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Best Portable AAC Setting?

What setting should i use for my iPhone to get good audio quality? I use QAAC to convert my FLACS to AAC.

Re: Best Portable AAC Setting?

Reply #1
I use VBR mode and Q 64. That has gives my AAC library an average bitrate of 127 kbps and it sounds great. No annoying artifacting and one can fit plenty of music on any device.

Re: Best Portable AAC Setting?

Reply #2
I mixed up Apple's presets to conjure up my own:
-v128 -q2

Code: [Select]
High Quality(128k)  -a128 -q1
iTunes Plus(256k)   -v256 -q2

Re: Best Portable AAC Setting?

Reply #3
Thanks for your replies. I'll try to give 128 kbps a shot.

 

Re: Best Portable AAC Setting?

Reply #4
The answer depends on three things:
a) Storage limitations
b) Headphone quality and type
c) Will you connect it to an external device?

Scenarios:
- If you are only listening to your iPhone through the included headphones then I wouldn't recommend going higher than 128kbps.
- If you are listening to your iPhone through high quality headphones AND/OR you will connect it to another device (stereo, bluetooth speaker, car radio, etc.) then use the highest setting possible, considering space limitations. Make some tests, see how big files result and adjust accordingly. I wouldn't go lower than 160kbps or higher than 256kbps.

In any case, use VBR.
GusNV

 
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