Fascinating article that was well written and filled with interesting and thought provoking information and concepts. Thanks for sharing it.
If rocket scientist Choueiri's BAACH filter- “Band-Assembled Crosstalk Cancellation Hierarchy" - is proven to work as well on regular and hi-rez stereo content as it currently does on the lossy MP3 content, I'd definitely give it a try.
Um, I found it boring and not very informative. Understanding on how 3D sound works is something we all should have known many moons ago. Also, the relative reason we are attracted to music and its recreated form is not news, either.
At one time we all were listening recreated music through compromised electronics. It was the love of music and the exposure to quality that got us moving. However, some folks will never value quality as much as we do. And, for them, good enough is good enough.
I'm a burger fan but I would never eat a McDonalds' burger. Although, many burger fans only eat at McDonalds. That doesn't make them any less of a burger fan.
Your summary is for the most part correct. I was just giving my opinion on the artical, which since it differed from others, felt it had value.
However, I did not mean to condescend those that found it of value bit rather point out I did not find anything new there and to underscore that the love of music is the love of music regardless of quality.
Although I don't believe the articles intended audience was necessarily the audio playback crowd and aside from being something very well written about my favorite subject-audio, and how often does one come across that, I was particularly intrigued by a box that could provide 3D sound. It's been an elusive and kind of a grail type quest that I've encountered to varying degrees through various system changes. I had subscribed to the conventional wisdom that source was where it all starts and speaker/room relationships were key to gettin her done. If I'm to take the author at his word and ancillary equipment and room questions aside,my audio world view has been rearranged. a '13 iPod MP3 blue toothed the Stones into the room? Anyway the article is an archived one and little has come of this majik black box, that I'm aware of anyway and at least for now can rest but for how long who knows that all my hard work and money hasn't been misplaced.