High‐Resolution Digital Audio

Here you will find links to var­i­ous ar­ti­cles per­tain­ing to the (hope­ful­ly ob­vi­ous) mer­its of us­ing more than 16 bits/​44.1 kHz for dig­i­tal au­dio. This page is some­what su­per­flu­ous, since any­one with­out a ma­jor hear­ing loss should be able to hear the dif­fer­ence. CD au­dio ex­hibits, among oth­er things, ex­ag­ger­at­ed up­per mids, harsh highs and a gen­er­al lack of depth and full­ness com­pared to high­er res­o­lu­tion au­dio. Un­for­tu­nate­ly, there are peo­ple out there who lack the prop­er ref­er­ences and au­dio equip­ment, and who tend to think that even com­pressed dig­i­tal au­dio for­mats like MP3, Vor­bis and AAC sound “good”. They don’t know what they’re miss­ing . . .