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Questions tagged [audiophile]

HiFi audio aesthetics for Home Audio or Home Theatre. Generally off-topic for Sound Design, which is not a consumer-audio resource.

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Why don't speakers sound as good as instruments

In audiophile communities you often see a crazy amount of tweaking and gear designed around sound, but I'm curious on a technical level, are there known reasons why speakers don't sound as good as a ...
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Which is the better recording of this song?

Which is the better recording of this song? I can't hear the difference no matter how hard I try, yet I see one. Which one should I archive and why are the spectrograms so different? Thanks.
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What is Tidal's 'Master' Quality sample rate and bit depth?

I've been using Hi-Fi as my streaming quality, which I believe is 1440kbps and 16bit depth. Does anyone know where I can find information pertaining to this screenshot?