I decided to download Björk's Medúlla through Amazon rather than iTunes, to save myself £3.50 - Amazon says 256kbps (same as iTunes+) but it turns out that all the tracks are VBR, one track coming in as low as 159kbps. I feel strangely cheated - but as I understand it, there's no perceivable difference between a VBR mp3 with a set maximum bitrate, and a CBR mp3 with the same set maximum bitrate. So I'm benefiting from a smaller download, without losing sound quality. True or not? Discuss...

Oh, and I'm not sure if this thread belongs in this bit of the forum, but it seemed to fit worse everywhere else frown
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