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If two digital audio clips of the same music sound demonstrably different for a duration of less than 3 minutes, I believe there is something being compromised in the poorer sounding clip. Or enhanced in the better sounding clip. Outside the scope of the conversion itself. (Unless there is a huge disparity in the bitrates.) The difference could simply be one of the clips being louder in amplitude. (People tend to prefer the louder clip.)

I conducted a native CD quality WAV versus an MP3-converted WAV (same playback bitrate) comparison, and some of the people claimed they couldn't tell the difference. (Most people who chose one they thought sounded better picked the MP3-converted WAV.)

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