You can hear the difference with Studio One®. It just sounds better. This isn’t some happy accident, though: Studio One has a new 64-bit audio engine, written from the ground up.
Studio One provides truly high-resolution audio, recording at sample rates up to 384 kHz with 32-bit floating point resolution. Studio One Professional can operate its mixer with 64-bit floating-point, double-precision processing. Studio One's audio engine automatically switches to 32-bit mode on the fly for 32-bit plug-ins, and runs in 64-bit mode for 64-bit plug-ins.
These are not simply theoretical advantages; the difference is audible. Our opinions are a little biased, we admit, but we encourage you not to take our word for it. Take a look at what others have to say about the sound of Studio One, how smooth and "analog" it sounds. Most of all, listen for yourself.