Originally Posted by MCC
Everyone has their own opinions on compression and that's fine. After comparing MP3 and AAC directly I decided that AAC retains more of the ambiance of the music on certain specially picked songs and decided to switch. 256k AAC was indistinguishable from FLAC for me and I bumped it to 300k for peace of mind. This is nothing to fight over- only personal preference.
Of course, CD audio itself is quite limited when compared to vinyl.
. . . really?
Well after this I'm going to stop posting. . . to refute one more thing said in this thread tho: the iTunes AAC encoder is thought to be very good, one of the best.
If anything is better than mp3 it's probably Vorbis, not AAC, but that's just a guess.
The conclusions of people in this thread are absolutely ridiculous and not based on any facts, so readers be warned.
Edited by Satellite_6 - 12/9/10 at 4:50pm