Quote from: Axon on 28 June, 2011, 04:33:03 PM:FIf it's easier with speakers, then I'm inclined to at least suspect that the difference might be distortion-induced.That's the second post you've made in this thread suggesting that a small difference in volume (the other time, .05 dB) was detectable due to distortion.By what mechanism would distortion differ significantly over a .05dB power change? Or even 1 dB? I can certainly accept that speakers can have audible distortion. The question is how much the distortion can change, beyond just scaling with the main signal, over a very small range of level.
:FIf it's easier with speakers, then I'm inclined to at least suspect that the difference might be distortion-induced.
Is there a possibility that some convertor chips are designed from scratch to convert at multiples of 44.1 but have the ability to resample to multiples of 48 and vice versa? Are these things supposed to be equally good at conversion (as far as the human ear is capable) at all sample rates?