MP3 encoders analyzed
Saw over on /. that
Airwindows has posted up a nice writeup examining the quality of the
various MP3 encoders out there. Tackling everything from high to low
bitrates with all sorts of encoders, it's an interesting read, especially
for those budding audiophiles out there.
Different encoders have markedly different effects, and there
is no single 'right' encoder. The choice depends on the musical content,
and the biases of the listener. A fault (such as Blade's severe
pre-echo) tends to be balanced out by other strengths (Blade has very
extended frequency response, and usually low coloration). When you have
only so many bits to give to the music, it's always going to be a
Some cool stuff in there, worth
if only to see the sonic visualization pics.