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Old 10-01-2008, 04:10 PM
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I'm thinking about starting over and going either FLAC, OGG, or MP3 320 on my i7. I love how the i7 sounds and I want it to be perfect so anyone have any suggestions or thoughts?
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Go to mp3 VBR @192kbps or better - it's pretty much transparent. Just look through the forum and see if you can locate a good prog for the ripping. Here's a link to the software section: http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=23
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I pretty much use Media Monkey and it should do it for me. Ever done this? I'll probably go 320
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What bitrate are you using now? I did some testing and came to the conclusion that 256 kbps mp3 was the best choice for me. I had trouble hearing the difference between 256 kbps mp3, 320 kbps mp3, and the WAV file While 192 kbps was noticeably lower in quality than 256 kbps, it was still pleasant. At 128 kbps, I didn't enjoy the music. If your music is at 256 kbps or higher mp3, then I suggest leaving things as is. If you music is at a lower bitrate then I suggest that you do some tests on your player with FLAC, OGG, or WAV ,256 kbps mp3, and 320 kbps mp3. Depending on your music, earphones, and hearing, you might not even be able to tell the difference between 256 kbps mp3 and 320 kbps mp3. Some will probably suggest that you use variable bitrate. I just noticed some people have had some issues with some VBR files and the Fuze. While variable bitrate may save some space, there is much more of a chance of having issues using variable bitrate vs a constant bitrate.
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Yes it is testing time at OL no9's place. The FLAC sounds good to me but I've only heard it on 2 different albums- Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon and Radiohead - OK Computer. One is old the other has alot of purpose driven distortion. So I'm going to do some test tracks in Ogg, Flac, MP3 256/320 and see what she does.
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Just try to see if VBR sounds solid for you. It tends to yield better sounding and better sized files.
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And yes it does give me the option, man I love poop slinging Monkey's
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... .. I just noticed some people have had some issues with some VBR files and the Fuze. While variable bitrate may save some space, there is much more of a chance of having issues using variable bitrate vs a constant bitrate.
no9, Contrary to what jk98 states about the fuze (we are in the cowon i7 forum aren’t we ), VBR 192 sounds great on the i7 and various other players that I’ve tested, including some sansa players that I own. That said, the flac files I have work very well on my i7, but I’m not about to re-rip all my cd’s and lose all that space. FWIW, for properly encoded files it’s hard to tell the difference unless you’re sitting still doing critical listening.
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no9, Contrary to what jk98 states about the fuze (we are in the cowon i7 forum arenít we ), VBR 192 sounds great on the i7 and various other players that Iíve tested, including some sansa players that I own. That said, the flac files I have work very well on my i7, but Iím not about to re-rip all my cdís and lose all that space. FWIW, for properly encoded files itís hard to tell the difference unless youíre sitting still doing critical listening.
Thank GOD the voice of REASON finally stepped in!!!!!!
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That's the thing though I probably am going to rerip alot of my cd's so I'm debating on full blown Flac for the hard drive and 256 VBR for the i7. It's 16g so the space won't be to bad. It's just that the purpose of the experiment is to put enough tracks on it to make random worth listening to and to have CD SQ. If I go flac to the player it'll sound better but I'm not going to buy(contrary to walkgoods urgings)UE11's to try it out. I don't play but those are my Lottery phones.
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Ö If I go flac to the player it'll sound better but I'm not going to buy(contrary to walkgoods urgings)UE11's to try it out. I don't play but those are my Lottery phones.
Donít point any fingers at me, you are the one who makes decisions and I know you want them
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True, true... that's alot of plasma to sell though. 52 weeks worth. Then I'll have to go on grapefruit juice to get off the orange juice addiction. You'll see me walking through a grove scratching my arms
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I'd be scratching a LOT more than my arms - damn!!!! UE11's - DREAM IEM'S!!!!
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Even with the UE11 you would also come to the conclusion that FLAC is a waste on a portable player... LAME -v0/2 or Vorbis -q6 sure sounds the same.
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I think I'm gonna start tomorrow. Testing then going for it. Man am I glad I got the 16g when I was i7 shopping. War 16 gb players and war disgruntled trolls on ABI, I'm out!
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sell half you're dap collection ... your more than half way there, you won't be disappointed
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sell half you're dap collection ... your more than half way there, you won't be disappointed
LOL - they truly are the MECCA of IEM's!!!! I may contemplate it (but NOT on the "Tree Of Woe"!!!).
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Do it... chicks dig it.
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Especially when you get them customized with the Phat diamond encrusting. Ice drippin out the earhole now that's pimpin
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