Reply to post: How many variables can you eliminate?

How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

Slow Joe Crow

How many variables can you eliminate?

If you want to compare FLAC and MP3 audio quality effectively you are going to need a properly designed and controlled experiment. If you can get some known good source recordings and a studio monitor setup you could then encode the files in various formats and conduct blind tests with several listeners. Of course audio quality is a highly subjective thing as evidenced by claims to "hear" a difference between two cables carrying a digital signal, but blind testing should filter out bias.

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