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Favorite Audio Format/Quality?

Favorite Audio Format  

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  1. 1. What is your favorite audio format?

    • MP3, 320 kbps CBR
      1852
    • MP3, V0 VBR
      196
    • MP3, V2 VBR
      20
    • M4A (iTunes)
      462
    • FLAC
      285
    • WAV
      36
    • ALAC
      14
    • OGG
      6
    • Other (Specify in comments)
      9


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What is your favorite audio format?

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Guest Lonewolfx6

Flac 16 bit or 24 bit do it for me either way. i just think 24 bit is better of the 2 though.

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mp3 320 cbr cause its perfect balanceof sound and size of file 

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320. Anything beyond that and people are overthinking unless you have bionic ears that pick up the smallest differences with anything higher than 320.

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320. Anything beyond that and people are overthinking unless you have bionic ears that pick up the smallest differences with anything higher than 320.

sorry to tell you that with high end gear FLAC sounds significantly better than 320 ( which sounds the same as V0, 320 is just a bigger file size because of space between songs ). Don't need bionic ears, just need HQ gear. 

 

BUT... V0 is my preference

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V0 is superior to 320 since it sounds exactly the same (objectively) and has smaller file sizes

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V0 is superior to 320 since it sounds exactly the same (objectively) and has smaller file sizes

I second this fabulous opinion.
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Guest • ͜ •

I prefer .midi, and .wma.

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v0 and/or WAV 16bit or higher

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V0/320, i don't care that much, as long as it's as good as one of those.

Flac is my go to for good Albums / my own cd rips. I use this only on my laptop though, since my smartphone has 32GB.

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V0 is superior to 320 since it sounds exactly the same (objectively) and has smaller file sizes

 

I second this fabulous opinion.

I third it.

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Guest Tragedy

I use FLAC for CD back-ups and archives on my external drive.
I use M4A and MP3 320 CBR for my iTunes library.

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Guest Gravedigger

My Favourite audio format MP3 320 CBR and iTunes Plus AAC M4A

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320 tbh.

Followed by 10, quality so low that even brokeNCYDE becomes a lo-fi masterpiece.

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Guest MojoRisin

MP3, 320 kbps CBR for Me , easy. fast download and unless your hearing isnt destroyed from all the gigs.. perfect haha

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Guest yourownheartbeathauntsyou

definitely MP3 320 kbps, but I can also live peacefully with MP3 192 kbps as long as it's a YouTube stream quality

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FLAC for my AK300 + Beoplay H6.

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320 cbr is my favorite just because it is easier to find and download off the internet at that bitrate compared to others. You can always convert to lower bitrate from that.

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320 cbr is my favorite just because it is easier to find and download off the internet at that bitrate compared to others. You can always convert to lower bitrate from that.

That would actually degrade the quality a lot more than if you converted from, say FLAC to MP3. But whatever floats your boat! :like:

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Guest twinsters

Could someone please explain to me how V0 might sound better than 320 despite the smaller file size. Is V0 usually a variable bit rate?

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Could someone please explain to me how V0 might sound better than 320 despite the smaller file size. Is V0 usually a variable bit rate?

Yes, it is. It cuts down the bitrate where 320 kbps are not needed for an audible effect on the quality, thus sounding identical to 320 kbps with a smaller file size

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MP3, 320 kbps CBR for me. Listening on HyperX Cloud and Sennheiser CX 3.00

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