OPUS vs MP3 Audio Compression

The song used in this comparison is Camellia – GHOST (2020 Halloween+++++++++ VIP), check his website out here. This is a publicly released wav file.

Below are some examples of the power that OPUS has when compressing audio to low bitrates in comparison to MP3. Whilst opus isn’t as widely supported, I personally believe people should attempt to move away from MP3 compression, as the difference in quality is stark.

These files have been encoded from a .wav 1411kbps file.


VBR Bitrate: 96kbps

Size: 3.69MB


Bitrate: 96kbps

Size: 3.83MB