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I only keep LAME V0 files on my computer for space reasons - if I want to listen to the "true" recording I'll just pop the CD into my Revox. It has a better headphone out than my X-Fi anyways.
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FLAC sounds much cleaner and clearer on my ATH-A700's, but it takes alot of space after you convert 100+CD's.
Since when is space a issue

Hard drives are cheap as !!
post #33 of 72
Eh. Don't shoot me but I can't tell the difference listening off a 1411 kbps CD and a 320 kbps mp3. I have speakers from the late 90s and onboard sound. =.=
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Eh. Don't shoot me but I can't tell the difference listening off a 1411 kbps CD and a 320 kbps mp3. I have speakers from the late 90s and onboard sound. =.=
If I remember correctly, 320kbps MP3 is something like 94% of the digital quality. It's not a drastically huge difference, there were some tracks that I couldn't tell the difference on my headphone setup. It comes down to both recording quality, and quality playback equipment.
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If I remember correctly, 320kbps MP3 is something like 94% of the digital quality. It's not a drastically huge difference, there were some tracks that I couldn't tell the difference on my headphone setup. It comes down to both recording quality, and quality playback equipment.
Ya, onboard sound is probably to blame for not noticing a difference. While 320 kbps MP3s still sound really good on my Zen, there's just something different about the FLAC, and while I can't put my finger directly on it, it seems like there's a whole new level of clarity in FLAC files. But, Namrac knows his stuff about audio, so listen to him.
    
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Ya, onboard sound is probably to blame for not noticing a difference. While 320 kbps MP3s still sound really good on my Zen, there's just something different about the FLAC, and while I can't put my finger directly on it, it seems like there's a whole new level of clarity in FLAC files. But, Namrac knows his stuff about audio, so listen to him.
Encoding quality could also be a factor. Typically, when ripping into mp3, one just lets a media player do it, but people tend to put more care into a quality CD rip into lossless, with special EAC settings and all.
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Encoding quality could also be a factor. Typically, when ripping into mp3, one just lets a media player do it, but people tend to put more care into a quality CD rip into lossless, with special EAC settings and all.
Uh... When encoding to a lossless format, unless you are adding effects, it shouldn't make a difference who encodes it, and most audiophiles I know would not approve of added effects.
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I just got some FLAC U2 songs, I couldn't believe the sound.
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Or if you have a Rockbox compatible player, you can install the Rockbox Firmware, which can use FLAC files. And if you get a decent sized MP3 player, then size won't matter. I have 24 GBs of Music right now, and that's a vast majority of the music I own up to this point. If you have an 80 GB MP3 player, then there's no need to worry. Even a 30 GB could fit just over 1,000 songs.
what about the people like myself that have 135 gigs of music and an 80 gig ipod.. lol..
    
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Uh... When encoding to a lossless format, unless you are adding effects, it shouldn't make a difference who encodes it, and most audiophiles I know would not approve of added effects.
There is a difference between ripping to flac via a media player (like I do, out of laziness), and going through a complete EAC rip.
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