Even worse, it threatens to undermine the hi-res music concept, and bring the entire house of cards tumbling down before it has a chance to establish itself as a viable business model.
Perhaps they're introducing fake hi-res, knowing that it will be shouted down, and hoping that this will increase the demand for true hi-res.
Are hi-rez placebophiles really interested in today's mainstream music? My impression is that they predominantly aren't; rather, they are interested in music from previous generations, recorded to analog tape long before the hideous practice of reducing dynamic range that began in the early '90s.
From "What Hi-Fi?" magazine.Victor's plan to turn CDs into high resolution threatens the entire HD music industryhttp://www.whathifi.com/blog/victors-plan-...-music-industryby Andrew EverardInteresting – or rather worrying – news out of Japan that Victor Entertainment, the music division of JVC has developed a way to convert CD-quality recordings so they can be sold as HD music.
True, 20kHz is beyond the limits of the hearing of almost all listeners – let's not include the fmaily pets! – but there's plenty to suggest that harmonics up in this high-frequency area can affect the way we hear what's going on in the more conventional audible band.
It's right up there with 'Colorizing' Casablanca or old Laurel and Hardy shorts, or taking clasic movies and retrofitting them with 3D.
[...] 2D>3D conversions create something that upsampled CDs lack: a noticeable difference!
QuoteEven worse, it threatens to undermine the hi-res music concept, and bring the entire house of cards tumbling down before it has a chance to establish itself as a viable business model.I thought the iPod had already done that? A decade ago?
I interpret it to mean that most listeners are listening on relatively low quality equipment (bud earphones, iPod docking stations, laptop speakers), so the low quality of the music is not immediately apparent.
Sorry mates, can't get the sense of those last posts.
Quote from: zima link=msg=0 date=Perhaps more telling, more illustrative of large scale habits & rejection of hi-res music concept, was the rise of p2p music sharing a decade+ agoProblem with p2p , is that poorly encoded mp3 are circulating, and sometimes even re-encoded.At least on the <redacted> network.Moderation note: TOS #9 violation corrected, user has been suspended for two days. We take this seriously, folks.
Perhaps more telling, more illustrative of large scale habits & rejection of hi-res music concept, was the rise of p2p music sharing a decade+ ago
Yes extrabigmehdi - but that's also the point, many people still don't mind such "poor"(?) quality (re)encoded files. Similar when listening music uploaded to YT.