- Nov 9, 2015
dBpoweramp Music Converter (includes a Batch Converter, a CD Ripper, a CD Writer and, obviously, a Music Converter) seems to cover all the needs... For example, it can be used to resample (44.1 KHz to 48 Khz)...
Before joining the 'resampling can cause artifacts' brigade one should try to find out for himself / herself. Crying over the spilt milk does not usually help, does it...?
By the way, I have no affiliation whatsoever to 'dBpoweramp'...
I've used Bigasoft Audio Converter to batch convert a couple of albums (Dylan and the soundtrack to Donnie Darko) from 44.1 to 48. Takes less than a minute per album. Smaller file size (eg 42MB down to 25.5MB). Length of a 3min track is 1sec slower at 44.1. Listened to both 44.1 and 48 and I can't tell the difference and was not aware of any artefacts introduced by upsampling.
Non scientific, maybe I could have chosen different music genres or maybe I have cloth ears!
But this is a budget player; I use it on the move with a pair of AKG 451 headphones. Would I be able to notice the difference if this bug were present in a more technically advanced player with £1000 cans? I don't know, but I suspect most people will be happy with their X3. If they can perceive a pitch difference they have better hearing than me, but it is fast and easy to upscale to 48 to check whether they can hear any introduced artefacts.
Or stick to 24/96!