Mono vs Stereo
Mono or Stereo – Which is best?
If you are using a lower bitrate (64kbps or less) then stick with mono. For higher bitrates like 96kbps and 128kbps, use Stereo.
Most users automatically assume that because it is set to stereo it will sound better. This is not the case – using stereo on a lower bitrate will cause muffled audio. For example – 48kbps on stereo would mean you are only getting 24kbps per channel. This decreases the end listeners experience of your stream, with mono – it will sound better for them.
On 128kbps for example, you are getting 64kbps per channel. Which means the overall quality will be improved offering a good stereo, crystal clear audio to the end user.
- 24kbps – 64kbps: MONO
- 80kbps – 128kbps: STEREO
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