EMI and Apple to remove DRM from most of their music on iTunes Reply #100 – 2007-04-05 05:39:33 Quote from: goodnews on 2007-04-05 04:34:35Quote from: kornchild2002 on 2007-04-05 02:52:55I would like to see the experts perform a 256kbps test here on hydrogenaudio. Maybe comparing WMA, iTunes AAC, Lame mp3, WinAmp AAC, and a fifth format like OGG all at 256kbps. Then again, that is asking a lot as I am sure 256kbps is hard to distinguish and having 5 formats to test at that high of a bitrate would make a lot of work.I asked about this early on in this thread, and the only reply I got was that it would be to heard to do a 256K listening test. The poster thought that there wouldn't be enough difference to notice I believe.Yeah, I gathered that. Still, it would be nice to see a test like that. I am sure the differences between the encoders would be very small but, if you are encoding your music at the 256kbps bitrate range, then you would care about those slight margins of quality. A test like this wouldn't be needed but it would be nice for curiosity sake. Then again, it really isn't worth running a test just for curiosity.