[AUDIO] 320KBps vs FLAC vs 1024 KBps

Discussion in 'Computers Help' started by akiratoriyama, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator

    Is there any difference in the audio quality ?
     
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  3. artoor

    artoor Moderator Staff Member

    As far as I know, FLAC is a lossless compression, so it is better than any MP3 compression. Another thing is that, if you listen to music with cheap speakers, then you probably won't hear any difference. One way or another I would prefere FLAC or APE lossless format :) To be honest, I hardly use mp3 format :)
     
  4. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator

    What about 1024KBps format ?
     
  5. artoor

    artoor Moderator Staff Member

    Akira, I don't actually know how to answer. To me, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) says it all. Tried to find in documentation about what you've just asked, but nothing really found there...
     
  6. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator

    I found somewhere some 1024kbps songs that's why
    So if I download FLAC songs for my phone WILL they sound better ?
     
  7. artoor

    artoor Moderator Staff Member

    I wouldn't be so certain mate, as it is a phone (unless you have the iPhone ;) - then yes - it should sounds better). Anyway I would chose lossless format, as it is lossless compression. The second question is if your phone will play this audio format. And the third one is if it's worth (from your point of view) to download much more data when (perhaps) you don't hear difference between mp3 and flac, as I said - it's usually possible to hear difference when you listen to it with good speakers :) Your choice :D
     
  8. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator

    Then I will be downloading a song to try :D
    Thanks anyway :D
    +10 for you
     
  9. artoor

    artoor Moderator Staff Member

    I hope, you'll like it :)
     
  10. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Akira it depends on your phone. The KBPS specifies the no of bits used to describe a particular note. More the bits more the details and more the size. Especially this is true for lossless formats like FLAC. In FLAC all the bits of the original audio is preserved and sometimes will give a good output but its size will be large. 
    In a lossy format like MP3, some bits are removed by the compression algorithm to reduce the space taken up so there is a loss in quality.
     
  11. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator

    Almost finished download of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani in FLAC
    Will try today
     
  12. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Did you try it or not?
     
  13. artoor

    artoor Moderator Staff Member

    I'm curious to. Do you like how FLAC sounds, Akira?
     
  14. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator

    Sounded more or less the same on mobile but noticed a bit more clarity on the FLAC one
    On PC , actually it sounded better when the volume was Very(!) High

    Conclusion
    320KBps is enough :p
     
  15. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    It sure is enough. All my songs are at 320Kbps. The point is older phones cant process more the 256Kbps of Audio Stream. Most new Androids do support 320Kbps.
     
  16. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator

    Even my old windows mobile and my old optimus support 320kbps :p
     
  17. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Optimus will support, I am not sure about a Windows mobile but a 10k+ mobile surely will. You still using your old phones? Which one do you currently have?
     
  18. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator

    Re: RE: [AUDIO] 320KBps vs FLAC vs 1024 KBps

    I have an old HTC Mega which my father used to use
    My other phone is optimus one even which my father used to use
    My current phone is galaxy grand which is wholly mine :p

    The old WinMo supports FLAC

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