View Full Version : CBR vs. VBR

Jason Holtzapple
2004-01-05, 08:22
--- Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com> wrote:
> Using my ears I can definitely say that any VBR ripped CDs are muddy
> sounding compared to a high rate CBR ripping. I would think VBR is good for
> efficiency but even my non-audiophile ears can tell the difference.

What encoder and what settings? Did you try a double-blind test
with the CBR and VBR settings to eliminate any placebo effect?

Generally it is accepted that the lame encoder version 3.90+ with
the built-in vbr presets produce the highest quality files apart
from plain 320 Kbps CBR.


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