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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

boltar Silver badge

"There was ONE exception, a guy who could tell what is what above statistical error: he was deaf on one ear and his hearing on the other ear was severely limited (due to an explosion, IIRC). He described the artifacts of the mp3 encoding as some sort of "breathing"."

Just guessing but possibly his hearing was severely frequency limited as well as volume limited which meant that every frequency he could hear mattered and his brain had rewired itself to focus on that small frequency band so he more easily noticed any notch filtering that took place within in.

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