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Spotify is testing lossless audio. Can you hear the difference?

By Frank Bi and Andrew Marino, The Verge 5/16/2017 6:50 PM Eastern
WHY THIS MATTERS

I think this makes me sad. Because, without a trace of irony, it presumes that the fidelity of my device speakers is the constant. It does say: “this test works best on Chrome browsers.” I’m not kidding—it says that. Makes me want to tour the country with a good Genelec monitor or a pair of mastering headphones and introduce people to…well, music. -Cynthia Wisehart

Below are three songs, each presented in three different versions: a lossless version at 1,411 kbps, a “premium” version at 320 kbps, and standard version at 160 kbps. Try and see if you can pick the lossless audio out of the three. MORE@TheVerge

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