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hifijohn
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how good is your hearing???

ok all you audiophiles here is a chance to prove your hearing.
[url]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzeWmlLY97RSVVF5N0VJSWZqNWc/edit?usp=sh...
its one minute of rebecca pidgeon's spanish harlem
original wav file and 4 mp3 versions
compressed to 320k,224k,112k and 64k
can you hear the difference, the 64k is the easiest.

I hope the link works, I have had trouble with the mediafire links.

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There's something else going on with the 2nd sample

The 2nd sample of this is unusually problematic and unstable. Not sure what is going on with that one.

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very good, its the 64k. now

very good, its the 64k. now which one is the original??

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Ah, OK, now I get it. Duh!

I thought you simply listed the order and figured it was having problems with my computer in the download or something. It's random order. I'll give them all a good listen with my Grado 60s and see if I can identify the changes in some sort of order of quality.

This could be a very fun thread if everybody leaves their egos at the door.

I'll post my perception of order starting from best to worst in a few minutes...after giving it all a listen.

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Quite a bit harder than I thought it would be

With the exception of track 2, they were all very enjoyable, though for me, it came down to 5 and 1. I sure wouldn't want to bet the ranch on this.

Went through the tracks again this evening to see if my perceptions changed...and they did.

1M,3,5,4,2

I'm going with this one.

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Im not going to reveal the

Im not going to reveal the order just yet Ill wait until there are more comments.

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Hang on guys....

I will get some time to play sometime this weekend, hopefully.

Bill - on the Hill
Practicing Curmudgeon & Audio Snob
- just an “ON” switch, Please –

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