Over the last couple of days i’ve encoded about 20 of my CD’s to 192 bitrate MP3’s using Apple iTunes. I really like the fact that iTunes automatically looks up the Artist, Album, and Track info, and also the ease of “one-click” importing of my albums.
However, upon listening to the imported albums, the quality of Apple’s encoder is … at best… “lacking”. On many tracks, I get distortion and what could best be described as static, about 4-8 seconds into the track, lasting about 2-3 seconds. Even if I transfer the mp3 file to another machine/player, it is still there. This is not acceptable.
I’ve got a couple of questions…
Has anyone ran into this issue with iTunes?
What are you using to encode your albums?