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mp3 bitrate and upsampling

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
i plan to ask for an MF V-DAC for christmas. my question, is it not worth upsampling mp3's below 256kb, because of the artificial frequency multiplier and the re-timing issues of the source. for example it will remove the sloshing sound on low bitrate mp3's at the expense of warmth? i'm hoping the mp3s at 256kb/s 44.1Khz will be sufficient.
post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 
i hear a slight bit of sibilance with female voices using Winamp sonic extraction engine, however overall it is fine.
post #3 of 5
If you've got a half decent rig stick with lossless.
post #4 of 5
The benefits of upsampling are questionable so I strongly doubt it will fix your mp3s. you're better off reripping to flac with EAC.
post #5 of 5
If you're going to be investing in a dac, I suggest using higher quality mp3s or flac. Upsampling will be very very subtle if not useless.
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