Because - despite what some people may say - it is indistinguishable from a 44.1kHz 16 bit wav, and on an audio recording forum, where we are trying to analyse frequencies and levels down to minute degrees, anything less than that is making a bit of a mockery of the whole point of uploading files IMO.
[quote=“rjwillow, post:9, topic:840”]
I can’t hear a difference on any of my playback systems.
[/quote]That is quite amazing. Cymbals in 128kbps sound like someone tearing a paper bag.