<a href="http://www.recordstorereview.com/misc/aacmp3.shtml">CLICK</a><br><br>interesting that AAC at higher levels (e.g., 192) is actually worse than mp3 at 192 and 160 AAC. seems to me that AAC 160 would have been the best choice to begin with, but it's pretty close to 128...then again, this is one CD and one set of ears. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Oh PLEASE don't tell me I gotta re-re-rip 300 or so of these god d@mn songs...<br><br>When I convert them at the default AAC setting, I'm getting pretty much what I get from the Music store, right? Why wouldn't the new format of songs from the Apple store be better than MP3's?<br><br><br><br>[color:red]DaddyMac's MP3 to AAC conversion: left to go...</font color=red>
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
I'm not sure about this at all, but maybe the compression algorithm is meant for 128K and anything above that wouldn't be compress as well as MP3?<br><br>"If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. "
Now that is the most sensible thing said regarding this all week. I still can't believe all of these self-titled audiophiles have so much time to argue about minute differences in audio quality of compressed files, that may or may not exist, for music in a format that will largely be listened to by people in far less than ideal situations. AAC at 128 is completely good enough for me to listen to from my computer with either SoundSticks or headphones (not cheap ones either), in my car with traffic, road, and engine noise, and on my iPod while out and about or working. The vast majority of the people will be very satsified with the quality of AAC @128, and too many people are worked up about nothing. The way a lot of poopular music is engineered is less than ideal to begin with since they target it to sound good for the average set-up, pushing bass to satisfy the thump happy etc.<br><br>If you want live music, go to it; if you want pristine recordings buy them and play them on satisfactory equipment. I'm glad some people are concerned with the quality, because that guarentees things will always improve. But the whole who-hah is way oveblown IMO.<br><br>
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