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post #76 of 80

Depending on the encoder and settings used, the lowpass filter can be around 15.5 kHz with 128 kbps. Unless you're old or have hearing damage you should definitely be able to hear a difference in an ABX test.

Encoders also have changed a lot over the years and I can imagine that an old 128 kbps mp3 could sound very bad compared to a recently encoded one. Guess you're outta luck unless you have a lossless 'archive' or the original CDs.


Edited by xnor - 5/26/11 at 10:15am
post #77 of 80

My goal is to reduce the noice, clipping, pops in my 128kbps collection. The izotope software is good..but it is pricey..I am looking for some freeware.

post #78 of 80

How do you know (before actually hearing FLAC format songs) if it's genuinely FLAC or is it mp3 to FLAC converted songs? Is there any noticeable technical details?

post #79 of 80

Analyzing spectrograms can be helpful but there's no way to be absolutely sure unless you rip the CDs yourself.


Edited by xnor - 10/14/13 at 1:50pm
post #80 of 80

appreciate the info xnor, though analyzing specrtograms can be a pain in the @**. Well gotta live by it. :)

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