Bob Bickerton wrote:hobbyist wrote:forumuser840717 wrote:hobbyist wrote:With so many people happy with mp3 you have to be a virtual golden eared type to think that better gear makes a sonic difference.
No. You just have to be able to learn to listen critically, understand and analyse what you're hearing. With a little effort and perhaps some training most people can do it regardless of the colour of their ears. Whether or not it's important to you is another matter.
I am happy with how I listen.
And millions and millions other folks are happy with mp3s quality.
That's entirely your choice, but around here many people aspire to produce recordings of a higher quality for those people who can and do hear a difference.
I am sure that some people do aspire to 'higher' quality which is a nebulous and subjective thing to actually pin down.
But I wonder out of the total universe of people interested in audio just what % of them really care as long as they enjoy the music and dont obsess with allegedly different sonic nuances.