Originally Posted by AndyM95
That analogy isn't particularly great, if you can't tell the difference between 192kbps and uncompressed then you're pretty much deaf
You'd be surprised. Give people a proper ABX test on above average equipment and often people suck at differentiating. Even the self-proclaimed audiophiles. People are better differentiating with tracks they know and equipment they're used to, but change one of those things and the ability to recognize the difference becomes a guessing game.
There was this small test done by Maximum PC back in the day: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/do_higher_mp3_bit_rates_pay_off?page=0,0
The difference between 60Hz and 120Hz is pretty significant imo, but believe it or not, some people still don't see the difference until you tell them to look for it or show them the nuances. You've got to really sensitive to be able to differentiate 110 and 120Hz. This is even more true in game. I'd honestly be really surprised if someone were able to do it consistently.
Linus had a video up of him testing to see if he can see the difference between 60/120:
I don't believe anyone when they say "oh I can tell the difference between x and y" in this kind of stuff until it's tested. People often think too much of themselves.Edited by CapnCrunch10 - 3/4/13 at 12:57pm