steve_1979 said:Craig M. said:It must take quite some effort to find an mp3 encoder that bad.
I very much doubt that any MP3 encoder is so bad (or even close to being so bad) that it will change the volume and compress the dynamic range of music to the extent that is seen in the Linn MP3 version of the track 'Oranges and Apples'.
Maybe Linn or someone else here could point out to me an MP3 encoder that it will change the volume and compress the dynamic range of music when it converts a FLAC file into an MP3?
Excuse my ignorance here as all I do is purchase music and let the ears decide if it’s good or not that being on any format.
When getting my system installed the dealer told me that FLAC was the best for downloading music so my music first goes through dppoweramp. So is MP3 not a more compressed version of downloading even in lossless ?
Also have you tried using dppoweramp for MP3 as I am sure you can have a month’s free trial just to see if there is any difference?
Here is a link to iTrax a company who pride themselves on download quality. There is a selection on what sounds best in download so you might find it an interesting read.
I can only go by my ears using FLAC.Have heard had bad downloads but on the main good ones.