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Old 12-14-07, 08:57 AM   #16
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Default Re: PCM vs Bitstream over Optical (A3)?

Originally Posted by maximillion
not trying to troll or nothin, but it's sad that audio ever got so compressed.

MP3 and mp4 are the worst tech ever made, IMO.

I miss the days when we got raw uncompressed cd-da audio. **** sounded so much clearer.
IMO this is only the case when using a crappy encoder. When MP3 debuted, crappy encoders like Xing were the norm - which gave MP3 a bad reputation.

However, now we can encode MP3 and have quality the same as CD while saving a ton of space. Use the LAME MP3 encoder at 256kbps VBR and you won't be able to tell the difference between the MP3 and the CD. Same thing with WMA/AAC 192kbps VBR. I think MP3 is a fantastic tech just like other lossy techs like WMA, AAC, Dolby Digital/DD+, and DTS. They deliver the same quality (as proved by double blind tests) as uncompressed in a fraction of the space. The only catch is you need a high quality encoder to achieve these results.
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