Ran into something interesting. I had recorded several cassette tapes and re-mastered the music using Cool Edit 2000. When I saved the tracks, saved at 320Kbit.
With all of the remastering and work done to clean up the tracks, they came out great. But…when burned to a CD, the audio quality stunk. I recall seeing a post somewhere that MP3’s encoded over 224 don’t burn well (i.e. producing audio that is distorted, clicks, pops, overmodulated).
I converted them to WMA format and did a test burn - sounded great.
Question - is my observation above true - that is, essentially save MP3 tracks at under 224Kbit?