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Uncompressed audio formats [message #89777] Sun, 10 February 2019 14:12 Go to next message
lilbill is currently offline  lilbill
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Despite taking a lot of disk space, the uncompressed formats are said to be the most accurate. Either way, what would be the advantage of going for the WAV format as opposed to MP3 for example?
Re: Uncompressed audio formats [message #89780 is a reply to message #89777] Sun, 10 February 2019 16:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi, Sound quality is the reason.

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Bruce
Re: Uncompressed audio formats [message #89800 is a reply to message #89777] Tue, 12 February 2019 10:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Newjack is currently offline  Newjack
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An mp3 file will never sound as good as a wav file. Some people don't care and only want to save space, so they go with the mp3.
Re: Uncompressed audio formats [message #90484 is a reply to message #89777] Thu, 20 June 2019 06:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Malfoy is currently offline  Malfoy
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I guess I'm one of those persons who don't care too much about sound quality, although I still enjoy listening to high definition music. There are some mp3 conversions that retain the sound quality with the use of a good set of headphones.
Re: Uncompressed audio formats [message #90527 is a reply to message #90484] Tue, 25 June 2019 21:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi, I hate to be the bearer of bad news.....even the highest resolution MP3 (I have seen 320K) is a lossy conversion. They may sound OK, but side by side with a true high res copy will be deficient. The use of phones vs speakers really has no effect. I do grant that the best MP3s are not too bad, but with storage so cheap why not use the uncompressed files. My portable player, a FIIO X3, can handle 256 gig on a single chip. That is an enormous number of tracks. Many thousands.

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Uncompressed audio formats [message #90550 is a reply to message #90527] Fri, 28 June 2019 19:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leot55 is currently offline  Leot55
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gofar99 wrote on Tue, 25 June 2019 21:15
I do grant that the best MP3s are not too bad, but with storage so cheap why not use the uncompressed files. My portable player, a FIIO X3, can handle 256 gig on a single chip. That is an enormous number of tracks. Many thousands.
Because it's not a smartphone too. I appreciate the sound is better, but I think most people just want that all-in-one device that's always on hand.
Re: Uncompressed audio formats [message #90561 is a reply to message #89777] Sat, 29 June 2019 11:16 Go to previous message
Malfoy is currently offline  Malfoy
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I stand corrected. I go with Leot when it comes to mobility so I will just use good quality headphones to supplement the quality of the MP3 music. However, I would go with gofar if the music will be used at a party.
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