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View Poll Results: At what mp3 bitrate you can't differentiate between flac & mp3?

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  • 96 kbps

    2 6.67%
  • 128 kbps

    2 6.67%
  • 160 kbps

    1 3.33%
  • 192 kbps

    6 20.00%
  • 256 kbps

    6 20.00%
  • 320 kbps

    13 43.33%
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Thread: Can you hear the difference? FLAC vs mp3

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    micropino's Avatar Lossless Ears BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    Theoritically mp3@192kbps sounds transparent (like original lossless)

    My question:

    In Reality at what mp3 encoding bitrate your ears can't differentiate between Flac (lossless) and mp3 (lossy) in an A/B comparison test?
    1- 96 kbps
    2- 128 kbps
    3- 160 kbps
    4- 192 kbps
    5- 256 kbps
    6- 320 kbps

    Please reply only if you did that test before

  2. Music   -   #2
    probably depends on the quality of your speakers/headphones.

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    For me LAME V0 (VBR) sounds the closest to FLAC imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twister View Post
    probably depends on the quality of your speakers/headphones.
    Yes, you have to have good soundcard with accurate speakers and perhaps a good room acoustics

    Quote Originally Posted by S!X View Post
    For me LAME V0 (VBR) sounds the closest to FLAC imo.
    Lame V0 is from 220...260 kbps

  5. Music   -   #5
    Never wash my ears, so it's a no for me.

  6. Music   -   #6
    lol....somewhat

  7. Music   -   #7
    yea sometimes i do. i don't really get flac though. i usually aim for 320kbps cuz my old music collection has some low bit rates

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    Misread the poll, my vote was meant to be 320 lol.

    If the source is the same, and you are using the same location/equipment then the answer must be 320 unless you're like Daredevil and have abnormal hearing.

  9. Music   -   #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
    If the source is the same, and you are using the same location/equipment then the answer must be 320 unless you're like Daredevil and have abnormal hearing.
    This is a good one
    And remember you have to have a hi quality sound card and speakers to catch the difference!

  10. Music   -   #10
    to be honest....at 320k I can't tell the difference sometimes,but not always

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