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Where to get high quality FLAC Music + What headphones can distinguish the difference of higher quality formats

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Hello, everyone I'm new here bla bla bla. With that out of the way, I'm looking for places to get FLAC versions of songs. I've looked all over the place and I just can't find anywhere besides shady "free download" websites, if you know what I mean. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would be grateful.

 

My second thing is that I am getting a pair of ATH M50s and I would like to know in advance if they will allow me to hear the difference with high quality audio formats such as FLAC, WAV, etc. If not, can someone please distinguish the price range/headphones where this becomes a thing? In case anyone was wondering, I'm using the AKG M80 MK II. I think I can hear the difference in higher quality stuff but it might just be placebo effect on my part.

 

Anyways, thanks in advance to anyone who is able to help.

post #2 of 10

Buy used music CDs and make your own FLAC files.

HDtracks sell FLAC files.

 

ATH-M50Xs are bassy music headphones.

Takstar Pro 80s would be just as good and sell for $75.

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Buy used music CDs and make your own FLAC files.

HDtracks sell FLAC files.

 

ATH-M50Xs are bassy music headphones.

Takstar Pro 80s would be just as good and sell for $75.

I looked up a comparison and it looks like the Pro 80s aren't stereo... is this true? Because if it is I need stereo lol

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I looked up a comparison and it looks like the Pro 80s aren't stereo... is this true? Because if it is I need stereo lol

 

The Takstar Pro 80s are stereo headphones.

Where did you read they are not stereo (2-channel)?

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The Takstar Pro 80s are stereo headphones.

Where did you read they are not stereo (2-channel)?

http://versus.com/en/takstar-pro-80-vs-audio-technica-ath-m50

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I believe that website was setup by someone who wants to sell you ATH-M50X headphones.

Some of the reasons given are not really that relevant for deciding between the two headphones. 

(might even be a little out right lying on that webpage)

The Pro 80s and M50X headphones are both 2-channel stereo headphones.

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I believe that website was setup by someone who wants to sell you ATH-M50X headphones.
Some of the reasons given are not really that relevant for deciding between the two headphones. 
(might even be a little out right lying on that webpage)
The Pro 80s and M50X headphones are both 2-channel stereo headphones.
Well the thing is I want to use the headphones for listening as well as producing so I really do want those little differences in range and the better quality of treble
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Well the thing is I want to use the headphones for listening as well as producing so I really do want those little differences in range and the better quality of treble

 

I could not say the Pro 80 are a better choice over the M50Xs.

But i think that website is not really to be relied on for helping you to make a choice.

Also if you looking into using headphones for producing, I would assuming you would want headphones that are balanced and neutral, where as the M50Xs are bassy with recessed mids.

I would think headphones like the AKG K550s, would allow you to hear the details better.

I'm not really knowledgeable about audio production, hopefully there are threads somewhere on Head-Fi to offer better advice.

post #9 of 10

That website is a quick parser of officially released manufacturer specs, you can't really use it as a "comparison".

 

For example it says that the M50 doesn't have earpads included, which obviously makes no sense. It's just because the Pro 80 has earpads listed in manufacturer specs, while the M50 does not. The Pro 80 doesn't specifically have "stereo sound' listed as a bullet point in it's manufacturer specs and thus the parser sees that as an advantage for the M50, when that obviously isn't true. 

 

Basically, that site isn't very helpful unless you need to know certain criteria between two headsets (such as impedance, sensitivity, or driver size for example)

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That website is a quick parser of officially released manufacturer specs, you can't really use it as a "comparison".

For example it says that the M50 doesn't have earpads included, which obviously makes no sense. It's just because the Pro 80 has earpads listed in manufacturer specs, while the M50 does not. The Pro 80 doesn't specifically have "stereo sound' listed as a bullet point in it's manufacturer specs and thus the parser sees that as an advantage for the M50, when that obviously isn't true. 

Basically, that site isn't very helpful unless you need to know certain criteria between two headsets (such as impedance, sensitivity, or driver size for example)
Sorry for late reply, but thank you for that. I think I will end up either choosing the m50s or the akg k550 like the other guy mentioned
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