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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by cctvtech View Post

It's difficult to care about lossless and high bitrate formats when the media companies/producers/engineers overcompress much of the music anyway.

+1

High quality digitally composed music? sounds like an oxymoron.
post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by stepyourgameup View Post

If SOPA passes it will kill iCloud and all other cloud storage services here in America.

Not happening with the big players spending so much capital and creating jobs.
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by bioandroid9 View Post

We are entering in a new age where everything is becoming much better in sound and video quality. No one wants to see a football game in SD. We all want to watch it in beautiful HD quality. The same thing must be done with music. Music quality needs to improve already. No more need for weak 128k quality music.

True. However, most soap opera fans don't care about the HQ.
post #34 of 36

There are stores for DJ's that sell lossless files, if your wallet can handle it. Juno Download and Beatport allow that, but I am not sure if you guys are interested in Electronica/House/Dance/EDM music. If you like that kind of music, then it is worth taking a look.

 

http://www.beatport.com

http://www.junodownload.com

post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by MSmith83 View Post

I haven't bought many iTunes albums (just rare or digital-only scores/soundtracks), but I've found that the albums I downloaded are often encoded in 280-310kbps AAC. This is generally enough to maintain a CD-looking frequency spectrum. It is in the 256kbps range when sharp frequency cutoffs seem to start occurring.

I tend to stay away from buying iTunes albums - mainly because they get somewhat restrictive on what you can do with them. I'm guessing that there is no going back now with digital downlpads though. It's just going to get more intense and FLAC files will become the norm instead of the lossy mp3.
post #36 of 36
Here's some neat forum stuff to browse while on this subject.
http://www.computeraudiophile.com/forum/
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