Can you hear the difference?

May 27th, 2008

Can you hear the difference between an MP3 file encoded at 320kbps and one encoded at the lower bitrate of 128kbps?

Technically, the file encoded at 320kbps is of better quality than that encoded at 128kbps but whether you can tell the difference depends on a number of factors:

  • Your hearing
  • The quality of your speakers/headphones
  • Soundcard quality
  • ... other random factors

Go on, take the test ...

I can tell the difference, so much so that I think I'm going to go back to my CDs and re-rip everything at 320kbps.

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