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Best quality sound.

by charlieart66 / March 23, 2008 7:33 AM PDT

I've just brought some very nice headphones, and I'm just wondering how I should get the best out of them. I've heard that mp3 format is poor quality, and I was just wondering if the player affected quality.

What format/player would you suggest?

Charlie

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(NT) OGG Vorbis
by JonTitor / March 23, 2008 11:48 AM PDT
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Don't just go by what you've heard.
by ahtoi / March 24, 2008 3:45 AM PDT
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Try it and encoded at the hightest biterate and see. You might not think it's that bad. Beside what the other post it; there is also .wav

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player and format do matter
by sshappyjack / March 28, 2008 5:04 PM PDT
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I've heard that Cowon, Creative and Sony all have better than average sounding players. If you want the best quality format there are lossless formats like flac. The files are bigger though.

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