juxter1 said:Think about the whole argument you are trying to pass off as fact.
Sampling. If you use a higher bitrate from a source that is analogue then you are definately going to end uwith something close to the original.
Drop that rate down and no matter what you think you hear there WILL be a drop in quality.
I would rather err on the side of higher quality and be more at ease in my mind that what I am listening to is closer to the original analogue sound.
As to the iPod thing, yes I am sorry, I was reading two threads at the same time. But I do feel that a certain company has gotten too big a hold on people and they think it really is hi-fi. A stranglehold that is damaging when you can't find high quality alternatives.
I get the feeling that you haven't actually read the article in question as you display a distinct lack of knowledge about digital audio.