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post #11 of 19
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No, wav has less compression then FLAC, but :
But they sound identical. That's the point of lossless, no sound quality is lost.
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thanks i should get foobar?- i didnt really like winamp(adds and it lost my files)
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and use flac?
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I know I posted this a few days ago, but there seems to still be some confusion as to compressed lossless formats and compressed lossy formats. Both can sound very good, and even the lowly MP3 is often indistinguishable from the original source. However, only one (the lossless format) is electrically identical to the original source. In other words, the signal coming from device A playing the original source and the signal coming from device B playing the lossless encoding of it are completely identical, whereas the MP3 on device C, though it might sound the same, cannot physically contain the same signal.
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320kbps MP3? IMO
Most people won't hear a difference between this and WAV. There are different valuables that will influence if you can hear it or not. Your source, your speakers / amp or headphones / amp or even the DAC if you use one.

And ofcourse the quality of the mastered product. Some artists always have great quality recordings, but most important great quality mastered end product. Your recordings can be great, but if your mastering isn't done right then it won't stay the same quality. For example Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler's solo albums have always been one of the highest standards, and still are.

But for example U2's cd's aren't what they could have been. Everything is blown up and limited and a certain level, taking away the emotion and true spirit of the music in my opinion. If you have a certain CD you want to rip, you won't improve the quality, the only thing you could do is alter the sound somewhat while recording, by removing noise, adding a new equalizer of your own and such stuff. But with direct ripping and encoding, the best you could end up with is the same quality.

I'm always ripping to FLAC for the music on my computer, simply cause it keeps the quality intact, but also just about halves the space needed for WAV. Although recently I've been getting more and more vinyl. The quality of those records seems to be much better then that of mastered cd's.
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post #16 of 19
i use wma lossless when i rip my cd's. it sounds better than mp3's to me. if i've ever listened to FLAC, i don't know lol
post #17 of 19
when i ripped all my cd's i made them 320kb/s MP3 (didn't know there was better)

the sound quality difference from 128kb/s and 320 is noticable but i'm not sure you'd hear a difference going any higher

i'm too lazy to re-rip my music for the gain i would get
    
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post #18 of 19
Always best to go with lossless for archiving. I ripped every album I own to FLAC.
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i use wma lossless when i rip my cd's. it sounds better than mp3's to me. if i've ever listened to FLAC, i don't know lol
FLAC will sound identical to WMA Lossless.
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