Current Quality Status Of Apple iTunes/Music?

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by Zorlac, Oct 1, 2018.
  1. Zorlac
    I searched without luck, so I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question...

    1. What is the file type, sample rate, bit depth, etc., of Apple iTunes music purchased downloads currently? Are we at CD quality 16-bit / 44.1kHz yet? If not, then has there been any rumors of if/when Apple will get us there?

    2. Above, except for Apple Music streaming?
     
  2. dB Cooper
    256 Kbps 44.1 M4A files for Apple. Amazon has random VBR but always greater than 256kbps 44.1.

    Tidal does allow you to download FLAC or Master
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018
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  3. zimou13
    Jeff, I rewatched the video and allowed it to auto play to the next video which was your eGPU/1080ti video where you booted into Bootcamp and used the card with Windows. In Windows the performance penalty of the card with the internal display seemed nominal. Is it because of the differences between the way Windows and MacOS handle driving the internal display? Bluestacks TextNow VPN
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
  4. theveterans
    IMO: Overall and not just sound quality from best to worst:

    Apple Music > Tidal HiFi/Master > Deezer HiFi > Spotify
     
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  5. ScubaMan2017
    I think it’s a good question. Naxos Online, offered by The Toronto Public Library, offers 2 settings - high or low. Okayyyyyyy. Sigh.:ksc75smile:
     

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