MP3 quality at half the bitrate still no reality for next generation audio codecs

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Earlier we announced that Rarewares was doing a public listening test on 64 kb/s compressed audio samples. The site tested the next generation audio codecs; Nero’s HE…

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Well done to the ogg vorbis team too! Not at the top but still a commendable effort.

especially to compare at half bitrate.

AAC was a winner for many for a long time, although many did not know of it (lqt files that is) - this was when many were raving about the Fhg codec was is fundamentally flawed at high frequencies and often its higher setting is wose than normal! Lame 3.9xx joint is superb, possessing none of the problems of JS in other earlier codecs. 192 JS or 256 cbr/vbr is a winner.