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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i really dont understand you guys complaining about mp3 sound quality...

I can understand when you are comparing a good original recording with a compressed mp3 one... and even then...if the compression is 128Kb/s or higher and its done properly...you dont hear the differences !! Damn i know, i tested them ! Neither on a PC , regular stereo or on my $10.000 dollar speaker system i hear significant quality diferences !!
If you study what mp3 is all about you will know why this is lke this. It exlores the human ear, and its evident flaws....

Now...mp3 vs FLAC of a bootleg ??? Come on...give me a break. Do yourself a favor and blind test yourself !



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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FILIPETSA wrote:

or on my $10.000 dollar speaker system i hear significant quality diferences !!

What a waste of 10.000 dollars if you really can't hear a difference... And it's about trading mp3-sourced bootlegs. after compressing / decompressing / compressing / decompressing the same file you'll have a shadow of the sound it once was. FLAC gives a chance to those who care to have a show in the best possible quality.

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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dont know why is a waste. I spend my money on things that DO make a diference and that i DO HEAR the diferences : HARDWARE.
Speakers do not sound all the same.
CD players are so diferent like apples are to micro-wave hovens.
Amplfiers are endless source of discussion and cables follow the same path.

MP3 on the other hand is a different subject.
Do yourself a favour and take good quality CD, rip it to your PC with uncompressed file format.
Then rip it to MP3 192k with LAME.
Play them both.....blind folded !

And about compressing/de-comp/comp/de-comp = crap theory ! MP3 always removes the same old information (audible freq + next neighbour freq) so you have pratically the same bits as in the begining. This of course, if it is done properly.


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Posted: 19 Apr 05, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FILIPETSA wrote:

Dont know why is a waste. I spend my money on things that DO make a diference and that i DO HEAR the diferences : HARDWARE.
Speakers do not sound all the same.
CD players are so diferent like apples are to micro-wave hovens.
Amplfiers are endless source of discussion and cables follow the same path.

Didn't get the sarcasm... No matter...

FILIPETSA wrote:

And about compressing/de-comp/comp/de-comp = crap theory ! MP3 always removes the same old information (audible freq + next neighbour freq) so you have pratically the same bits as in the begining. This of course, if it is done properly.

This is simply not true...! When you compres it for the first time, it gets rid of sounds that you apparently do not hear. When you decompress it, they do not appear back. They're gone. And maybe- just maybe!- after the first time you won't hear too much difference. But than compress it again from audio to mp3- again some part of it will have to go- again for good... And this time it will be a bit more than the first time... Do it again and again and even more information is lost. Sorry darling, but that's how it works. At the end of the process you'll have some metallic hiss and a very flat sound...