Resurrecting this old thread. There are some very knowledgeable people in here and I hope you're willing to let me pick your brains for a moment! I'm not a musician or producer myself, I just love music and am an audio enthusiast in general. I have spent more on my sound systems than my (admittedly mediocre) car, because I just absolutely love great sound. So, I know more than your average joe for sure, but there's a lot I don't know too. A question I've had regarding 24bit vs 16bit is what affect this would have on the bass -- especially sub bass -- frequencies. Specifically when it comes to music or movie sound tracks. I'm a huge basshead and to my ear, the biggest differences I've noticed (or maybe just imagine I notice) seems to be a cleaner (i.e. higher 'resolution'?) bass response. Does it make sense that I would notice a difference there, or am I just placebo-ing myself into thinking that? I've searched around google many times in search of the answer to this but haven't been able to find a good answer yet, so apologies if this seems like a dumb question. The discussion in this thread about 24bit vs 16bit in general has definitely been enlightening to me, so thank you all!