I'd like to introduce another alternative to "HDTracks" and "Pono"- HDAudioPlus 320.48KHz "audiophile mp3".Nearly 20 years in development and created especially for Classical music, HDAudioPlus delivers all of the the audio quality of hi-rez - and more - minus the bulk. By packing our "not-mp3" codec into the mp3 envelope, we can keep file size to a bare minimum.But here's the best part:HDAudioPlus doesn't require ANY special player, device, or software WHATSOEVER.It was designed to PLAY ON ANY DEVICE on ANY PLATFORM - Windows PC AND Apple!Too good to be true?Hearing is believing: Check out our stunning MTV-style Demo Gallery on Vimeohttp://vimeo.com/channels/nobodydoesitbetterLikewise, please visit our commercial R+D website for documentation and "before and after" evaluation files remastered in HDAudioPlus (available for download) in all genres:http://hdaudioplus.comLast but not least, chill out and tune in to our Baroque Classical radio station broadcast in breathtaking 320.48KHz Baroque 24/7 http://baroque247.com.Paula WertheimExecutive Director-HDAudioPlus, Israel
Jesus, I couldn't listen to it for more than a few seconds. It sounds awful.I wonder what speakers/headphones they used.
This has to be a joke.
The originals sound soooooooooo much better than the HD+ crap.
The website it claims to be a subsidiary of (http://baroque247.com/) is even more ridiculous in some respect. It saysBrilliant 48-bit HD+ audio streamingWhatever that's supposed to mean... Really, labeling yourself as 'world-leading' and having a website like this... Indeed, this has to be a joke
...Reminds me of the thing in psychology where those who excel at something tend to underrate their abilities and those who are actually bad tend to be really confident. ...
Quote from: ktf on 23 December, 2012, 09:34:10 AMThe website it claims to be a subsidiary of (http://baroque247.com/) is even more ridiculous in some respect. It saysBrilliant 48-bit HD+ audio streamingWhatever that's supposed to mean... Really, labeling yourself as 'world-leading' and having a website like this... Indeed, this has to be a joke 48 bits.48 bitsNow let me think.48*6.02=288.96.Put the noise floor at atmospheric.That means ... 295dB SPL.Of course, that's a meaningless measurement, but let's think more.295-194=101dB.That's, um, 112 atmospheres, give or take.Are we talking core of the earth? Jupiter? Inside the sun? What? Not quite high enough for neutronium.
I imagine this is yet another case of a technically inept marketing department going unchecked. I'm guessing the technical people at the company are watching from the sidelines, annoyed and powerless.
The Dunning-Kruger effect explains a lot about a lot of things