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Of course you won't get anyone that claims 24/96 sounds superior to 16/44 to make an ABX test to verify those claims. That's not how that audiophile bullshit works.

I did some ABX tests of 24/96 vs. 16/44 material. It's impossible to hear any difference at all.

I used 24/96 SACD rips and made my own downsampled 16/44 versions of them, with professional dithering and anti-aliasing applied. That way I can be sure to have the exact same audio material for both. Often there's different sounding mixes on the SACD layer and Redbook CD layer of a SACD, so that's why people claim to hear differences between 24/96 and 16/44 - yet in fact it's just a different mix, and people could not hear any difference if the mix/mastering were the same.
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Listen to some good 24bit digitalized music for some time, and then go back to normal 16bit, you`ll notice the difference.
That's a bad idea - you are less likely to hear real differences (shall they exist).

The best way is to use instant switchers.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:02 PM
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If you don't mind slightly larger size, some digital recorders can record/play 24 bits of some audio format (but not flac), ie Sony M10 http://pro.sony.com/bbsccms/assets/f...rder_A1178.pdf
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If you don't mind slightly larger size, some digital recorders can record/play 24 bits of some audio format (but not flac), ie Sony M10 http://pro.sony.com/bbsccms/assets/f...rder_A1178.pdf
Too bad it's so expensive, since JK98 would have a field day w/anything that can use disposable/rechargeable batteries!!!!!
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Old 06-18-2010, 12:58 AM
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If we are getting into larger size/pro audio territory, he could just lug around a Cantar-X.

I'm sure you'd make quite a splash anywhere you land rocking that and some flashy cans =D
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Are there any mainstream players that support 24/96 audio ?
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Are there any mainstream players that support 24/96 audio ?
Ok, this is the wrong site to discuss this. I'm waiting for he deluge to begin,...
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:31 AM
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No mainstream maker that's trying to make a profit would bother to add a feature that's not going to appeal to a large number of buyers. By large number of buyers I mean millions. It's doubtful the number of people that believe there's an audible benefit from files the size of 24/96 would be enough to make the needed R&D, engineering, marketing and other associated costs worth the effort.
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While I do not believe there is any audible benefit from 24/96 files and would recommend anyone thinking of this to try some ABX testing, look here ... Help me here can't recall if that triangle Pono from Neil Young plays them. Oh and was it ever released, can't be bothered to look as I would never buy one
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I think the Pono will support them,...and possibly the upcoming FiiO X3.

Then there's (supposedly) the iriver AK100, but it has horrible playback specs, is overpriced, and only works (decently) with high impedance iem/hp's. a waste of money overall.

Lastly that I'd even bother to mention is the ibasso dx100. It was going to be an amazing product, until it's crazy pricing, woeful battery life, lackluster performance, and exceptionally bad & buggy version of Andriod killed it for almost everyone.

There may be others that claim to do what you ask, but almost all downsample during playback. This may or may not include Oppo, HiSound, etc,... The jury is currently out on them.

If there's something I missed please post it,...I'm curious me'self.
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The FiiO X3 is the only affordable player that I'm aware of that supports 24bit audio.
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The FiiO X3 is the only affordable player that I'm aware of that supports 24bit audio.
Many would say the Fiio x3 is unaffordable. As for me, I am very stubborn and won't spend over $100 for an mp3 player unless it is truly superb and has long battery life. The battery life on the X3 is only around 11 hours.

So far I haven't found any mp3 player I am willing to spend over $100 on.
The Cowon X9 8GB seems like the most impressive player under $150, although the semiproprietary connector is annoying. It also doesn't have HD radio, a second card slot, or Rockbox support.
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Only YOU say the FiiO X3 is "unaffordable",...
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The FiiO X3 is the only affordable player that I'm aware of that supports 24bit audio.
Are there measurements showing that?
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