Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?

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Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 12:58 pm

On 04/02/2013 02:35 PM, Peder Hedlund wrote:

Anecdote time :D I have a friend who's a mild audiophile. Spends quite a
bit of money on his amplifier, D/A and speakers and was firm that his
FLAC collection sounded better than 256kbit/s mp3. We discussed this
issue quite a bit (there was another friend there who's a musician and
he sided with him). After quite some time I convinced them to do a
double blind test. We took one of his most familiar albums and encoded
it from FLAC to mp3. I then threw a die 20 times and created a list of
which version to play in each trial. I handed this list to my other
friend who was responsible for playing the files. The first friend then
tried to identify which of the versions sounded "better". We went
through with the test and there was no statistically significant
discrimination.

My other friend could not believe it, so we repeated the experiment with
him. I threw the die 20 more times, etc.. Again, no statistically
significant discrimination.

My semi-audiophile friend then exalted: "Gawddammit, from now on I'll
encode my music as potato!". A good laugh was had..

Flo

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[LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Thu Mar 28, 3:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Marius Jan├čen, (Thu Mar 28, 4:14 pm)
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Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Brett McCoy, (Thu Mar 28, 4:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Thu Mar 28, 4:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Raffaele Morelli, (Thu Mar 28, 3:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Thu Mar 28, 4:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Leigh Dyer, (Fri Mar 29, 7:27 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, ben, (Fri Mar 29, 6:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Fri Mar 29, 9:49 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Peder Hedlund, (Tue Apr 2, 7:31 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Tue Apr 2, 9:07 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Paul Davis, (Tue Apr 2, 11:38 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Tue Apr 2, 11:56 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Peder Hedlund, (Tue Apr 2, 12:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Tue Apr 2, 12:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Paul Davis, (Tue Apr 2, 12:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Felix Homann, (Tue Apr 2, 12:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Paul Davis, (Tue Apr 2, 2:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Tue Apr 2, 3:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Apr 2, 12:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 1:02 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 12:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Peder Hedlund, (Tue Apr 2, 9:51 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 10:36 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Peder Hedlund, (Tue Apr 2, 10:59 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 12:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Peder Hedlund, (Tue Apr 2, 12:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Chris Bannister, (Tue Apr 2, 3:00 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 3:24 pm)
[LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Peder Hedlund, (Tue Apr 2, 8:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Apr 3, 7:12 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Raffaele Morelli, (Thu Apr 4, 5:39 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Apr 3, 6:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Monty Montgomery, (Wed Apr 3, 6:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Monty Montgomery, (Wed Apr 3, 9:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Monty Montgomery, (Wed Apr 3, 6:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Raffaele Morelli, (Thu Apr 4, 5:44 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Monty Montgomery, (Thu Apr 4, 5:48 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Monty Montgomery, (Thu Apr 4, 5:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Raffaele Morelli, (Thu Apr 4, 10:02 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Apr 3, 7:30 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Apr 3, 6:43 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Raffaele Morelli, (Wed Apr 3, 7:03 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Raffaele Morelli, (Wed Apr 3, 6:18 am)
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Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Raffaele Morelli, (Wed Apr 3, 10:35 am)
Re: [LAU] ABX test (was Re: What is the best MP3 encoder?), Florian Paul Schmidt, (Wed Apr 3, 10:51 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Tue Apr 2, 1:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 2:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Florian Paul Schmidt, (Tue Apr 2, 12:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Peder Hedlund, (Tue Apr 2, 1:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 1:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Raffaele Morelli, (Tue Apr 2, 12:51 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 12:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Gene Heskett, (Tue Apr 2, 3:32 pm)
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Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Paul Davis, (Tue Apr 2, 3:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Fons Adriaensen, (Tue Apr 2, 4:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Peder Hedlund, (Tue Apr 2, 1:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 2:33 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 2:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Bill Gribble, (Tue Apr 2, 1:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Raffaele Morelli, (Tue Apr 2, 9:42 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Tue Apr 2, 9:51 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Raffaele Morelli, (Tue Apr 2, 10:13 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Ralf Mardorf, (Tue Apr 2, 10:56 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Raffaele Morelli, (Thu Mar 28, 4:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Thu Mar 28, 5:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Chris Bannister, (Fri Mar 29, 2:32 am)
Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder?, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Fri Mar 29, 9:43 am)
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Re: [LAU] What is the best MP3 encoder? - 2, Jostein Chr. Andersen, (Thu Mar 28, 3:38 pm)
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