Public Multiformat Listening Test @ 48 kbps (November 2006)

After the last public AAC listening test @ 48 kbps conducted by Gabriel Bouvigne, it is time for a multiformat test at 48 kbps featuring the latest and greatest encoders optimized for this bitrate, including the long-awaited WMA Professional 10 codec shipped with Windows Vista and Windows Media Player 11.

While most contenders use VBR encoding, WMA Professional 10 has to be tested using CBR because no VBR quality setting comes near 48 kbps.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via e-mail: mail@listening-tests....

Best regards,
Sebastian Mares