One thing which this test shows is that VBR coding (AoTuV, MPC) is definitely way to go for 128kbps, and with good enough VBR tweaking it's certainly possible to be clearly better than CBR (iTunes).
I believed Musepack would win the test especially such bitrate range(-q4.15).
My browsers(Firefox, MSIE) don't show test comments correctly.
Also, the title of this page seems to be wrong.
XML is worse for readability but easier to be parsed. That's why Schnofler switched to XML results in recent versions of ABC/HR Java.
I expected something like in raw *.txt format. Thanks for clarification.
How many results were discarded because of ranked refs?