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I've been on Google Music for over a week now. It's pretty good. Has some limitations that I don't really like right now and some of it is clunky and not very well explained. But it's a beta, so it's forgivable.

What's nice, with the Android App, you can make the music available over a Wirless connection only (to avoid BS charges from your carrier) and even make music available OFFLINE (I assume the google app caches the music you choose for offline).

The limit is 20,000 songs. All in MP3 320 (even if you upload FLAC it will convert it). Not that you need FLAC on a mobile device anyway, as no mobile device will truly give you the quality of sound FLAC supports.
Not even when connected to an amplifier and audiophile quality headphones? Curious to hear why not. I might even learn something here.
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Not even when connected to an amplifier and audiophile quality headphones? Curious to hear why not. I might even learn something here.
At 320kbps, it is nearly impossible to distinguish MP3 from FLAC. At most there will be only a few barely audible clues that only a trained listener would hear.
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Actually got mine 2-3 weeks ago. Already got my music uploaded, it is pretty awesome. Just me, though, or are the menus kind of laggy?
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Not even when connected to an amplifier and audiophile quality headphones? Curious to hear why not. I might even learn something here.
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At 320kbps, it is nearly impossible to distinguish MP3 from FLAC. At most there will be only a few barely audible clues that only a trained listener would hear.
Exactly what Iceman said.

Personally, I think FLAC is one of the biggest jokes out there. It uses a huge amount of data for absolutely little to no payoff. At 320Kbps, very few are even going to notice a subtle difference to FLAC, not to mention you use a fraction of the data that FLAC uses. A mobile phone also isn't really the best hardware to run music off of. It has nothing on audiophile grade equipment.
post #55 of 99
Needs an invite...I was having 404 problems when I tried.
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Exactly what Iceman said.

Personally, I think FLAC is one of the biggest jokes out there. It uses a huge amount of data for absolutely little to no payoff. At 320Kbps, very few are even going to notice a subtle difference to FLAC, not to mention you use a fraction of the data that FLAC uses. A mobile phone also isn't really the best hardware to run music off of. It has nothing on audiophile grade equipment.
Bull****. If you guys have high quality grade equipment you can clearly hear a differences in the bass and treble.

But I do agree, on a mobile device it's useless.. for now.
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Also if someone could hook me up with an invite, just PM.
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Personally, I think FLAC is one of the biggest jokes out there. It uses a huge amount of data for absolutely little to no payoff. At 320Kbps, very few are even going to notice a subtle difference to FLAC, not to mention you use a fraction of the data that FLAC uses. A mobile phone also isn't really the best hardware to run music off of. It has nothing on audiophile grade equipment.
Good thing you're only speaking for yourself. FLAC can be seen primarily as a one-stop way to store your music, and then encode it into any format and bitrate you want later on down the road.

And yes, very few people will, or care to, notice the difference of anything between the original source material and a 320 CBR. A few days ago, I was talking to my supervisor at work, who was really proud of having 100-120GBs of music on his iPod. When I mentioned FLAC, he had no clue what that was; he was more concerned of not knowing what to listen to now, and that he was running out of space on his music player. That mindset (not that there's anything wrong with it) reflects the vast majority of music listeners today.

TL;DR - Try to at least see FLAC as a great way to archive your music
    
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post #59 of 99
Got my invite today.

Uploading.

One note I saw from the Android Market when downloading it for my phone:

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Description
Official Android player for Music Beta by Google.
The Music application features a redesigned UI and now supports Music Beta by Google.
Music Beta is a new service from Google that gives you instant access to your personal music collection on the web and your compatible Android devices without the hassle of wires or syncing.
Available in the U.S. by invitation only and free for a limited time.
Request an invitation at music.google.com.
Not a Music Beta user? You can still use this player to listen to music on your Android device.
Looks like it's going to become a subscription service. AFTER you upload all your music to it, you will have to pay to access it. If this pans out to be true, it will be short-lived for me.
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At 320kbps, it is nearly impossible to distinguish MP3 from FLAC. At most there will be only a few barely audible clues that only a trained listener would hear.
A trained listener, or a guy with HD 650's. I can easily hear the difference and I'm not an audiophile by any means.

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Exactly what Iceman said.

Personally, I think FLAC is one of the biggest jokes out there. It uses a huge amount of data for absolutely little to no payoff. At 320Kbps, very few are even going to notice a subtle difference to FLAC, not to mention you use a fraction of the data that FLAC uses. A mobile phone also isn't really the best hardware to run music off of. It has nothing on audiophile grade equipment.
Nothing comes close to foobar2k w/ FLAC files @ 1000~ kbps.

I was more interested in why FLAC isn't worth it on mobile devices in particular, since you cannot for your life convince me that it's not worth it in general. ^^
Edited by Goaky - 6/3/11 at 2:01pm
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