Originally Posted by ThomasBellman
Originally Posted by jala12
It uses 16 bit at 1.9 mb/s.
How much better would 24 bit sound, and was it on the JP release of Katanagatari?
No better at all.
As far as I know, not a single human being has been able to demonstrate that they can hear the difference between 16 bit and any higher bit depths. The vast majority of people are actually unable to hear any difference between 14 bits and higher depths, and even that only after training.
More than 16 bits per sample is pure waste.
There's no such thing as waste on Blu-ray when you have 8 mb/s dedicated for audio. It's more of a waste to spend the time reducing the bit depth.
Audible or not, I'd rather have a bit for bit identical stream to the audio masters (which are always 24 bit nowadays).