrote:

>> Annecdotally I can tell you that a friend lent me some 192kpbs MP3s
>> that I listened to for a while before buying the album. I could
>> hear enough difference on the CD that at first I thought I was
>> listening to a different mix of the album, which I certainly wasn't
>> expecting. This was via my stereo though - I believe the difference
>> is less detectable when listening on earphones.
> Interesting. I'm wondering where this big difference came from. Did
> you burn a real audio cd from your "lent" MP3s or do you have a MP3
> player in your stereo?

No, I connected from the line out of my H140 to an audio input on the
back of my amp, so may well have experienced that.

> Btw, it's usually easier to hear differences with earphones because
> you can hear more details then (_real_ earphones, of course, not cheap
> ear buds).
Not true in my case, but then I have a very good stereo. (Also
audiophile earphones (ER-4Ps), but the stereo is better.)

Received on 2006-02-02

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