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girishtd8262

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Hi is there any difference between audio quality 44.1khz and 48.0khz.
I have google chrome cast audio which plays at 44.1 and hi media player sr48.0khz.
Which one is better .
I can't make difference sometimes I feel 48.0is much brighter
 

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Most stuff above 44.1 kicks placebo in. Hard to make out a difference in a blind test.
Ask a friend between both sample rates without letting you know which one is playing and see if you can still hear a difference.
 

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CDs operate with a sampling Frequency of 44.1 Khz, for various reasons including low cost bulk manufacturing of the playback electronics, and enabling a CD to hold upto 78 Minutes (longest western Classical piece) of music.
When upsampled, 44.1 KHz yields Sampling rates of multiples of 44.1 KHz ie 88.2 KHz & 176.4 KHz

Early Digital studio equipment used modified Video equipment to record digital audio. Most video equipment operated at Sampling Rate of 48 KHz. (Yup, Different from the CD Standard !)
When upsampled, 48 KHz yields Sampling rates of multiples of 48 KHz ie 96 KHz & 192 KHz.

A Lot of High Resolution (Hi Res) Studio recordings ( at 24 Bit resolution, rather than the CD's 16 bit resolution) are now available to consumers to download at 24/96 & 24/176

Hence 2 separate standards have emerged and continue to this day.

There will only be a Theoretical difference (not perceivable) between 16/44.1 & 16/48, however there is a distinct difference between 16/44 (CD Standard) and 24/96 (Hi Res) music.
 

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CDs operate with a sampling Frequency of 44.1 Khz, for various reasons including low cost bulk manufacturing of the playback electronics, and enabling a CD to hold upto 78 Minutes (longest western Classical piece) of music.
When upsampled, 44.1 KHz yields Sampling rates of multiples of 44.1 KHz ie 88.2 KHz & 176.4 KHz

Early Digital studio equipment used modified Video equipment to record digital audio. Most video equipment operated at Sampling Rate of 48 KHz. (Yup, Different from the CD Standard !)
When upsampled, 48 KHz yields Sampling rates of multiples of 48 KHz ie 96 KHz & 192 KHz.

A Lot of High Resolution (Hi Res) Studio recordings ( at 24 Bit resolution, rather than the CD's 16 bit resolution) are now available to consumers to download at 24/96 & 24/176

Hence 2 separate standards have emerged and continue to this day.

There will only be a Theoretical difference (not perceivable) between 16/44.1 & 16/48, however there is a distinct difference between 16/44 (CD Standard) and 24/96 (Hi Res) music.
Thanks for the explanation.well educational
 
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