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Topic: AAC vs. MP3 Bitrate:Quality? (Read 592 times) previous topic - next topic
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AAC vs. MP3 Bitrate:Quality?

Thinking about converting lossless to AAC QAAC in 160 kbps VBR for on-the-go listening. Any idea about what this quality would be equal to for MP3 LAME bitrate? Any consensus about difference in quality between varying bitrates and file types? E.g. 128, 160, 192, 320...

Re: AAC vs. MP3 Bitrate:Quality?

Reply #1
Sham 69,
You can search for blind tests here MP3 vs AAC.
I found these  https://kamedo2.hatenablog.jp/entry/20111029/1319840519
https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=120007.0
Also You can look into
 https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Private_Listening_Tests
https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Hydrogenaudio_Listening_Tests

Re: AAC vs. MP3 Bitrate:Quality?

Reply #2
Roughly, Take AAC bitrate and add 32k to get Mp3 rate
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