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Re: [ARSCLIST] Good idea, dumb business model so far -- soapbox
On 12 feb 2009, at 17.02, Bob Olhsson wrote:
And this is before the double blind tests I've seen reference to which
show that the vast, vast majority of people, even audiophiles (both
green CD pen owners and non owners alike) cannot tell the difference
between lossless and high end AAC/MP3 recordings on typical or even
higher grade playback equipment...
The tech sector press keeps repeating this mantra yet the fact
there is simply no evidence I'm aware of that reducing the price of
recordings increases sales volume. It isn't like this hasn't been
both retail stores and labels.
Of course, a 64k wma file encoded from a crap-o-disc played on a high-
end reference system is different, but people forgot and try to
compare the equivalent of a 25 year old rust bucket to the latest and
greatest top-end BMW.
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