[internetworkers] MS opens music store

Roger Austin raustin3 at nc.rr.com
Fri Sep 3 11:46:32 EDT 2004

Michael Czeiszperger wrote:
> Maybe its a coincidence, but for a previous employer I ran a blind 
> listening tests on lossy compression schemes, and found that the "blind" 
> part really messes up people's understanding of what sounds good.  I'm 
> sure some people can hear the difference, especially with high-end 
> equipment, but found that most people who think they can hear the 
> difference can't really :-)

  Was there a difference between types of music? I would think
that you might not hear differences in something like heavy
metal, but you might hear a difference with a string quartet
or Irish ballads. Was the testing done with test sounds or
music tracks?

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