Originally Posted by meynaf
That seems obvious.
Maybe not everyone realizes this fact. If the site NorthWay mentioned is the one I'm thinking of, then the example music chosen for the 16bit vs 8bit test is just about the worst possible. The site actually explains this, though, so it was done on purpose. They also have a proper version based on speech which becomes softer and softer, and they have dithered and noise shaped versions, too (where the 8bit speech can steel be understood at lower levels then plain 8bit). Quite interesting.