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Is there a limit to frequency response when streaming music

by Fenway11 / November 2, 2011 7:35 AM PDT

I'm thinking of dumping my KEF speakers and high-end audio equipment (and extensive CD collection) if I can get the same kind of frequency response using digital streaming (from the internet) and some high-quality headphones. Will this satisfy my needs?

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Streaming audio
by Dan Filice / November 2, 2011 3:26 PM PDT

Audio should be able to stream without frequency limitations, but finding a music source that streams at a higher frequency will be the trick. Besides frequency issues, streaming music is usually done so with compression. Again, finding good quality uncompressed streaming music may be a challenge. I know that on iTunes, I can choose a higher frequency for downloads, and I can choose to Download files as AIFF instead of mp3, so my music sounds pretty good, but it doesn't come close to the sound of DVD Audio discs.

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Probably not
by Pepe7 / November 3, 2011 1:35 AM PDT

Listening through headphones is totally different than listening to music from speakers in an open environment. To me at least, they are two distinct animals.

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