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Subject: Re: Question about CD-Quality and MP3

Re: Question about CD-Quality and MP3

From: Andreas Stemmer <>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 13:44:25 +0100

Christi Alice Scarborough wrote:

> Annecdotally I can tell you that a friend lent me some 192kpbs MP3s
> that I listened to for a while before buying the album. I could hear
> enough difference on the CD that at first I thought I was listening to
> a different mix of the album, which I certainly wasn't expecting.
> This was via my stereo though - I believe the difference is less
> detectable when listening on earphones.

Interesting. I'm wondering where this big difference came from. Did you burn a
real audio cd from your "lent" MP3s or do you have a MP3 player in your stereo?

I often hear people complain about the bad quality of MP3s, but after asking
about details they admit that they had compared a cheap portable MP3 player like
the Archos jukebox with their high end CD player at home.

Btw, it's usually easier to hear differences with earphones because you can hear
more details then (_real_ earphones, of course, not cheap ear buds).

Received on 2006-02-02

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