Is The Lame Encoder Still LAME?

In responce to a Facebook group post that was asking if the LAME MP3 encoder was still a bad choice for encoding mp3s, I decided to do a little test.

It’s just me talking a bit with my morning voice. But tell me if you can hear a difference between any of these encodings.

Lame Encoder @ 128kbps Stereo

Fraunhofer Encoder @128kbps Stereo

Lame Encoder @64kbps Mono

Fraunhofer Encoder @64kbps Mono

In my Humble Opinion, I don’t hear much difference between the two.

You? Let me know