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What do you mean by 'different sources.' For FLAC to sound correctly, they must be side-converted (lossless to lossless).
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What do you mean by 'different sources.' For FLAC to sound correctly, they must be side-converted (lossless to lossless).

As in I didn't convert any files (convert the FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC). The MP3s I tried are old rips which I have had in my library for years, and the FLACs which I compared them to I got online.
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Download Spectro and test both the MP3 and the FLAC you were using. 128 MP3 usually cut off at 16khz and 320 around 20khz and flac at 22khz +. If your FLAC was below 20khz it is a high chance that it isn't a true FLAC and just a transcode. E.g a 128 converted into FLAC to get more downloads.
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Download Spectro and test both the MP3 and the FLAC you were using. 128 MP3 usually cut off at 16khz and 320 around 20khz and flac at 22khz +. If your FLAC was below 20khz it is a high chance that it isn't a true FLAC and just a transcode. E.g a 128 converted into FLAC to get more downloads.

Great idea and it worked. I just used the Spectrum view in Foobar and like you said the 128kbps MP3s weren't making it to 17KHz whereas the FLAC were making it to 20KHz+.
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What sound card do you use?

It's in my sig. Just a $25 ASUS Xonar DG. But more than good enough to be a big improvement over onboard sound.
     
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