Mp3 to Wav converters left me puzzled sometimes. I don't know what
you think about that, but I always had a bad feeling in the stomach
using mp3 files in my recording studio. Maybe it was just
because I didn't really know, what these converters, decoder and encoder
really do to the sound.
You may say
I should listen if it sounds good enough and I would agree so far, but sometimes
I heard some artifacts (even strong ones) and sometimes it just
sounded like the original CD.
As I decided
to find out more about that, I discovered a very useful test of mp3
decoders. It was obviously done with an unbiased very scientific approach
and not based on opinions of so called authorities.
you don't have to go through the whole thing (it's very technical) though
you may do so if you like (just click
I just made a short summary to pick up what's useful from that
test in order to choose the right software.
of this test is that there are decoder that are flawless (decode
always to the nearest bit) and others that make mistakes from subtle