128kbps m4a vs. 320kbps mp3
Mar 8, 2006 at 2:28 AM Post #2 of 9

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Just my experience with various MP3 players, PowerBook, iMac, PC, etc. --

224kbps AAC is about equivalent to 320kbps MP3. I don't notice too much of a difference between 224 AAC and 256, but below 224 is noticeably not as pleasant as 320 MP3...YMMV depending on your sources, amps, and cans.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 5:04 AM Post #6 of 9

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Apple losseless (ALAC) uses the .m4a extension, but it is different from AAC, which is lossy and also uses the .m4a extension. They share the same extension but are entirely different, which actually casues problems in some cases (like when your adding everything to foobar, which can't play ALAC but can play AAC.
 
Mar 8, 2006 at 2:12 PM Post #8 of 9

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so last nite i played the same song in 3 different versions:

128 kbps m4a
320 kbps mp3
wav

and i cant tell the diff between the 3...

im using foobar KS resampled to 96k, spdif out to marantz receiver and headphone out to super.fi 5 pro's

i guess u need some high end gear in order to hear a diff....
 

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