Re: This is an IT site
> You can't hear the difference.
Wanna bet? Or, would you care to back that assertion up with reference to any rigorously conducted double blind tests?
But, even if you can't hear the difference, imagine that, in future, your audio software can zoom in on, say, the first violinist in the orchestra, so that you can pick out clearly what she's playing. You'll be very glad that you have a recording that has enough detail and a low enough noise floor.
That's one of the points of recording stuff - it's for the future, not just for today.