Originally Posted by negyedikandras
Thank you Mshenay!
Nothing serious, just mobile phone (Android and iPhone) and mp3 player. In the near future I'm gonna buy a proper home set, but right now I want to use it for personal use, I travel quite a lot and surrounding noise and rubbish quality annoys me a lot. I try to find the best solution.
I think your very best bet, is to grab the HP 100, it has great quality and very good passive isolation. In addition to it, get your self a Sansa Clip Zip [about $30] get the BIGGEST one they have and buy an expansion card for it [what ever it takes] from there get all of your music in 16bit Lossles FLAC if possible and if FLAC is not possible [go hunting the interwebs for it lol] if you can't find flac then stick with 320k mp3! A lot of nice headphones will reveal the well neagtive effects of compression.
Meaning when you take a Natrual Sound wave, and Digitize it, you lose about .01% of it since the pc can only get a sample. It can't get the entire perfect wave only again like a 99.9% sample of it [which is more than enough] Now take that 99.9% which is refered to as "Lossless [Flac, Wave, Ape (common Lossless formats)" and compress it into Lossy or [Mp3, ACC, OGG (common lossy formats)] at 320k your down to like 95% and each additional compresssion, from 320k to V0 then v2 ect... ect... when you make that percentage drop. And you end up losing your High Frequancies, and again high quality headphones will reveal that "loss" resulting in rather poor sounding music. The % are an estimate it might be WORSE or Better that my estimations. My point is, the Sansa Clip Zip can play Lossless quality music. SO if you want quality go lossless! If you can't find lossless copies of your favorite music, then 320k mp3 [which is rather common] is your next best bet.
If you want more info on all this, Pm me and I can write an even longer post with pictures and what not xD [or I can do it here if you'd like on this thread] Either way chances are your current phone or mp3 player does not support lossless play and I feel that the BIGGER size of lossless files IS worth the increase in sound quality.
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And yes I can AB/X Lossy and Lossless with any song for those who want to get into that.
Most of what your lose in compression is the air in the music. Most noteable are the highs. They just sound funny to me on mp3's and they should because part of their white noise, and decay are removed from the recording.