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    Default No WAV or FLAC? Straight MP3...

    I'm finding through my little travels to get dem' tunes, that a lot of them straight up don't have any higher quality files.

    Can I make do with 320kbps MP3's? I just don't want to go to a gig one day, play that out, and have it sound like absolute shite :/

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    320kbps is fine. The only reason it could sound bad is if it was converted from a poor source.
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    So it could say that it's 320kbps and still sound like da doodies? Fuark.

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    If you buy your music from legitimate sources, the quality will be as expected. If you don't, well, that's illegal and you won't get any help here.

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    Also if you have decent headphones you'll be able to hear the quality yourself when you get each track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrxstxxn View Post
    I'm finding through my little travels to get dem' tunes, that a lot of them straight up don't have any higher quality files.

    Can I make do with 320kbps MP3's? I just don't want to go to a gig one day, play that out, and have it sound like absolute shite :/
    Most people JUST play 320kbps MP3s, myself included.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdcdesign View Post
    Most people JUST play 320kbps MP3s, myself included.
    Will this not be noticeable in clubs? I dunno where I read this but it said that really only festivals are capable of making the difference known. Dunno man just don't wanna buy a bunch of 320's, drop a WAV, and have the sound be completely different.

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    naah its cool, i believe the issue is more in pitching/stretching

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    Could you go in on that? I know shitlocks about this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrxstxxn View Post
    Will this not be noticeable in clubs? I dunno where I read this but it said that really only festivals are capable of making the difference known. Dunno man just don't wanna buy a bunch of 320's, drop a WAV, and have the sound be completely different.
    Even on a 10k audiophile HIFI setup it's almost impossible to tell the difference between 320kbps MP3 and uncompressed audio, let alone on a PA system - all of which sound utter wank in comparison to even a 1k hifi system, let alone a 10k one.
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