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post #16 of 189
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post

What format is the best? Flac?

IMO, from an SQ perspective, they all sound the same.  Flac and WAV are smaller size files if that makes a difference. Then just make sure your player accepts your chosen format.

post #17 of 189
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post

What format is the best? Flac?

 

Some people will argue over the formats, but long story short: they're all lossless and should sound the same. 

 

Overly simplified:

 

WAV - Uncompressed lossless

AIFF - Uncompressed lossless, adds additional meta that WAV can't store

FLAC - Losslessly compressed for Windows

ALAC - Losslessly compressed for Mac

 

Personally, I store my whole collection in a losslessly compressed format (ALAC) so I get the full sound without all the additional hard disk requirement. There's really no data loss‚ÄĒthink of zipping a folder. You unzip it and all the info is there.¬†

post #18 of 189

Wow, I had no idea music could sound this good. This is my first 192/24 download and I truly hope HIDEF music takes off because after listening to this I will not be able to go back. 

post #19 of 189
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Originally Posted by Trey36 View Post

Wow, I had no idea music could sound this good. This is my first 192/24 download and I truly hope HIDEF music takes off because after listening to this I will not be able to go back. 
It's not the high definition that makes it sound good....
And this is exactly why I made my previous post: HD formats make no audible difference to the end listener.
post #20 of 189
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Originally Posted by Trey36 View Post
 

Wow, I had no idea music could sound this good. This is my first 192/24 download and I truly hope HIDEF music takes off because after listening to this I will not be able to go back. 

It's primarily the binaural recording that makes this music so sweet.

post #21 of 189
Anything that compresses uses software that makes up,data witha data recovery software type . So short answer is you loose your data even though you think you do not. I always download wav and store . And convert to flac to play. Also there is a flac without compression as well. That is what I use to play. I am not saying I can hear it but why would I remove data for space with music I just paid for In a loss less file .
Al
post #22 of 189
Is there a reason for purchasing flagship headphones (over a $1000) if I can purchase uncompressed binaural recording? I uses my HD800 then my ED8. My jaw dropped listening to both.
post #23 of 189

Will purchase this album later tonight.  I was hoping that Jude would spend more time talking about the Sony NW-ZX1 walkman.  I own the ZX1 personally and I've found it to be an excellent portable source (both sound quality, design, and features) especially with higher end CIEMs.  Given that the AK240 gets an entire episode dedicated to it, I sure hope that the ZX1 and other higher ends DAP will receive some more air time on the future episodes.


Edited by purk - 4/25/14 at 3:35pm
post #24 of 189
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Originally Posted by Trey36 View Post

Is there a reason for purchasing flagship headphones (over a $1000) if I can purchase uncompressed binaural recording? I uses my HD800 then my ED8. My jaw dropped listening to both.

Limited binaural recordings available.
post #25 of 189

Just bought the album, and now i can tell which headphones i own has the deepest depth and height.Thank you head fi for the special offer.

post #26 of 189
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Originally Posted by xanlamin View Post

What format is the best? Flac?

 

FLAC is obviously good, but I prefer .wav between the two

post #27 of 189

Listen to some demos they have at HD Tracks, pretty impressive

post #28 of 189

Sounds incredible in terms of pure SQ even though it is not the style of music I like much. It'd be good evaluation music though for my phones.

post #29 of 189

Just bought it with the discount code yesterday... Thank You!

 

Unfortunately, I got the "Apple Lossless Audio Format" (ALAF) at 96 kHz/24 bit, thinking "Apple" meant "iTunes" and I could listen to it on my iPod. It runs on iTunes on my PC but I get complaints that my iPod does not support that sampling rate. 

 

So I converted it to standard iTunes formant (256 kBps VBR, a lossy format that in past experiments I cannot distinguish from uncompressed).

 

Is there a lower bit rate uncompressed format I should use instead?  Can iTunes make that conversion?

 

Anyway, sounds absolutely revelational!  Good job, Cheskys!

post #30 of 189
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Originally Posted by kayandjohn View Post
 

Just bought it with the discount code yesterday... Thank You!

 

Unfortunately, I got the "Apple Lossless Audio Format" (ALAF) at 96 kHz/24 bit, thinking "Apple" meant "iTunes" and I could listen to it on my iPod. It runs on iTunes on my PC but I get complaints that my iPod does not support that sampling rate. 

 

So I converted it to standard iTunes formant (256 kBps VBR, a lossy format that in past experiments I cannot distinguish from uncompressed).

 

Is there a lower bit rate uncompressed format I should use instead?  Can iTunes make that conversion?

 

Anyway, sounds absolutely revelational!  Good job, Cheskys!

This might help you...

 

File Format File Type Associated With Compatible with iPod?
MP3 Audio Open* Yes
AAC Audio Apple Yes
WMA Audio Microsoft No
AIFF** Audio Open Yes
WAV** Audio Open Yes
M4A Audio Apple Yes
M4P Audio Apple Yes
Ogg** Audio Open No
FLAC Audio Open No
RA/RAM Audio Real Networks No
H.264 Video Open Yes
MP4 Video Open Yes
WMV Video Microsoft No
MOV Video Apple No

 

I can play FLAC files on my iPhone with the app AmpliFlac - HD Flac Player

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