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post #106 of 112
I don't think that any human can tell the difference between AAC and lossless in a line level matched blind test. I think the people who claim they can haven't done line levelling or are gaming the test.
post #107 of 112
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I don't think that any human can tell the difference between AAC and lossless in a line level matched blind test. I think the people who claim they can haven't done line levelling or are gaming the test.

 

How are you doing the line level matching?

 

My replaygain shows a 0.06db difference in one of my converted tracks, that's pretty tiny.

post #108 of 112
I put a preamp in the line to balance the level.
post #109 of 112

Between lossless and AAC *what*? I mean, you know it's a variable encoder right? Clearly not all amounts of information will produce the same result.

 

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I don't think that any human can tell the difference between AAC and lossless in a line level matched blind test. I think the people who claim they can haven't done line levelling or are gaming the test.
post #110 of 112
AAC 256
post #111 of 112

the moment an Audiophile starts to compare the clarity between digital files,

they start to stop enjoying the MUSIC and start worrying..


Edited by Pachikara - 9/26/15 at 4:39pm
post #112 of 112
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AAC 256

 

Even that is probably overkill for a lot of music.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Pachikara View Post
 

the moment an Audiophile starts to compare the clarity between digital files,

they start to stop enjoying the MUSIC and start worrying..

 

Exactly.  I keep lossless around for backups.  AAC, Vorbis, MP3 at higher bitrates are good enough and will save you lots of space on a portable.

 

 

EDIT:  A couple suggestions for the OP.  First off, start ripping with a program that employs AccurateRip such as dBpoweramp (Windows & Mac) or XLD if you're on a Mac.  Second, I would take a piece of music you know well, and see how low you can take the bitrate before you start to notice the effects of the compression.


Edited by hogger129 - 10/16/15 at 10:50pm
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