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Subject: Re: AW: Question about CD-Quality and MP3

Re: AW: Question about CD-Quality and MP3

From: Bluechip <>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 05:11:08 +0000

> >A friend of mine encoded the same (chosen to be complex) track and
> >compressed it at everything from 128...320 ...It was his (non-musicians
> >(and he knows that)) ear that said "at 160 I personally couldn't her the
> >difference, so I went with 192 - the next one up."
>Finally! Another rational person regarding bitrates. I should have
>figured it would have been you, 'chip :-) There is rampant insanity
>out there regarding bitrates. I'll pulled down audio books with the
>rate set to 360kbps! Absurd.

:O LMAO ...I fear someone has _really_ missed the point there!

>Have very good hearing, especially for my age, and I can't tell the
>difference in most material at 160kbps. I've also settled on 192kbps
>on my computer and 128k for my JBR, the latter being a good compromise
>between sound quality and battery life.
>Like you said, one has to double-blind test if one is to know for
>sure. I like your method. The only thing I'd do different is to have
>someone else build the random playlist so that I'd not know anything
>about the CD at all.

"Best thing is get a friend to put them on the CD in a random order."
LOL ;)

>Along these same lines, I got a new set of PortaPros yesterday. I
>have 4 sets that I needed to send back for warranty repair, mostly
>cords pulled out from snagging on stuff and I just could not stand
>being without any :-)
>WOW! I can't believe how much better the new set sound compared to
>the older ones. The difference made me go "holy sh*t!". My
>next-newest set is probably at least 4 years old. I don't know what
>happens over time - maybe the magnets weaken or the diaphragms weaken
>or the magnetic field attracts crud or... - but something does.
>With the lifetime warranty in effect, I highly recommend anyone with
>PortaPros send 'em back for new ones every few years.

Interesting ...cheers :)

>John De Armond
>See my website for my current email address
>Cleveland, Occupied TN
>A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Received on 2006-02-02

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