Public Multiformat Listening Test @ 64 kbps (July 2007)

After my last public multiformat listening test @ 48 kbps, it is time for a multiformat test at 64 kbps featuring the most up-to-date encoders optimized for this bitrate, including WMA Professional 10, HE-AAC and Ogg Vorbis. It is also interesting to see if Microsoft's claims regarding the superiority of WMA Professional 10 over HE-AAC (see link below) are still valid.

While most contenders use VBR encoding, WMA Professional 10 is tested using CBR because it seems to be the setting recommended by Microsoft (according to a test by Microsoft and NSTL).

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

Best regards,
Sebastian Mares