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Wma, Wav Or Mp3?

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#1 unloaded


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Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:47 AM

I bought a new mp3 player that can play wma, wav or mp3 files. So in terms of size, which one of these three gives the best sound quality?


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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:21 AM

MP3 is the best bet. Because WAV files can be huge. Just look for MP3's (if you download your songs) with a higher bit rate. Or convert them to a higher bit rate.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:25 AM

waves are usually the raw files that audio cd's are made of, they are huge

a 128 wma and a 192 mp3 are usually good enough for even mid level stereo systems

with a lot of music and ear buds a 64 wma and a 96 mp3 are fine

wma's are a little more efficient than mp3's but most people prefer mp3's

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 02:34 AM

I'd say mp3 out of those. (However my format of choice is FLAC)

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 01:42 AM

I tested the compression sizes, wma were smaller than mp3 (similar audio quality), wav files were just way too big. And FLAC ? My portable player does not support that.

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