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I'm getting some new ATH-M50 soon with a Xonar DG and everyone told me to convert all my MP3s to FLACs.

What program do you recommend ? I want to queue like 1000 songs at once and convert 'em all while I'm doing other things.

Thanks all, I'm new to "enthusiast music".
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Converting Mp3 to flac will do nothing for quality and just take up more space. What you want is a original rip from a cd to flac and for that i recommend EAC.
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Converting Mp3 to flac will do nothing for quality and just take up more space. What you want is a original rip from a cd to flac and for that i recommend EAC.
They were rip'd from CD to MP3. Can I MP3 to FLAC or it's not worth it?
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They were rip'd from CD to MP3. Can I MP3 to FLAC or it's not worth it?
You "can" but it would be like upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows ME
    
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You "can" but it would be like upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows ME
Is that even an upgrade
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Pretty much what the first reply said. You can't magically regain what was lost when the original was compressed to MP3. Best case scenario doing this would be that you would end up with the same quality song at a much larger file size, but odds are you would actually lose a little quality in the conversion.

You want to rip the CD to FLAC if that's what you really want. I wouldn't bother though if you just listen to music on your phone or iPod or if you have bad cans/speakers.
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Short and simple:

You can't go from lossy (MP3) to lossless (FLAC).

It would be pointless. If you really want FLAC, just rerip your collection.
    
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Short and simple:

You can't go from lossy (MP3) to lossless (FLAC).

It would be pointless. If you really want FLAC, just rerip your collection.
Most of it is Dubstep, free downloads as MP3 :/

Also, my headphones will be pretty good, at least for my first set that is worth more than $30 : ATH-M50 paired with a Xonar DG.
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They were rip'd from CD to MP3. Can I MP3 to FLAC or it's not worth it?
It does no good the data lost when the files were made mp3 is gone forever. MP3's drop data completely than compress the file. Flac's just compress the file with no data loss.
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post #10 of 13
You want to rip the FLAC files from the CD to use as master copies. Then you convert them to whatever format (don't overwrite the originals).

For the record I use dBPoweramp. It's not free but there is a trial, it convert heaps of stuff.
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