Can you tell if your listening to MP3 s?

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  1. Westindieman

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    My friend says he can tell when I'm playing MP3 s when he comes over to my place. I rip mine at 160 or 190 and I cant tell the difference over playing CDs even when I listen closely to the highest frequencies (hi-hits or cymbals). How many people can tell the difference and what do you listen for?
     
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    compressed high-end stands out for me, I had bjorks 'vespertine' album ripped to 192, and her voice still had some noticeable flatness to it in places.
     
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    When wandering around the house or listening to background music, it's MP3 192K via my HTPC, but if I sit down and want to really want to enjoy the music, then it's back to the CD's. On my system it is very noticable.
     
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    with my cheapo speakers theres no tellin if the source is CD or mp3, but with decent headphones then theres a BIG difference.
     
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    Also depends on your age, high frequency starts to go off after age 15, apparently. I'm 59 and MP3s sound great!
     

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