Originally Posted by 1117
EAC VBR with Lame encoder as recommended by those at Hydrogen Audio.
- Using the LAME "Standard" settings, I could tell the difference sometimes, but most of the time I could not.
- Using the LAME "Extreme" settings, I could never tell the difference.
- Using the LAME "Insane" setting, I could never tell the difference.
- Since "Extreme" takes less space than "Insane", I converted all my CD's at "Extreme".
The scheme of "Standard", "Extreme", and "Insane" settings involves some obscure settings that include VBR but evidently go way beyond just that, supposedly having been tweaked over time by a mysterious group of audio freaks. So, it's like "VBR Plus". I think this scheme has been updated of late. I know nothing about the newer scheme. I do know that allofmp3 permits me to choose from the old scheme, which is great for me.