Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Science in favor of analog?

Interesting piece on the merits of analog versus digital listening

As the original article notes: 
"Research shows that musical quality has a huge effect on emotional response. A recent study performed by audio researchers at DTS divided a group of listeners into two groups — one that watched a video accompanied by standard stereo 96-kbps sound (Spotify's default audio setting) and the other group listened in 256-kbps audio format. The responses in the brains of the group listening with the 256-kbps audio were 14% more powerful on metrics measuring memory creation and 66% higher on pleasure responses. And this was just 96 to 256 kbps.

1 comment:

tnargs said...

That's not analog vs digital. It's compressed vs less compressed vs uncompressed.

Shocking logic throughout the article BTW.