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Debatable, some say you can hear the entire spectrum.... That is to say a person with perfect hearing could tell the difference, most can't. If you can tell the subtle differences than go for it. I just run at 48000Hz + float + OSS4 = MMMM MMMMM good
I don't have perfect hearing but drums don't sound so...robotic now, the level of detail in the guitars is greatly enhanced, and voices sound scary realistic. Plus now I can hear details in everything instead of having that whole focus on one instrument thing. Definitely though the source file's encoding and quality of encoding affect things but this makes my crappy speakers sound not so crappy anymore. (waiting for an audiophile to flame me for that).

NOTE: 192kHz is too much for my quad core. It didn't matter buffer size or anything. Because it took one core to 100% and brought the others to 20% while playing one second of music every 3 seconds. LOL. The Crysis maxed out settings of audio I think I've found.
     
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I don't have perfect hearing but drums don't sound so...robotic now, the level of detail in the guitars is greatly enhanced, and voices sound scary realistic. Plus now I can hear details in everything instead of having that whole focus on one instrument thing. Definitely though the source file's encoding and quality of encoding affect things but this makes my crappy speakers sound not so crappy anymore. (waiting for an audiophile to flame me for that).

NOTE: 192kHz is too much for my quad core. It didn't matter buffer size or anything. Because it took one core to 100% and brought the others to 20% while playing one second of music every 3 seconds. LOL. The Crysis maxed out settings of audio I think I've found.
Honestly if it's not encoded in 192kHz you won't get anything from it, as all you are doing is adding in filler (essentially). Most studios don't even record music that high, I dunno it's a huge audiophile debate. Either way 41kHz should be fine (my case is unique due to the dang drivers/plugins).
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Well, this thread is too long to read all the way.

I have 70k+ songs, 800GB.

The only app that works for me is gmusicbrowser
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Used Rhythmbox in Gnome... then Amarok in KDE... now Banshee as it is the default in Natty... and they all play my music for me... sweet!
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