WMA Sound Quality

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Bronson7, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Bronson7

    Bronson7

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    Gang, been doing a lot of research on MP3 players lately.I've uploaded all my favorite cd's to my pc in Media Player and the plan is to download them to an MP3 player. These will be WMA files. My question is for you that have listened to both MP3 and WMA files, how much more degraded are the WMA sound files in comparison? It looks attractive because apparently you can double the capacity with the WMA. What's the down side and how bad is it? Thanks
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    They still sound good, assuming you compress them from CD-based .wav file sources.

    Compressing mp3's down into WMA will produce noticably flatter highs and less bass response, at least on the systems I have used to play them.

    If you already have Blaze (or some other copmression suite) try it with a pair of good 'phones on, and see if you can tell the difference.

    Since my ears are different than yours, that's really the only way to see if this'll work for you.

    GL!!