Opus vs HE-AAC 2018-03-29 03:06:40 I've been using HE-AAC for years for portable music / streaming from Plex. It's been great. I've been watching and playing with Opus for a while. I like it and like the idea. But, when I compare the two, I find that at 80-96Kbps, HE-AAC sounds better to me. Where it seems to have issues is playing rock music, and specifically reproducing cymbals. I know, I could just keep using HE-AAC, it's fine. What bothers me is that in almost every chart I've seen, Opus is beating everything in that bitrate range. So... anybody else have any experience with comparing the two? What are your thoughts? I could produce a sample, if someone wanted to listen.