Originally Posted by LFF
Yes, it does matter how good the encoder is and mastering quality does play a role as well. I've had to prove this time and time again with so many members on many a different forum. You are right in that harmonic complexity does make the biggest difference with most encoders. Most, but not all.
You are correct, I have heard for myself some amazing sounding 128k MP3s and I have to say that this must be based upon...