Our buddies at RareWares are running a public AAC audio listening test:
In the last few months/weeks, AAC has been receiving some media coverage thanks to the efforts of companies like Apple and AOL to push the format forward. Since there are several available AAC encoders, both free and commercial ones, interest for a comparision was raised by concerned users. Then this test was created.
It's purpose is to find what encoder performs best encoding AAC at 128kbps.
The encoders and parameters tested are:
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Psytel AACenc 2.15 -br 128 Ahead/Nero 184.108.40.206 128kbps CBR, high quality Sorenson Squeeze 3.5 (FhG Pro) 128kbps Apple QuickTime 6.3 (Dolby) 128kbps high quality FAAC 1.17b -a 64 (64kbps/channel)