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Burned MP3s vs. Real CDs

Nessoldaccount

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Is there a noticable sound difference? I don't mean like just MP3s put on a CDR, but converted to WAV form. Do you think a difference would be noticed on a $800 sound system, assuming all of the MP3s are 128+ bit-rate?
 

SexEPid

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I don't hear no NOTICABLE difference, but I'm sure it's there
Plus, I get more satisfaction of buying the CD instead of burning MP3's onto one, even though I have 7 of the latter :)
 

YamahaGPR

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Ness.. depends on what you have in your system.. I can notice on my system at 128, but it is hard to tell at 192...
 

ltk007

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Sometimes I just like to buy the CD, but unfortunately I'm poor so I end up burning everything.
 

BCYL

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Yes you can hear the difference if you are really concentrated and try to hear it... but for all other times u wont be able to tell the difference...
 

ThundercatHO

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there isn't much noticable sound differace, but it's a lot cooler to burn over 200 songs on a CD oppsed to 20 or so....
 

Zucchini

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128kb/s definetly a difference in quality, its bad... That bitrate allows for many artifacts. ofcourse you won't notice on a pair of cheapie computer speakers. I would have to say $250+ speakers as a rough measure of quality before you can hear the difference. at 192kb/s i can't tell the difference between mp3 and cd. Who still rips at 128kb/s? All the mp3 releases i've seen(excluding anime) have been 192kb/s.
 

Shudder

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It all depends what you're used to.

If you listen to nothing but 96kps mp3's for a few months, hell, there's no difference between that and CD.

For all the normal purposes, 128/160kps is just fine for just about everything. The convenience FAR outweighs any minor sound differences.
 

Demon-Xanth

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Is there a difference? Yes. Negligable? Most likely. Unless you're a serious audiophile then 128k and above is for all practical purposes CD quality. From what I've been able to hear the lower the bitrate the more highs and lows are cut out, at 128k they're at the edge of audiable frequencies.
 

kami

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I use a plugin called DFX 4.0 for winamp...you can also use it with the Wav Writer output (the only settings I put on are Fidelity to "2" and Hyperbass to "1"). Even on very nice stereo equipment, I cannot for the life of me tell a different between a 128Kbps MP3 exported to WAV in DFX and the original CD. 192Kbps+ seems to have richer sound than the original CD when it's exported with DFX...which is REALLY strange.

yeah I know the audio freaks out there will dis these little immatation plugins...but if unless your spending $10k on speakers, who gives a flying fsck!
 

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