[quote author=“snak3y3z1001”]converted a bunch of songs to acc. to me i dont notice in any sound quailty gian or loss bewtween mp3 and acc. Acc is smaller in size tho whihc is a + in my book
you will never get a better sound out of a song once it is compressed to an mp3, without using very expensive hardware to artificially recreate the original (to some extent). to trully compare aac and mp3, take a favorite cd of yours, encode with each one (at different bitrates if you want even more comparisons) and listen for details…
if you plan on using an ipod, be sure thats the platform you use to test for differences…higher quality speakers will make differences much more apparent.
the only time i really noticed an obvious deteroiration was running the sound for a dance concert. when you burn a cd (cds use wav files, uncompressed) from an mp3, it will still be the quality of the mp3. when you put that thru a professional sound board and large speakers…you will notice a good bit of quality is lost in the compression. however, most is in the extreme frequency ranges that “regular” speakers cant produce, so listening to your mp3s at home shouldnt be a problem (at least with any average computer speaker system…)