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iTunes AAC@256 vs 320 LAME: Different Experience?
Antigen
post Jun 13 2012, 19:32
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Hi to all,

actually I'm converting my CD to MP3@320 with the last version of LAME.

I have read that AAC from Apple @256 is a better solution for quality respect the LAME@320.

But it's real that AAC@256 can be better to 320 MP3?

I know, the only solution is ABX test, but in the real world, MP3 320 is worse respect to a 256 AAC?

Post here your experience, comparison and test if you have done.

Thanks for your collaboration

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greynol
post Jun 13 2012, 21:50
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There are countless discussions as well as listening tests that indicate that either of the two candidates are overkill except for the tiny minority of people who are able to identify artifacts. I see no reason to think the author of this particular topic is one of them. If he was then he wouldn't be asking the question, especially not in the way that he did.

In the "real world" and especially in the "real world" the only acceptable means to determine whether one is better is through ABX and must be taken on a sample-by-sample basis. If differences can be detected and unless one is transparent then which is "better" becomes a matter of personal opinion, though since it is a matter of opinion maybe the non-transparent one is deemed "better."

As it is a personal opinion and because the bitrates are so high, I see little benefit in what others think unless there is broad consensus. Even still, how does that matter if the person doing the listening isn't able to distinguish a difference?

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- Antigen   iTunes AAC@256 vs 320 LAME: Different Experience?   Jun 13 2012, 19:32
- - Nessuno   QUOTE (Antigen @ Jun 13 2012, 20:32) I kn...   Jun 13 2012, 20:00
|- - Antigen   Actually i'm converting with XLD to FLAC and w...   Jun 13 2012, 20:06
- - Ouroboros   It's not a good choice, IMHO. Ripping to FLAC ...   Jun 13 2012, 20:17
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Ouroboros @ Jun 13 2012, 12:17) if...   Jun 13 2012, 20:53
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Ouroboros @ Jun 13 2012, 12:17) Th...   Jun 13 2012, 21:55
- - Porcus   I think it is OK to ask rather than going through ...   Jun 13 2012, 21:34
- - greynol   There are countless discussions as well as listeni...   Jun 13 2012, 21:50
- - eahm   Keep lossless but always ABX test for portable use...   Jun 13 2012, 22:54
- - db1989   You said in another thread that you buy from iTune...   Jun 13 2012, 23:01
- - Kohlrabi   A common interpretation is that MP3@320kbps is the...   Jun 13 2012, 23:52
- - onkl   Since you store a lossless copy anyway and only tr...   Jun 14 2012, 20:48
- - xdesirex22   i undersand that most ears cannot tell the differe...   Jun 21 2012, 03:41
- - greynol   If you cannot tell the difference between the two ...   Jun 21 2012, 04:06
|- - xdesirex22   QUOTE (greynol @ Jun 20 2012, 20:06) If y...   Jun 21 2012, 04:10
|- - greynol   QUOTE (xdesirex22 @ Jun 20 2012, 20:10) w...   Jun 21 2012, 04:27
|- - Brand   QUOTE (xdesirex22 @ Jun 21 2012, 05:10) a...   Jun 21 2012, 08:50
- - xdesirex22   thanks for the answers, i have a much better grasp...   Jun 21 2012, 14:00
- - FeelThhis   sorry for the necro-bumping. but i just want to sa...   Mar 28 2014, 03:10
|- - dndell   On this same topic, I am a dj, who is always looki...   Apr 26 2014, 23:37
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE My point is that for me it's not a choic...   Apr 28 2014, 22:31


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