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Hi-res audio folk to introduce new rules and weed out impure noises


These are the same people who've claimed that gold-plated connectors sound better, or promote "oxygen-free" copper for its "superior" signal transmission qualities.

I'd love to have any of these self-proclaimed "engineer" submit to a truly blind, random listening test, and see if they can simply pick out their "high def" playback from an ordinary CD. When a similar test was done to compare high and low end stereo systems (after much reluctance, when the blind nature of the trial was revealed) a similar gaggle of audio "experts" wound up picking out a cheap, ~$100 K-Mart utility system over a staggeringly expensive, multi-thousand dollar one. More than once.

The Myth of the Golden Ear has simply found a new bottle of snake oil to hawk.

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