However none of this is related to our ears to brain transfer of information. We don't have a direct digital connection to our brain. You could be standing outside on a relatively calm day and your ear might be transferring a relatively similar amount of information. It's based on the sound press level exerted on our ears, from everything; and our ears could read gaps in playback as information where on the digital side it appears as nothing. To our ears theirs information even when there "isn't".
Unfortunately I don't believe anyone's uncovered what exactly the huge transfer of information between our ears and brain even happens to be. It's perplexing given our limited frequency range we pick up on. But it may be incredibly sensitive to the smallest of small differences between things in the spectrum we do pick up on. Now what we can do with it, especially consciously, seems less impressive when we're put to a short test. But training has shown to improve interpretation ability. For example a blind person can echo locate so well they get a blurry grey image as if they had eyes that worked rather poorly. A Dolby engineer can exceed 50% guessing in an ABX test. It appears to be a very honed ability and even then tends to specialize to necessity that isn't necessarily related to our hobby.
I wonder if having a blind person that's very good at echo locating evaluate a recording of a saxophone on our stereos would be interesting, for them to compare it to the mental image they'd get from a live one.