Neil Young recently reacted to The Who singer Roger Daltrey having hearing issues, which has affected his singing. Eddie Vedder recently revealed an offer to join The Who.
A fan asked on Neil Young Archives, “I believe that ‘More Information About Setting Up Your Audio’ is so important that it should either be on the top of that page or have its own page with a link to a video of how to do it. I’ll bet there are MANY people who think they are getting hi-res and aren’t because their computer audio is set to CD quality. I use 48000/24 bit.
Occasionally, I can hear a difference at 96000/24 bit, but not often enough to use all the memory required to accommodate that. I’m 64 years old, and I consider myself fortunate to have the ability to distinguish relatively high frequencies and depth.
ALSO, if Mr. Young is as interested as he says he is in people hearing as much of the music as possible, he might want to consider having a section on how to avoid hearing damage. Many of those musicians from the 70s onward have severe hearing loss – like Neil, Stephen Stills, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, etc.”
Young responded, “Everyone is different. I have some damage at 73 years, but I can hear a 192 over a 96. It’s more a feeling from having more air around the sounds. Thats where the detail and magic lives. The more sound, the more you feel. It’s not a thinking thing.
Research equipment and find the right stuff. I will try to provide another guide here. We did one last year. I will work on that and bring it back for you and others. I think it will help. Samsung has a 192 phone. LG has one. Apple has not shown any interest in true high end quality to date. You can get a lot more out of the digital output than from the earphone jack, but that’s where you need to add a DAC (digital to analog converter. Amazon is very interested in high quality music. Keep an eye on Amazon. NY.” Neil Young recently discussed how to lose weight.