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I personally notice richer, much extended (say better treble) sound from FLAC compared to 320k mp3. Also, the airiness and sound-stage is also better with FLAC

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I personally notice richer, much extended (say better treble) sound from FLAC compared to 320k mp3. Also, the airiness and sound-stage is also better with FLAC

Is that with a direct FLAC vs. 320 kbps MP3 A/B blind test ripped from the exact same file

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Is that with a direct FLAC vs. 320 kbps MP3 A/B blind test ripped from the exact same file

Probably not.

 

FLAC was from a CD I bought online while MP3/AAC was from Gaana.com (Downloaded with my pro subscription)

 

I think that files on gaana were ripped from better sources than my FLAC since they get it directly from the studios by their license agreement.

 

That's just a guess and I don't exactly know. But perhaps I should convert the FLAC under test to 320k mp3 and do a blind A/B test as before but now coming from same source

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Originally Posted by imran27 View Post
 

Probably not.

 

FLAC was from a CD I bought online while MP3/AAC was from Gaana.com (Downloaded with my pro subscription)

 

I think that files on gaana were ripped from better sources than my FLAC since they get it directly from the studios by their license agreement.

 

That's just a guess and I don't exactly know. But perhaps I should convert the FLAC under test to 320k mp3 and do a blind A/B test as before but now coming from same source

Just the response I expected. Now, do that, and let me know of your results through PM. I'd hate to derail the thread any further with this "FLAC sounds better" BS.

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