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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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onkl
post Jun 14 2012, 20:48
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Since you store a lossless copy anyway and only transcode to lossy for portable use, you shouldn't be concerned about transparency at all. Going with 128kbps or less is just fine. If you start to hear annoying artifacts, simply encode to a higher quality.

Listening tests have indicated that modern codecs produce very good results around 128kbps and in a noisy environment on the go you probably won't listen carefully enough.

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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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