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Let's just say you're "a little" beyond my knowledge and experience level with audio hardware.  :)  Thanks for the descrip
It's puzzling that you have such a strong preference fro 256kbps AAC over 128kbps AAC.  Isn't that what you were saying?  Obviously 128kbps MP3 isn't going to touch AAC at 256 or 128 or even 92.  My only real point of contention is the notion that your "shitty stereo" (I've had plenty of those) is more likely to let you hear the difference between 128 and 256 AAC than a better system.  
I appreciate the paper, but you're trying to demonstrate something I'm not arguing.  The paper shows listeners prefer CD quality to MP3 at various compression rates, up to 192kbps.  I've never argued otherwise.  What I'm saying is that with AAC, most listeners will not hear a difference between 128kbps and 256 kbps on consumer equipment.  There is a huge difference between lossless and 192kbps, agreed?  It's no surprise that many would hear it.   Your statement about the...
You're nothing but a troll.  You started insulting trumptman and I before you even got into the discussion.  I have no time for people who do that, nor for those who deliberately mischaracterize what others say.  Goodbye.  
Polarization via omission.  And gross negligence.  
LOL.  People are nuts.  I know I'm nowhere close to that level in any sense.  Incidentally, what is your home setup comprised of?  
What empirical research?  Please provide a link or two.  Regardless, we're not talking about mp3.  We're talking about AAC.  128kpbs AAC is, in my experience, superior to 128kpbs mp3 in normal consumer listening conditions.  The point here is whether most people will notice a difference between 128 and 256kpbs AAC on the equipment they have.  I say it's doubtful.  You're talking about consumer level car audio, headphones, ear buds, and home systems...often over bluetooth....
 Great post.  I didn't even get into clipping and compressing on the playback end.  Completely agree...AAC or any digital format is not going to technically be as high quality as CD or vinyl.  The question is whether it will be heard or not.  In most cases, not.  If it's a serious struggle to hear the difference between your CD-R and a CD or vinyl on your system, there is no way the vast majority of people will hear it.  They are playing back on car systems, consumer home...
If you honestly think you'll be taken seriously with a response like this, you've got serious issues.  
Could you be more specific as to what your experience has been? I have dealt with a wide variety of musicians and have a very broad musical background. In other words, I have a trained ear. It's not like I'm some jackass that plays in a cover band on the weekends. Our experiences appear to be the complete opposite of one another. If you read the literature, research shows that people cannot distinguish past a certain bitrate. I'm talking about double-blind studies....
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