Originally Posted by meynaf
Aside of pure academic purposes, where's the point in measuring sound quality when the ear can't actually hear the difference ?
I see this from the other side totally. What's the point in measuring the difference in sound quality when it is obvious to the ear? If people can't hear the difference between Paula 14-bit @ 44.1KHz and a cd player or sound card playing the same audio data then there is either something wrong with their ears, their brain, or their playback equipment. That's not to say it doesn't sound good, because it is rather good. What I thought this thread was about is, how many bits are truly presented with Paula 14-bit playback. If anyone can measure it then good for them, but it's not going to make Paula sound better even if someone managed to squeeze out 16 true bits out of it.