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Do 320kbps mp3 files really sound better? Take the test! Do 320kbp, Maybe unscientific, but interesting results
2Bdecided
post Feb 23 2012, 18:01
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128kbps vs 320kbps samples here:

http://www.noiseaddicts.com/2009/03/mp3-so...y-test-128-320/

EDIT: If you want to try the test yourself, DO NOT read on - there are spoilers further down this thread































































The reason I posted it (and the reason it's interesting IMO) is because most people got it "wrong".

43634 votes for 128kbps being better
vs
39578 votes for 320kbps being better

FWIW I thought both sounded like low quality vinyl (a bit muffled, a bit noisy), but the 128kbps version had extra artefacts.


Cheers,
David.

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post Mar 11 2012, 00:21
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I picked correctly. Stereo imaging is better.
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- 2Bdecided   Do 320kbps mp3 files really sound better? Take the test! Do 320kbp   Feb 23 2012, 18:01
- - Porcus   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 23 2012, 18:01) Th...   Feb 23 2012, 18:13
- - pdq   How will that lead to bias? Will people start pick...   Feb 23 2012, 18:29
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (pdq @ Feb 23 2012, 18:29) How will...   Feb 23 2012, 19:19
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Porcus @ Feb 23 2012, 18:19) QUOTE...   Feb 23 2012, 19:55
- - KMD   I plugged in a pair of ear buds into my laptop to ...   Feb 23 2012, 19:14
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (KMD @ Feb 23 2012, 18:14) I plugge...   Feb 23 2012, 19:53
- - Kohlrabi   This was ridiculously easy. If the voting results ...   Feb 23 2012, 20:03
- - onkl   The hihats/snares/percussions (what ever it's ...   Feb 23 2012, 20:26
- - zima   Another possible factor in such distribution of vo...   Feb 24 2012, 00:53
- - matt the cat   Well I noticed the difference there.   Mar 10 2012, 21:06
- - JJZolx   That was pretty obvious, even played through my co...   Mar 10 2012, 22:18
- - hellokeith   I picked correctly. Stereo imaging is better.   Mar 11 2012, 00:21
- - _if   That test was all right for what it was, but after...   Mar 13 2012, 18:13
- - Mach-X   huh, well, for the guys who were able to pick it o...   Jul 30 2012, 16:41
- - LithosZA   That was really easy, but I think they might of us...   Jul 30 2012, 19:14
- - kritip   I've never done well at sound tests and ABX, b...   Jul 30 2012, 23:09
- - yourlord   Just did this test without reading the rest of thi...   Jul 31 2012, 02:16
- - thrillscience   Well, I picked the 320 Sample, but I was listening...   Sep 16 2012, 20:54
- - pisymbol   QUOTE (thrillscience @ Sep 16 2012, 15:54...   Sep 17 2012, 02:45


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