Originally Posted by sonitus mirus
Did you make sure that the files were volume matched, or did you simply convert the file and test? What encoder were you using? Why not test one file 15 times for statistical credibility? Any way to upload 30 seconds of your files so that others might try a test for themselves?
I just converted and compared. I can't make attatchments, so I can't upload the files (sorry about that), I used the LAME converter on highest quality, and I figured 15 tests in total would be as good as 15 tests on the same file, the statistics remain the same I scored 10/10 on proffesionally produced peices, which I find solid enough, and 3/5 (non-conclusive I know) on the home-mastered track. Either way, I have had my views on the quality of 320kbps altered. I think more highly of it now than before, and the only reasons I shall keep using FLAC files is so that i know it is lossless (I'm silly that way) and that when I eventually do bring my set-up closer to something that can be called hi-fi I will be more likely to profit from the codec.
Either way, I've drawn my conclusions. Feel free to disagree, at this point, it matters little to me.