Thursday, March 12, 2009
Oh, this does not bode well at all.
According to an article on Gizmodo, a professor of Music at Stanford conducts a yearly survey to students where he plays back music in various formats to find what the students preferences were. After 6 years of studying, the results showed that the students actually preferred the sound of crappy quality MP3's (a bit rate of 128, for example) over the original, uncompressed audio or even the other MP3's at higher rates.
I don't know what this means for the future of music, but it's nothing good, that much is sure.