It also depends on the encoding algorithms for making the mp3 file...
post #16 of 24
4/27/07 at 1:55pm
Dang... you got me there. I will definitely do this though because I'm confident as hell! And I'll eat my words for sure if I'm wrong. I'm only baggin' on 128. Even 160 is a noticable improvement for me, it's just 128 I can't stand. I use iTunes to convert to AAC, and Lame for making MP3's Those qualify as good encoders, no?
There is a large number of red-faced "audiophiles" who were confident that they could resolve differences in LAME encoded 128 VBR and Lossless only to find (much to their dismay) that when actually put to the test (ABX) they failed miserably.
Peoples ears are rarely as Golden as they like to believe.
Having said all that - I consider around 192kbs to be a personal minimum for "quality control" and will encode much higher if I have a choice.
Probably nothing more than a "placebo" effect in my case with my 46yr old, seen Ted Nugent 5 times, worn out ears!!!
However - The Placebo effect should not be underestimated, IMO.
Mind over matter and all that.