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Any worth it encoding over 16KHz?, Moved from Listening Tests
Blutarsky
post Feb 21 2012, 16:30
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Aged 45, I have performed this test and can hear up to only 15KHz.
Does it make any sense building my digital library over 320Kbps mp3s? Useless using FLAC or any lossless format if cannot hear anything above 15Khz, unless high bitrates will improve lower frequencies too....

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post Feb 23 2012, 15:17
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There is still one good reason for buying CDs or lossless encoded files. If at any time you need to encode to lossy, and you need it in a different codec or at a different bitrate, then encoding from lossless will give you the best possible quality. When you transcode from lossy to lossy the quality may be just fine, but there is no way to be certain. Sometimes lossy transcoding doesn't work out that well.
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- Blutarsky   Any worth it encoding over 16KHz?   Feb 21 2012, 16:30
- - xnor   I guess the best way to find an answer would be en...   Feb 21 2012, 16:43
- - pdq   There are other reasons besides low-pass filtering...   Feb 21 2012, 16:58
- - 2814-6890   I don't believe in using low pass filters beca...   Feb 22 2012, 01:52
- - wakibaki   If you ever have guests, or possibly even inherito...   Feb 22 2012, 03:16
- - Porcus   In principle, it is not a good idea to perform jus...   Feb 22 2012, 11:02
- - Blutarsky   Oh well, I will just FLAC everything for archiving...   Feb 22 2012, 11:57
|- - phofman   QUOTE (Blutarsky @ Feb 22 2012, 11:57) Oh...   Feb 22 2012, 12:24
|- - Dactyl Spondee   QUOTE (Blutarsky @ Feb 22 2012, 12:57) Oh...   Feb 22 2012, 18:48
- - halb27   I'd be careful deciding upon the exact lowpass...   Feb 22 2012, 20:14
|- - Blutarsky   QUOTE (halb27 @ Feb 22 2012, 13:14) I...   Feb 23 2012, 11:07
|- - halb27   QUOTE (Blutarsky @ Feb 23 2012, 11:07) QU...   Feb 23 2012, 15:28
- - pdq   There is still one good reason for buying CDs or l...   Feb 23 2012, 15:17
- - Blutarsky   Is there any benefit at higher bitrates on low fre...   Feb 23 2012, 17:26
|- - pdq   QUOTE (Blutarsky @ Feb 23 2012, 11:26) Is...   Feb 23 2012, 17:29
||- - Blutarsky   QUOTE (pdq @ Feb 23 2012, 10:29) QUOTE (B...   Feb 23 2012, 17:35
||- - Kujibo   I could hear 14 kHz at a reduced volume but still ...   Feb 23 2012, 23:24
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Blutarsky @ Feb 23 2012, 11:26) Is...   Feb 24 2012, 13:19
- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Blutarsky @ Feb 21 2012, 15:30) Ag...   Feb 23 2012, 17:56
- - Blutarsky   RE: Any worth it encoding over 16KHz?   Feb 24 2012, 00:26


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