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SonicStage 2.0 atrac3 samples?

I'm pretty positive that I can hear a significant difference between atrac3 (lp2) files encoded using SS 2.0/2.1 and newer versions. I would do some abxing but I don't currently have samples encoded using an older version. So it would be great if somebody could provide me with some old atrac3 sample (e.g. from the recent 128 kbps listening test).

SonicStage 2.0 atrac3 samples?

Reply #1
Yes, I have them, because I did the ABXing.. I did hear differences between LP2 in versions 2 and 3.

As soon as I'm home I will upload the samples. How do I do this by the way?



SonicStage 2.0 atrac3 samples?

Reply #4
I found those but as you said they aren't lp2.

SonicStage 2.0 atrac3 samples?

Reply #5
I'm uploading the samples and respective references from my 128 test here:
http://www.rarewares.org/rja/atrac/

Everything should be up in about an hour. And won't stay there for long either

SonicStage 2.0 atrac3 samples?

Reply #6
Thanks. I just downloaded the samples.

SonicStage 2.0 atrac3 samples?

Reply #7
Sorry, I wasn't able to upload my samples yesterday. I will try to get them to you by the end of this week.

* EDIT *

I've uploaded the samples to the upload forum. You can find the thread here.

SonicStage 2.0 atrac3 samples?

Reply #8
SS3 is out (3.1 for that matter)
And apparently, the software encoder have been slightly improved (making me fell like re-encoding all my MDs...)

SonicStage 2.0 atrac3 samples?

Reply #9
@Daijoubu: Do you know any links for the english version of SS 3.1 ?

I believe SonicStage ATRACplus quality would not compare so well with Lame (256kbps vs. alt-preset standard). I remember reading a test about it in one of the threads -- SonicStage encoder was very fast but quality was low. I think Sony tuned the encoder for speed than quality for the average listener in mind. I hope Sony offers a mode for slower but higher quality encoding.

I'll purchase a NW-E507 in a few days. I wonder how the battery life compares for MP3 vs. ATRAC playback on that device.
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