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The title says it. cant get a sraight answer anywhere. also i dont really care about the file size, as long as its amazing
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post #2 of 14
There is no best file. It comes down to your interest, then look for file integrity which are typically highest on classical songs or songs pre-1980s. You want to find song files with high dynamic range.

That said, other things come into play including your source (sound card etc).
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Aye, no one file will suit everyone, I stick with WAV and FLAC, heard interesting things about APE
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post #4 of 14
sometimes you will be limited. why not just focus whatever your favorite music/band is rather than limiting yourself to a high fidelity version of music that you might not even be a fan of. never understood audiophiles these days
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post #5 of 14
You'll want a WAV audio file or FLAC lossless. Also I'm not sure if you mean the best file format, or the best type of music.

http://www.magle.dk/audio/cantabile/frederik-magle-cantabile-cortege-danse-macabre-excerpt.wav
Edited by aweir - 10/13/12 at 8:34pm
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It doesn't matter. It's all about how much effort the audio engineers put into the recording. You'll know what I mean if you ever try to record your own stuff. I say, if you hear something that sounds crappy and isn't just a bad rip, then you're probably listening to something that was recorded in a way you don't like, and there's nothing you can do about that.
Edited by cuad - 10/13/12 at 8:47pm
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post #7 of 14
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It doesn't matter. It's all about how good the recording is... you'll know what I mean if you ever try to record your own stuff.

if the words 'try' and 'record' and 'your own' are in the same sentence then its probably guaranteed to be awful quality (odds are if someone is saying this phrase they dont have professional quality studio equipment)
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post #8 of 14
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ok, what are some good ones that you would use for rap and rock with an asus xonar essence stx and a pair of sennheiser headphones?

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post #9 of 14
Simplify process: If you have already have a CD or tracks on it you enjoy use Exact Audio Copy and rip it into FLAC, WAV, or whatever else it may offer if it suits your storage needs. If you have MP3s and your looking for loseless versions of them then they will posted online by people who've ripped them into FLAC, etc and get them that way for your enjoyment. It comes down to your source and what you listen on for the amazement really, you can only go so far for file types imo.
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ok, what are some good ones that you would use for rap and rock with an asus xonar essence stx and a pair of sennheiser headphones?

If you want a simple budget friendly solution yah that'd work fine, then comes the question of open or closed back headphones
Edited by Azefore - 10/13/12 at 9:10pm
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post #10 of 14
Don't know about headphones, but for speakers I've found Hotel California - The Eagles to be rather good,
It has lots of low, high and mids. It's a rock song so it's a song generally everyone likes (if you are testing a live audio setup this is good).
I was actually discussing it with my Audio Teacher + My friend who got me into Audio the other day, we actually used it to setup a PA the other day.

I'd go for a 44.1KHz WAV file if you can find it (or buy the CD), a FLAC would be great. But no dice on finding one of those.

EDIT: Just found a FLAC.. It's 44MB or so, I can link you if you want?
Edited by Matt-Matt - 10/13/12 at 9:13pm
 
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