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Certain lossy encoders (eg Sony's ATRAC) do actually clean up the sound by removing stuff that although you can't hear does "muddy" the sound. When I first invested in a minidisc deck a few years back I was quite surprised at this, when some MD copies actually sounded cleaner than the original CD.

However, MP3 doesn't fall into this category, and MP3 encoded material does sound noticably worse.

Also it depends very much on the listener. I seem to be cursed with being able to hear minute differences that most people wouldn't, eg the slightest trace of MP3 compression, even the difference between OFC and silver speaker cable (the silver cable sounds better!). I say "cursed" because it means I end up spending a lot more on audio hardware than on CDs to play on it...

 is a RISC OS UserSquirrel on 7/10/05 8:57AM
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