hi i use DC++ to download my music, and i noticed some songs are ripped by those hacker groups - i know that because the filenames always end with the name of the group (such as rnz, elitegroup, eos, sns, etc..)
i ripped some cds i had and compared to these group mp3s and i noticed their recording are a lot more trebly (sometimes even too trebly to be bearable) and have gains higher... it's like the recording was made with +3db for all frequencies or something and the treble sounds a lot higher than the original recording... i know most people download from these groups and always say they have the greatest recording of all, but what's the real meaning of a good mp3 recording? i thought it was to keep as best as loyal as possible the music on the cd you are ripping off... is that it?
oh and i also noticed that i dont know why, but 192kbps mp3s mostly sound louder than 256kbps or 128kbps for example... 128kbps sounds boomier thou... hows that and why?
enjoying this thread, what's the best way to record my mp3s to always have the best quality?