I think most people would notice sound quality differences between codecs and bitrates, it's just that most people don't care. Especially when you're constantly exposed to bad sounding music. I made some samples below so you can hear the difference yourself, and if you can't, well that sucks.Absolutely there are some folks that have sensitive hearing and notice subtle differences in SQ, I am not one of those and I'd venture to say most folks aren't either... Who is arguing against advancement in technology? I simply speak from reality and that is that most wouldn't hear the difference.
All samples were ripped into iTunes from the original CD using the individual compressions. They were then trimmed down in Garageband and exported as AIFF files.
64 kbps AAC (roughly XM quality)
128 kbps MP3 (what most people listen to)
128 kbps AAC
224 kbps AAC (bitrate/codec I use)
You can't correct someone on an opinion. I've never once implied that my opinion is fact. I am not going to follow every single opinion I type on the internet with "in my opinion" or "imo."Well you tend to type as if you speak for everyone when in reality only you speak for yourself, so I have corrected you on that and naturally you don't like it. Since the issue here couldn't possible be you, then it is me who is extreme in my debating.
The difference between what you and I do in debating is that I lay down an opinion and then offer up evidence to back it up (debate). You lay down an opinion, and when I disagree with you, immediately you start looking for ways to attack me or say that it's just my opinion.
Again, I don't think most people care. I know I don't care, because I use Apple devices for almost everything. For most users of the iTunes store, DRM is transparent.Once again you failed to respond directly to the comments that I made, which you tend to do. But if you had a song on iTunes and it was available in AAC non DRM and AAC DRM which would do you think most would select if they were the exact same price as they are on Amazon? Be honest!
I thought I read somewhere that you're 49.OH but that is right I am being extreme in my views, because you couldn't possible be wrong now could you? LOL