MP3 compression and CD quality songs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Marc Sky, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. Marc Sky

    Marc Sky Auditioning

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    Can you tell the difference in sound quality if a CD song is recorded in mp3 format at 320kbs?
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    Max Leung Producer

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    According to this site, audiophiles can't tell, with all else (equipment) being equal.
     
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    Max Leung Producer

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    As for the answer to the question, it very much depends on the equipment being used. I can tell the difference easily if I use VBR mp3s for most music. However, some music I cannot tell (some of the Skywalker Ranch Star Wars recordings sound stunning as a VBR mp3, but not all).
    My Panny RP91 is unable to play stereo-encoded mp3s, so I'm forced to use joint-stereo, and there does seem to be a bit of artifacting at 256kbit. I'll blame the imperfect RP91 decoder.
     

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