Talk:Choosing the best codec
MPC was never considered superior to other formats at ~128 kbps. To the great surprise of the community it got the best mark on the first Multiformat listening test but was still statistically tied to AAC, Vorbis and WMAPro. On the Second multiformat listening test MPC didn't got the best mark and was still tied to Vorbis and AAC. Musepack was considered by "audiophiles" as the best lossy format for high bitrates (from --standard or 175 kbps and more). It may be worth mentionning that no trace of any listening test proving this superiority could be found on the web. With recent developments of AAC (iTunes and Nero Digital) and Vorbis (aoTuV) the superiority of MPC at high bitrate is really unlikely.