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post #11 of 17
I'd say OGG, FLAC is just to space hungry, I have 177GB of Touhou music that could take 11GB instead if it where 320kHz mp3
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post #12 of 17
Check my sig.

Depends on your setup and your ears. If anyone tells you "Yes there is a big difference" or "Everyone can hear a difference" they are wrong, most people can't tell the difference between FLAC and 320KBPS MP3s. I can tell a difference but i'm on a 5 grand setup JUST for speakers/receiver/sub and the difference is still rather small, but I have a 500GB Hard drive just for music.

The main benefit of lossless is not the quality, its the fact you can convert lossless to lossless as many times as you want with no quality loss. You can't do that with MP3s or any lossy format.

I convert all my FLACs to WMA Lossless, its the same quality, and then I can stream it to my 360. If I ever wanted to go back to flac I just convert back, no quality loss.
Edited by Murlocke - 6/13/08 at 9:13am
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post #13 of 17
I have all of my CD's ripped as WMA lossless. I used to simply go MP3@320 but when I would turn on the 24-bit crystalizer on my X-FI, i would nearly cry it. I would deffinetely not return to anything less than lossless. Either it be WMA or FLAC.
post #14 of 17
FLAC ftw! Even with onboard sound you'd probably hear the difference. MP3 sucks the brown big time compared to FLAC, even OGG kicks it's behind in a major way! I run my 2nd PC thru a Marantz SR-4300 COAX digital, using an Audiophile 2496 card and a pair of of rather cheap Monitor Audio silver bookshelf speakers on stands and the difference is phenomenal but then I know what PROPER audio sounds like after being in recording studios with Pro tools setups and VERY pricey powered monitors. Having said that, I don't need a sub' with those speakers as relatively good speakers will cover a decent amount of the audible frequency range.
Just don't EQ the crap out of your music and it'll sound pretty ok anyway, better off using decent cables and a powerful amp so the signal is strong and the frequencies being amplified are not being lost travelling thru doorbell cable!
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MP3 320kHz or OGG 500kHz not FLAC as said...
Those who say they hear big difference in good ripped 320kHz MP3 over FLAC are just to hyped by the fact that they spent 70MB instead of 5MB for a song file...
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post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
MP3 320kHz or OGG 500kHz not FLAC as said...
Those who say they hear big difference in good ripped 320kHz MP3 over FLAC are just to hyped by the fact that they spent 70MB instead of 5MB for a song file...
It's usually more like 30 mb.

With my setup, there is a clear difference, but it's not huge. FLAC definitely sounds better, but in subtle ways.
post #17 of 17
I just use 320kHz and that's plenty for me
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