Wednesday, March 15, 2006

This Explains a Lot . . .

A Recording Engineer's Guide to the Secrets of iTunes and iPod:
"I couldn't hear any defects. 128kbs VBR AAC sounds the same as my CDs. Any defects I heard were accurate reproductions of flaws in the original CDs."

Surprise surprise. Kind of reminds me of the old Vinyl Vs. CD debate.

3 Comments:

At 9:14 am, Blogger Paul said...

Vader: "Nooooooooooooooo!"

 
At 8:58 pm, Blogger Phil said...

Great article find, I've changed my settings based on this, although I'm still not sure about the VBR thing. I need to play around a bit with those settings. Stereo or Joint Stereo?

 
At 9:23 am, Blogger Paul said...

I almost always use AAC. The only problem is a lack of support for AAC on non Apple players. That's a shame because AAC is so much better at low bit rates than MP3 which really needs 192kbs min.

 

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