Music Compression Test: How Good Are Your Ears?

Ready for the answers? Here's how the samples match up with the bitrates:


A = 256 kbps

B = 192 kbps

C = Uncompressed .wav

D = 128 kbps

E = 320 kbps


A = 128 kbps

B = 320 kbps

C = 192 kbps

D = Uncompressed .wav

E = 256 kbps

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