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Because everyone keeps mentioning the "low bitrate" from In Rainbows, a quiz lifted from PC world that included some samples encoded at 128 and 256k [#]. Here's the Mozart portion of the quiz:

A:
B:


Poll #1070828 compression

which sounds better

A
1(12.5%)
B
4(50.0%)
C
3(37.5%)

Comments

B, but I might have been imagining it. I even used my ultra-expensive headphones. I think the bitrate thing is kinda bs. I can tell a 96 file, but anything above that counts as pretty perfect in my book.
i thought b sounded better too, using ipod headphones, but honestly don't think it's a different that really matters in 95 / 100 listening experiences. It only matters a tiny bit in those other 5%.

did we get it right?