I downloaded loads of 128/44 mp3s back around 1998-2003 and could only occasionally tell the difference between that and a CD. Case in point: my remaster of Selling England By The Pound which I purchased in spring 2002 (90s "Definitive Edition Remaster") after listening to the album on mp3 in 2001. You cannot hear the synth line at the end of "The Cinema Show" transition into "AIsle Of Plenty" on the mp3; just the fading Mellotrons. When I got the CD, I disliked the synth line being audible!!!