Apple Music boss admits he can’t hear any difference between compressed and lossless audio: “our ears aren’t that good”

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BEST OF 2021: Apple may have talked up its new lossless audio support in Apple Music when it was announced – “you will be able to hear the exact same thing that the artists created in the studio”, we were told – but Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, who heads up the service, isn’t convinced that it’s quite such a big deal.

Speaking to Billboard, he said: “The reality of lossless is: if you take 100 people and you take a stereo song in lossless and you take a song that’s been in Apple Music that’s compressed, I don’t know if it’s 99 or 98 can’t tell the difference.

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