[vorbis] OT: Perfect Pitch
miyaguch at eskimo.com
Tue Mar 26 22:06:39 PST 2002
> One other note on HiFi: Sturgeons Law applies with bells on.
> On the one hand people pay $40 for a green permanent
> marker to make their CDs sound better (really!), but
> contrawise many of them believe that vinyl records sound
Green markers aren't the nadir of the audiophile pseudo-science
scene. Check out this huckster (he hasn't lured any stupids yet, thankfully):
> Very rarely in HiFi do you see double blind tests or any attempt
> at reasonable comparisons, and the manufacturers
> are active in suppressing same. So even if ogg is technically
> superior, I'm not sure how you'd sell that to audiophiles.
Sound and Vision has actually done a couple of blind comparisons of codecs,
but publications like Stereophile never do. If you want to see an exercise
in futility, hop on over to rec.audio.high-end, where world class
researchers like James Johnston and John Feng regularly fail to convince
people that sighted listening tests are a flawed way to test for subtle
differences in audio components.
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