48 kbps listening test, pretest discussion thread 2005-12-12 16:06:23 Hello!After assisting like many of you on the controversy of guruboolez' tests concerning the Nero AAC encoders and having seen many suggestions towards preparing a listening test around 48kbps - in particular with the different HE encoders, I decided to take matters into my own hands.I currently have 8 samples testing for tonality, transients and stereo separation. These are generally classical music, but also include electronic music, 80s pop, and I might add a jazz recording for ambience reproduction.As for encoders, I'm stumped.Should I also include an old version of nero (old being relative) as to see the progress in a general evaluation ? At this bitrate, many encoders is not really a problem, is it? For now, I was thinking : -Nero AAC Tape / PNS Enabled / HE / High (Should I enable hint track?)-Ogg Vorbis, latest AoTuV, q -2 to -4 (whatever's approximately the same bitrates ~42-53)-Lame ABR 48 (any tunings suggested?)-mp3pro, probably, at any close bitrate I can achieve (adobe audition's encoder)-Itunes AAC (HE if available)-CT encoder (winamp 5.12) 48kbps, HE.If I should use an older nero as well, where can I find it?Also, could anyone help me prepare the ABC/HR logs? (eg, Sebastian Mares)Thanks in advance,Tristan.