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    Apple Music boss admits most can’t tell the difference between compressed vs lossless audio


    The boss of Apple Music, Eddy Cue, confirmed in an interview with Billboard he “can’t tell” the difference between lossless and compressed audio when performing blind tests with the Apple Music team.

    The boss went on to say:

    “The reality of lossless is: if you take 100 people and you take a stereo song in lossless and you take a song that’s been in Apple Music that’s compressed, I don’t know if it’s 99 or 98 can’t tell the difference.”

    Apple’s audio hardware, such as AirPods and AirPodsMax use the standard AAC codec over Bluetooth. The codec is lossy – lossy is a method to provide higher degrees of digital compression, with the files becoming considerably smaller – even when wired, you don’t get truly…



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