New Public Multiformat Listening Test (Jan 2014) Reply #325 – 2013-12-26 11:43:45 Quote from: Garf on 2013-12-26 10:37:09... The codecs produce the expected VBR bitrates over a large corpus. Why does it matter for what reason they're varying their bitrates over the test set?Exactly, it absolutely doesn't "matter for what reason they're varying their bitrates over the test set". And if it doesn't matter then such variation should be removed from the test. Otherwise it is not understandable why such variation, which has no meaning is present in the test setup. It has no meaning, this is a point. It only spoils results, being just a bias.