WMA is a compressed file format. That will introduce another unwelcome variable.
Originally Posted by STHLS5
Incidentally, I had some difficulty opening the 96k file in Audition. Either it or I was trying to be too clever and it couldn't or wouldn't accept the file structure. After three attampts at recognising it, it automatically opened correctly.
I'm tempted to plump for the Pluto Super Prize and suggest that neither the 44k version nor the 96k version can be distinguished by human ears from a 256k MP3 file made from the 96k clip (or the 44k clip if you prefer).
Pluto commented ....
I agree. But as I mentioned a few posts back, if your hearing cuts off well below the CD top-cut at 22kHz (I doubt that there is a human anywhere on earth aged 50 who can hear over about 16kHz at normal levels) can you illuminate the advantage of a frequency response that extends to 25k, 30k or even 50k when the ear cannot detect those frequencies even if the speaker could generate them (which it can't and shouldn't).
I can confirm that B has a surprisingly large amount of content above 20kHz
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK