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What's the benefits of high resolution audio?

If we humans can hear up to 20 kHz, then why there are digital download albums in 24 bit / 192 kHz for example?

Years ago, a man said about this subject: "You also don't hear frequencies below 20 hertz, but you 'feel' the bass on your body."

I found this answer meaningful.

Let's say it's okey in low frequencies, but how about in "high frequencies" ? Do we feel anything above 20 kHz?

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"With 24bit music you can listen to silence much louder!". (c)
sales of "feels" bring quite real money. maybe high frequencies required for production.

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But, if it's recorded on analog system anything can go including 32bit.  ::)


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There are benefits. Unfortunately it's mostly to the profit margins of the companies selling the stuff. If they can convince you to pay a premium for it or to re-purchase content that you already own, that's a benefit (to their profits). Some Hi-res content might be from a higher quality original, in which case there is a real benefit but that's not due to it being Hi-res.

P.S. most adults cannot hear as high as 20kHz. Hearing normally degrades with age and many other factors, like shooting guns and using heavy machinery and such like.

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@antz answers the OP's question: to convince you to buy the same music - once again, or possibly also "rather from us in this format [at a premium] than elsewhere".

Bigger numbers look more impressive, but at this resolution, all that you get will be bigger numbers to look at. A TV with ultraviolet capability won't make you see better, but it can equip you with "bigger numbers" to read, if the user manual is more exciting than the movie ...


Years ago, a man said about this subject: "You also don't hear frequencies below 20 hertz, but you 'feel' the bass on your body."
That is inaccurate but irrelevant. Irrelevant because even low-bitrate lossies handle sub-20 anyway. Inaccurate as disproven in lab experiments (and for that matter, I could hear twelve on my in-ears myself) - there is really no other basis for the "20 Hz" quote except that it came about at some time when you couldn't reproduce sub twenty ... and "20 to 20k" being ten octaves and easy to memorize.
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