I got 4/5 with my HD-650's running straight from my case's headphone output. I missed the electronic tune, but nailed the others.
Pretty much. The only one I wasn't able to get is the one electronic tune (not Daft Punk - but the other one - I took this test a couple of months back), and that's because it was so "produced" that I had a hard time hearing the compression artifacts. But for me the low-ends actually sounded more natural to me on the uncompressed songs. Go figure. Back when mp3's started becoming popular, it was the high-end sound that gave it away. Cymbals sounded like they were under water.You don't need high-dollar speakers or headphones to hear that kinda stuff. If you know what to listen for, you'll find it regardless.
I can do one better! Got a 1/5 with my Lsr305 studio monitors and xonar DG the first try. 3/5 2nd try. Strangely, I had more trouble with more modern tracks.I got 2 out of 5 on my work computer with 8 year old budget Dell speakers. I'm guessing if I could have heard more of the frequency range it would have improved things.
If anything it teaches you what bad compression sounds like. If you're just used to inaccurate music, then naturally you're going to gravitate to that sound. You should try the free High Def trial for a couple days and compare say Spotify to Tidal tracks just to learn the difference. Then cancel it before the sub kicks in.That is exactly the case. That's enough for me to believe there is a difference, but not that I should actually care.
Uh, finding out the differences on a shitty pair of headphones does not imply that you wouldn't benefit from the HD600's it only implies that you can hear the difference between compression levels. If you really think there aren't differences between audio gears then hifi (or God forbid, High End) is not for you.4/5 on a quick listen. I missed the first one (Killers) but I really didn't know the "This is High Fidelity" button was the choose button until I did that one. Piece of shit test.
Shitty pair of Panasonic RP-HTF600 cans with velour pads straight out of a Dell XPS 15 L502X jack.
Thanks Tidal for saving me $20 and a shit ton of money on that pair of HD600 cans I've been eyeing for a while lol. Obviously no need for either.