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FLAC, AAC, iPhone, and Bluetooth

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by abrody, Nov 27, 2018.
  1. abrody
    I know this has been discussed a lot, but to date I cannot find a clear answer.

    If I'm running Tidal on an iPhone to a bluetooth receiver which supports AAC, is there any point in paying for Tidal Hifi?

    Tidal premium provides 320 kbps AAC files. Tidal HifI's FLAC's will get converted on my iPhone to AAC and then sent to BT receiver.

    Will the converted FLACs sound any better than the "unconverted" AACs?
  2. overgang
  3. neil74
    My none-techie view is that on iOS anything north of 250 kbps is wasted, so even with the Tidal 320 kbps option the full bitrate is not reaching your headphones.

    What this means in real world terms is whole other debate.

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