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What's the best format to save audio files from iTunes to get the most out of a real pair of headsets? Not worried about size, more about qaulity. Something that can also be played on an iPod or iPhone.

I guess I'm confused to what I'm reading. Flac, AIFF, AAC, Apple Lossless. Free Lossless Audio Codec isn't supported on iTunes so I was thinking next best quality would be AIFF?
     
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What's the best format to save audio files from iTunes to get the most out of a real pair of headsets? Not worried about size, more about qaulity. Something that can also be played on an iPod or iPhone.

I guess I'm confused to what I'm reading. Flac, AIFF, AAC, Apple Lossless. Free Lossless Audio Codec isn't supported on iTunes so I was thinking next best quality would be AIFF?

ALAC. Transcode from FLAC
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What's the best format to save audio files from iTunes to get the most out of a real pair of headsets? Not worried about size, more about qaulity. Something that can also be played on an iPod or iPhone.

I guess I'm confused to what I'm reading. Flac, AIFF, AAC, Apple Lossless. Free Lossless Audio Codec isn't supported on iTunes so I was thinking next best quality would be AIFF?

That would be Apple Lossless Audio Codec AKA ALAC
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are you using iTunes on MAC?
    
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are you using iTunes on MAC?

iTunes on Windows 8
     
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why did you order them?

I was doing a bunch of reading on headphones and decided that I would prefer a 'brighter' DT 770 if anything. I then came across an article claiming the 32 ohm LEs to be less recessed in the mids, while still retaining that shiny treble and deep extensive bass. Needless to say after about 20 minutes of listening the mids are more prominent. This mid presence is also improving the soundstage, which is amazing. For me, this is already an upgrade. We shall see though.
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Yeah I can see a pattern as well. I ordered a Woo Audio single headphone stand Monday. Other than the charge processing and an email confirming the charge two days later, no further word. In the dark as regards to when shipping is due or if it's even shipped at all.

I'm finding this is the case with more than just Woo Audio.

I ordered a Schiit Magni / Modi Monday and Modi is back ordered until March 5th. I guess they are made to order and the company so small they don't pick up the phone. They prefer to work with emails which takes two days for each response. I'm not used to this kind of customer service. Great product or not, after spending so much I'm mad at myself that I just didn't shell out the extra $85 and went with the NwAvGuy Objective DAC (ODAC) + NwAvGuy O2 Headphone Amplifier combo as it would be in shipping right now or already on my desk.

As a n00b dealing with 'real' audio for the first time, the experience so far leaves nothing to be desired. Hope I never have to find out about warranty services.

Edited to add: On a side note....any links or guides on how to modify iTunes music to highest quality?

I'm trying to change them to AIFF 48,000 Khz 16bit and having issues. First it creates doubles which is no problem I can go back and delete them. However when they are re-matched up to the cloud it reverted them back to 256 kb files. Need some guidance on which format is best quality and how to guide.....thanks in advance.

That's strange, and I guarantee their email routine isn't normally that way. I had a 5-10 email conversation with Jason the other day within a 2 hour span. I received the first response back in less than 15 minutes.
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iTunes on Windows 8

Yeah, iTunes has greatly improved with v11. Use ALAC and you should be set. It's what I'm doing.
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iTunes on Windows 8



have you tried JRiver?

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/section/ca-academy-2/
    
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have you tried JRiver?

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/section/ca-academy-2/

Looking into this, thank you. smile.gif Been getting my info https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=staticpage&pagename=which_kind.

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That's strange, and I guarantee their email routine isn't normally that way. I had a 5-10 email conversation with Jason the other day within a 2 hour span. I received the first response back in less than 15 minutes.

Yeah, iTunes has greatly improved with v11. Use ALAC and you should be set. It's what I'm doing.

Opposite with me. Still waiting four hours later from this mornings question what happened to sending the Magni without the Modi.

Anyway....OK so I've converted all that could be converted to ALAC in iTunes. Wasn't sure which format would bring the most sound I can get. Thank you for clearing that up. smile.gif
     
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JRiver was practically made for audiophiles.

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/436-jriver-media-center-17-detail/

download trial and give it a try

http://www.jriver.com/download.html
    
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