Originally Posted by donunus
about the sounding transparent part, there are tests at hydrogenaudio.com for that or try abxing using foobar. 320 mp3 is not transparent to me thats why i want to try aac. mp3 sounds good but not identical to the original wav with some of my songs
my whole beef with this thread is the use of graphs to measure differences. There's no way to tell with graphs whether an encoder is doing a good job at throwing out inaudible
data. The only way to tell is to listen/ABX!
Assuming we compare between 2 encoders of the same format. Encoder A w/192kbps and Encoder B w/224kbps
Common sense says the former will throw out more info because there're lesser bits available. However, the former *may* still sound closer to the original due to better handling on the part of the encoder, even if the graph of the latter looks better.