In my experience so far, there isn't a big difference, but that is very
dependent on the character of the sound you are encoding. If the small
difference in file size doesn't matter too much, I'd default to 320, just to
get the best one can get from that (crappy) format.

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] 256 vs 320 mp3 rate

This question is coming from a relatively naive person:

Will there be a significant sonic improvement when digitizing an analog
recording at 320kbps compared to 256 kpbs?