Anyway, I wish I had your ears guruboolez!
Golden ears would probably perceive a difference between different decoders on real listening conditions.
huh? I cannot really follow your post.I don't think the Shibatch mpg123 library and lame are related in any kind. 16+ bit output should be possible with winamp mpg123 plugin as well.Are you confusing something?
Oh damn! I've always thought dithering was no good.
the side effect of re-dithering is more noise in the audio signal but this can be somewhat offset with proper noise shaping, although this is very subjective.
oops, then the fault was on my side. Good to know, though. If you are correct, these conclusons can be drawn from the test:- Neither MAD. nor mpg123, nor FhG can outperform its competitors (one better here, the other better there)- only a combination with dithering and noise shaping will offer signifivantly better quality.Right?
Golden ears would probably perceive a difference between different decoders on real listening conditions. Common ears, like mine, need to push the volume to extreme position. Try, please... I was the first to be surprise to hear differences.
I wonder why other audio players didn't use these techniques. Is it really hard to program? Dithering/noise shaping is very common on studio mastering: most of my CDs have visible noise shaping. So if studios use them, it must be good.