mp3 or wav

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by logamos2001, Nov 7, 2004.

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  1. logamos2001

    logamos2001 Guest

    i dont undersatnd the difference. i know that wav is uncompressed but i dont notice sound quality difference
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
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    You are probably in very SERIOUS need of new monitors.

    Really. Even at very high and VBR there's an audible diferrence.

    At low rates like 128 or 160, even 192kbps, it should hit you in the head.
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    mp3 is a perceptual coding system. The coder, using the principle of masking, determines what data corresponds to perceptible sound and what data corresponds to imperceptible sound. Then, the coder discards the imperceptible data which is how it saves bits.
  4. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    A-men to that. The difference is obvious even on a half reasonable quality boom box. For a start you should notice that the top end is dull, and the whole thing sounds flat, like it's been slammed with a compressor. Bottom end turns to mush too.
  5. Fede

    Fede Active Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    Or maybe someone else is in serious need of a new encoder? ;)

    I must say that I find a MP3 encoded with a GOOD encoder (huge difference in qualities here) listenable in 128kbps, enjoyable at 160kbps and virtually indistiguishable from the original at 192kbps....just my 2 cents......and I do know what to listen for.
  6. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Yes, the free Lame encoder is very nice.
  7. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    We hope anyway......

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