I’ve actually done a similar test a couple years back between Lossless/320kps MP3 (I recommend Foobar’s ABX pluggin if you want to try it yourself) and could also tell the difference. It wasn’t easy though, it took multiple listening and a lot of concentration (I was knackered afterwards). In practice, it is more effort than one would use to actually *enjoy* music. But given the amount of effort/time that goes into ripping/tagging CDs, I opted to go lossless for all my rips. Storage is inexpensive nowadays and I never need to worry again. If I want 320kps MP3 to listen on a portable device, I can make them from my lossless files. If the portable device can’t store 320kps, I can choose to encode (the lossless files) at a lower bitrate. This is preferable to transcoding from 320kps to a lower bitrate. On that note, for MP3, I also tend to favour variable bitrates if you care about storage. It’s pretty efficient.
My sister was diagnosed with dementia in 2010 and I did not find out ab out it until 2012 after her husband died. I took care of her after he died and found out she kept getting demoted on her job as a manager. I tried to take care of her but she could not stay alone at night and resented some of the care takers coming in. I am 78 and could not take care of her full time and put her in assistant living memory care at Brookdale in Northern Ky and I do not think they took good care of her letting her get UTIs and being abused by another patient. In one day she fell at facility and never regained any normalcy and could not walk. She had some hydrocyphulus but since she has begun tearing her hair out and agitated and medicines are not working they want to put her on comfort care at the nursing home. They do not think she could go underanthesetic to getMRI. They want to give her on haloperidol
So, I like bourbon as my drink of choice, sometimes I enjoy a glass of Irish whiskey, however in the company that I keep, they all seem to enjoy the “Scotch” single malts, ie… “Johnny Walker, Black or Blue, Glenlivet and Macallan. My question would be, is there a Drink that we can all share, and enjoy the same or at least be pleasantly surprised, by the smooth flavor over our palate, as I know that’s why they enjoy their “single malts. This would allow us all to enjoy out of one bottle, with out the need of bringing two sometimes three different bottles of different liquor to enjoy. Any advice or suggestions?