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post #16 of 23
I second the above. You should pick AAC or ogg over mp3, though.
There's also the Phillips golden ear test, testing for mp3 fragments at a 100 and some Kbps. It's fairly difficult.
post #17 of 23
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I second the above. You should pick AAC or ogg over mp3, though.
There's also the Phillips golden ear test, testing for mp3 fragments at a 100 and some Kbps. It's fairly difficult.

Why those over mp3?
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I second the above. You should pick AAC or ogg over mp3, though.
There's also the Phillips golden ear test, testing for mp3 fragments at a 100 and some Kbps. It's fairly difficult.

Why those over mp3?

Fram what I've heard they are better. MP3 is an old format and not as efficient in its compression of the music. So, 256 kbit/s aac or ogg is roughly equal to 320 kbit/s mp3. That's what I have been told from people who likely know a thing or two....

post #19 of 23
Good to know
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by lookingforIEMs View Post

Hey guys...... ripped some old albums and some new ones into nothing FLAC and WAV. All i can say is that on 16/44.1, WAV is far far clearer and has much less distortion. Now gotta find some HDCDs smily_headphones1.gif


Not possible.

WAV and FLAC are both lossless so contain identical information, there is no way they can sound different.

post #21 of 23
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Not possible.
WAV and FLAC are both lossless so contain identical information, there is no way they can sound different.

Even though it's lossless, Isn't Flac compressed though?
post #22 of 23
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Even though it's lossless, Isn't Flac compressed though?


Lossless compression. It means the data is identical when uncompressed, like a .zip or .rar file on the computer.

post #23 of 23
Good to know!
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