<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by deep:
there are differences in sound quality between codecs. for example the lame codec is generally recognized as being the best software mp3 codec and in extensive testing was pretty damn difficult to differentiate from the original. the xing codec in comparison tends to rip off a lot of high frequencies. as well sound quality of a device depends not only on how well the mp3 is encoded but the frequency profile of the player. </font>
there's an mp3 player that uses a "xing" codec?
i would assume any given mp3 player would be able to reproduce 44khz 192kbs mp3 sound quality accurately.
it's not really asking that much
and i would assume that to stay competitive, all mp3 hardware players would be using top quality codecs ..
and it's unclear what you mean by frequency profile of the product.
do you mean which frequencies the processor operates at, the range of output, or what?
i think you're picking just an argument for fun.