But keep in mind we are often not listening to a single instrument & one could say if your "straining" to hear differences; your wasting effort.
Human range is interesting. As some have higher aquity to different frequencies. Ie some hear whining/ringing that most won't even if straining.
I don't recall which Beatles tune it is but i remember an audiophile talking about a cuff link hitting a hat? Or guitar string (can't remember) but he said you could hear itvin vinyl but not cd. It would be interesting to test this with the higher quality digital formats.
How does the free audio format Ogg compared to mp3?