Okay, so I’ve been messing around with lossless tunes lately, and when converting them from FLAC or WAV down to 320 CBR MP3, I threw a few albums through a Xilisoft converter, and just did an album with CUETools. Xilisoft took three minutes to encode 50 minutes of music. CUETools took ten to fifteen minutes. The settings were the same as far as I could see.
My question is this: is Xilisoft doing a dodgy/quick job? I’ve read an article about MP3 compression and the process seems pretty step-by-step without loopholes, not to mention that I’m encoding to CBR which takes away a few calculations on the software’s part, but the perfectionist in my head really wants to know if my Xilisoft 320s might be a little less quality than my CUETools 320s.