Wow, I am truly NOT an audiophile.

Wow, I am truly NOT an audiophile. I was working on audio proxies in Sony Vegas and on a whim decided to see what variety of sample rates I have in my own music collection. Nearly all of it is 44.1 kHz (not a surprise at all, since most of my collection is ripped from my own CDs).

But I was very surprised to see that some of my music is 32 kbps, 22 kHz mono MP3. I must have been messing with encoding settings and forgot to change them back. Collectively, I’ve played those 44 songs about 500 times and I never noticed the supposedly terrible audio quality…

3 replies on “Wow, I am truly NOT an audiophile.”

  1. Maybe it’s like reading text without vowels… those songs are so familiar your brain just fills in the missing phase space. ūüôā

    Have you tried re-ripping a few songs at higher settings to see if you notice the difference?

  2. Matt Haffner¬†, not yet but I was planning to do exactly that this weekend. These particular songs, I’ve never listened to “raw” — they went straight from CD to computer and I filed the CDs away.

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