“24/192 Music Downloads Are Very Silly Indeed”

…there is no point to distributing music in 24-bit/192kHz format. Its playback fidelity is slightly inferior to 16/44.1 or 16/48, and it takes up 6 times the space.

There are a few real problems with the audio quality and ‘experience’ of digitally distributed music today. 24/192 solves none of them. While everyone fixates on 24/192 as a magic bullet, we’re not going to see any actual improvement.

Best thing I’ve read on digital audio in years. Regarding the audible spectrum of sound, I’ve read things like “but, but OVERTONES” from people who want their music at 24/192. I’ve always thought that they might as well be saying “something magical happens.”