No not really because it's very likely that most hi-res files out there in internet land are sourced from different masters to the CDs, certainly for old stuff recorded on analogue tape. If you really want to hear only the difference between 24/96 (etc) and 16/44, the only real way is to start with the hi-res file, convert it to 16/44 and compare the two that way.
Major Fubar is right!
Hi-Res music to me sounded quite like vinyl in all honesty - a lot smoother. This to me is a good thing!
However buying Hi-Res in the UK is very diffucult! I have heard that some of HDTracks is being sold as 24/96 but isnt etc.
Its expensive too @£18
I have 2 Hi-Res albums - Eagles - Hotel California (Linn Records) & Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow (her own website) they both sound fantastic and they have both come from studio Hi-Res masters.
I have done the test 24/96>16/44 and noticed the 24/96 was smoother - but to be honest there is not a lot in it they both sound good and guess it depends on you DAC etc
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This link has helped loads!
Whats the chances of What-Hifi magazine doing the same?
+1.. Some of us buy expensive systems yet we cn't even play well recorded music on them. This brings me back to the piont of recording studio's. I have been to too many & reconizge the fact that so many feel the need to compress the hell out of the music, to make it sound more loud & commercial. I would go as far as saying only about 20% of music sold is well recorded.
The whole music industry is floored as far as music is concerned. I think we are at a piont now were this needs to be adressed. With all this new tech on Hifi yet the music which is suppose to be communicated to us is recorded badly
Our systems can only sound as good as the music we play on it. So yes please WHF.
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