HE-AAC artifacts 2006-11-13 23:53:08 So far I've abxed everything in the common bitrates of 24~64k. I hear 'TTTSSSHHHHKKK' smearing artifacts even outside abx. They are not as hideous as mp3 ringing, but its there nearly all the time giving he-aac a signature. I must say the quality per bitrate is great.. BUT he who said that 48k will be near transparent (garf ?) - well not quite.