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Thanks for explaining your opinion. It's always helpful when someone gives reasoning behind their thoughts. Maybe instead of an amp I should be buying my music on CDs instead of from iTunes. I definitely notice a sound quality difference between MP3 and MPAA formats.
really. AAC is part of the MPEG-4 standard, which is an ISO mandated format. Also there should be very to no difference between say 320kbps CBR / VBR -V0 mp3 and iTunes' 'iTunes Plus' ~256kbps AAC
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really. AAC is part of the MPEG-4 standard, which is an ISO mandated format. Also there should be very to no difference between say 320kbps CBR / VBR -V0 mp3 and iTunes' 'iTunes Plus' ~256kbps AAC
Hmm.. Maybe it's my method of playback. In my car, I use basically an older model of this to play music on my iPhone through my car's radio. When I play a CD though, I definitely notice the sound quality is better.
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Hmm.. Maybe it's my method of playback. In my car, I use basically an older model of this to play music on my iPhone through my car's radio. When I play a CD though, I definitely notice the sound quality is better.
Playing the lossless music from a CD hooked directly to the system will sound better than lossy MP3s played from an iphone through an FM transmitter. If you want it to sound better you should connect your iphone to an aux port and run a line out cable to use, also 320MP3s are the top format you should be using with a portable source. The improved quality of lossless files will be lost being played through the iphone's built in amp and just take up more space than a 320 mp3.
    
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Playing the lossless music from a CD hooked directly to the system will sound better than lossy MP3s played from an iphone through an FM transmitter. If you want it to sound better you should connect your iphone to an aux port and run a line out cable to use, also 320MP3s are the top format you should be using with a portable source. The improved quality of lossless files will be lost being played through the iphone's built in amp and just take up more space than a 320 mp3.
Unfortunately my radio doesn't have a line out port. It's the stock radio in my '98 Accord. I was lucky it had a CD player.. lol
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