PLEASE READ BEFORE VOTING: For the sake of this poll, let's say that "true" Hi-Res begins with 44,1kHz/24bits resolution (like the files in the Beatles USB apple). DVD-Audio (if at least equal to 48kHz/16bits in resolution) and SACD are included, but not vinyl. This is a poll for digital High-Resolution only. If you feel that 48kHz/16bits is already an improvement over 44,1kHz/16bits RedBook CD standard (in my case, yes), feel free to include your experience of this resolution in the poll. >>> If you have never experienced Hi-Res (for any reason: "CDs are enough", etc...) please refrain from voting. While I can hear the benefit of Hi-Res every day in my work, it appears that it is not obvious for everybody. When downgrading a master in Hi-Res to its RedBook version, I always hear a degradation, or at the very least, a difference, even with the best dithering and resampling algorithms. To my ears, the benefits of Hi-Res include: The ability to follow a greater number of musical phrases simultaneously; i.e. to hear more easily in the dense musical passages without everything turning into a mess The better reproduction of extreme frequencies: a tauter bass, cleaner highs A more precise and stable stereo image... The ability to hear micro-dynamics, ambiance and trails more easily >>> Please, as per forum rules, NO debate of ABX testing OR the results of competing "scientific" papers. Just state how you feel about this subject, in YOUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCE and why.