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Windows 7: Where can I get the highest quality music ????

16 Dec 2010   #11
linnemeyerhere

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Not saying that but if the labels aren't being asked for Hi-Res they will just take the path of least resistance. Which means they continue putting out schlock. The problem with Hi-Res is if the artist isn't recorded, produced and mixed properly then Hi-Res will just make the errors sound worse but if the stars align then what you get is the artist playing right in your room in space so real you want to cry ! I suggest trying to break out and try new artist and new sounds. Be a leader and not a follower, open up to music as "it's all good" !


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17 Dec 2010   #12
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you like techno in general and willing to buy tracks for an higher price... go here :

Dance Downloads, MP3 & WAV Music Tracks at Juno Download

You can buy WAV tracks and they can convert them automatically to FLAC before your download.
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18 Dec 2010   #13
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

FLAC is the highest possible quality. WAV is great but the files are insane in size at times. MP3s at 128 are the same quality as a CD anything above that is good but generally you will find MP3s at 320 which is the highest quality you are usually going to find for that format.

FLAC is hard to work with. Most players are not going to support playback and if I remember correctly it's not easy to play them back on a PC either though I could be wrong.

Your best bet is to look for MP3s at 320 they are going to be larger in size than other MP3s because of the bit rate but they will sound much better while keeping the size within reason compared to a high quality WAV file.
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18 Dec 2010   #14
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Mp3 are bad enough with out compressing them anymore. 192k is for the likes of youtube and all. its a terrible sound. all the high and low end is cut from them.

320k is your best bet for mp3 but go for wav if ya wanna get a decent download. the files are not all that big.

Another good site for dance music!

Trackitdown - Dance Music MP3/WAV/Merchandise Distribution Centre

They will never be the same a vinyl tho! Just cant beat that true sound!

LONG LIVE VINYL!!!!
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18 Dec 2010   #15
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corpsecrank View Post
FLAC is the highest possible quality. WAV is great but the files are insane in size at times. MP3s at 128 are the same quality as a CD anything above that is good but generally you will find MP3s at 320 which is the highest quality you are usually going to find for that format.

FLAC is hard to work with. Most players are not going to support playback and if I remember correctly it's not easy to play them back on a PC either though I could be wrong.

Your best bet is to look for MP3s at 320 they are going to be larger in size than other MP3s because of the bit rate but they will sound much better while keeping the size within reason compared to a high quality WAV file.
MP3 at 128 is not the same quality as a CD....not even with my damaged ears!
And FLAC plays back easily even on my 10 year old XP computer with 512MB RAM, which is now collecting dust in the other room. I do convert it to high-bitrate MP3 for use on portable players however.
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18 Dec 2010   #16
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I with help from my brother have converted our music collection 378 gig's to MP 3's 192 bit rate, everything from Alternative to Soundtrack's and they sound fantastic. So unless your a music critic and get paid to do it the average person will not be listening for any flaw in the music. Normally we're sitting around haveing a few drinks and it all sounds good.
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18 Dec 2010   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Cemcilfa:

Next time you get a chance, here is something you can do:

Think of 3 or 4 songs that you know very well. Obtain 3 or 4 versions of each of these songs--maybe a WAV version, a FLAC version, an mp3 192 bitrate version, and an mp3 128 bitrate version.

Put on a blindfold and sit in your favorite listening chair.

Let a friend control the player and have him play the various versions of these songs without telling you which versions are playing.

If you can't tell which version is playing with a high degree of accuracy time after time, there is no point in being concerned with whether you are listening to a 128 bitrate mp3 or a WAV.

I've done the test several times. It's quite revealing.
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18 Dec 2010   #18
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

+1 ignatzatsonic, i'd bet you couldn't get one in four right and the one you got was an accident
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18 Dec 2010   #19
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
I with help from my brother have converted our music collection 378 gig's to MP 3's 192 bit rate, everything from Alternative to Soundtrack's and they sound fantastic. So unless your a music critic and get paid to do it the average person will not be listening for any flaw in the music. Normally we're sitting around haveing a few drinks and it all sounds good.
You only really convert to 192 to upload to the likes of you tube or something to save on the file size. there is a big difference in the sound quality. if you get any of your tunes and get a 320kb version online or even just listin to the cd and then listen to the 192 kb version you will see just how much sound you have cut out of the track by compressing it so much! to make an mp3 so small it cuts out the highest and lowest frequencies, ones which technically older people will not be able to hear because the human ear get worse and worse as we get older. this maybe true but these are all sounds that add to the overall sound and make the track!

it will prob harder to noitice the difference if ya listen to the 192 first but if ya try it both ways you will see!
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18 Dec 2010   #20
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The file size on 192 bit is 3.5mb to 5.5mb depending on length of song, not sure what it would be on 320bit but probably alot bigger, with that said i doubt you could tell the difference of which one was being played, same song those two bit rates
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