Originally Posted by Ethan215
So here's another question-What type of file would sound better on a Zune, MP3 or WMA?
That again depends on at least two factors.
* Which encoder used. Especially for MP3, where there are multiple ones ranging from very good to horrible.
* The bitrate of the files.
I would go for MP3 files encoded with LAME, but certainly not sure if they "sound better" than WMA on the same bitrate. But they are certainly more flexible and universal.
Comparing lossy codecs are quite subjective. As some people are more sensitive to artifacts created by a specific codec/encoder than others, while others may be sensible to artifacts created by the other codec/encoder. Hence I recommend you encode some test samples on your own and perform a listening test. Then make up your own