BladeEnc Speed Comparison 
Here follows a speed comparison between BladeEnc and some other popular MP3 Encoders.
 
Program Encoding time
Name
Based on
BladeEnc v0.72 ISO
MP3 Producer
Fraunhofer
MP3 Compressor
Fraunhofer
8hz-mp3 v0.11
ISO
L3Enc v2.72 (112kBit)
Fraunhofer
mpegEnc v0.07
ISO
 
P-133
P-225 MMX
P2-300
1:16 0:44 -
1:18
0:45
-
1:19
0:46
-
2:45
- 1:01
3:29* 2:00* -
6:35
3:24
-
 
 * 112kBit was used when benchmarking L3Enc since 128 kBit wasn't allowed in my unregistered copy.
 
All programs were given the same running conditions with no background or user activity taking place during encoding. Testsample was a digital copy of the intro to the Moonraker album by Big Money ("Once Upon A Time In A Galaxy Far Far Away" a 20 seconds long piece of music), that was compressed to 128 kBit stereo. Encoding quality was set to highest possible for all encoders. All tests were performed at lest twice to make sure that no temporary system task influenced.
 
This test is in no way complete. There are a lot of other encoders on the market and some of them are faster than BladeEnc. I'll add some more later to give a somewhat more correct picture of the situation.