An interesting and illuminating experiment at the Proper Discord site: can you tell the difference between compressed and CD-quality music? I couldn't (and admitted so in the poll).
Here's another poll: try this digital Cabernet Sauvignon test.
- Play your favourite Villa-Lobos CD or MP3 file (I chose John Neschling's version of Choros #08).
- Open a good bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon (for me, it was a 2006 Penfolds Bin 407).
- Click on the video above.
P.S. Note to Casa Valduga's advertising agency: next time, use Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 as the background music in preference to Vivaldi.