I'm looking at a fairly insensitive pair of headphones (86 dB), and wondering how much output power matters.
Quoteit seems that the symmetric benefit at "denser" music.Could you give an example, I don't see that in the data.
If you take The Ambient Visitor, Bobby McFerrin and Bach, which compress very well, I see a difference between FLAC -8 and OptimFROG max of about 4%-point, or about 10%. Looking at Jeroen van Veen that is about 6% point or > 20%. However Skrillex and Merzbow see about 3% point difference, but because these compress much less, this translates into a difference of only about 4%. So, I think I see the opposite trend?
* Hm, since I am too lazy to check: Is the Revision 4 corpus a subset of the Revision 5, or did you also remove signals?I started mostly from scratch, only adding sources from revision 4 when I couldn't find better alternatives. Most revision 4 sources did not return in revision 5.
* Also, since I cannot check: the Pokémon album you have both as hi-res and as CDDA. Are they ... what we in music would speak of loosely as "the same mastering" (in that the difference would be very low volume if the 192 were carefully resampled to 44.1)? The results are a bit different between 192 and 44.1They were generated from the same programs with the same emulator but with different settings.
* What was the recording chain of your diffuse sound fields recording? Is there any suspicion about that phenomenon "2" that TBeck points out in reply #12?Sounds were recorded with a Zoom H4n and normalized in Audacity. So it it highly likely that OptimFROG benefits from the mentioned holes, yes.
it seems that the symmetric benefit at "denser" music.Could you give an example, I don't see that in the data.