...few would argue that MP3 was anything more than an acoustic illusion, burying detail of the music behind louder sounds in the assumption that the human ear would not miss it.
There can be no surprises, no unexpected detail in MP3 music - they are simply not there. You will not be moved to comment on fine detail in the MP3 playback, that detail is in your head - your own ultra-sophisticated audio processing has cleaned up the MP3 signal to an acceptable level.
"Some audio enthusiasts are outstanding intheir ability to note di?erences that the engineer cannot ?nd. Scienti?cdouble-blind tests con?rm over and over again that two digital audiodevices with identical speci?cations of noise, dynamic range, bandwidthand distortion can be reliably distinguished by the human ear. Thereis certi?ably something that the ear perceives that our measurementapparatus does not."http://www.resonessencelabs.com/invicta/In...serGuideILB.pdf