Multi-format comparison at "transparent" bitrates 2004-05-26 17:09:52 I did some searching through the past listening test pages and I couldn't find anything on this topic. Basically, I'm curious if anyone has done a listening test of several of the major lossy formats to compare them at the "transparent" level? What I mean by that is e.g. LAME APS is considered to be "transparent" at a nominal bitrate for mp3. But is LAME+APS as good or better as OGG, MPC, WMA etc at the same level of encoding?This came to mind when I saw so many 128cbr tests being done on the boards. Maybe I'm missing something but for people looking for "archive" quality encoding in these formats I don't think they would use cbr 128 so to answer this question I don't think these results will help much. I dunno it just seems from looking through the tests alot of work (and great work I might add) has been down to compare at the lower level bitrates but I couldn't find anything for the high level stuff. Maybe there is a reason though so please excuse my ignorance. I think LAME 3.90.3+APS would be the proper for MP3 but what about other formats?What can compete with it?If it just requires somebody simply "do it". Well I'm open to ideas or how to get such a project off the ground?