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Do others hear differences between Amazon Cloud and I Tunes on Ipad playback?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Am I too subjective or do others also hear that Amazon's player sound considerably louder with more dynamics than I Tunes? I am referring to my downloads
Of CD's into I Tunes knowing the different formats of AAC and MP3 but on playback seems to me that both are fine with I Tunes more warm but Cloud more
spacious and louder....would value other opinions.....
post #2 of 5
While I don't listen to those services, I'd imagine this is a compression thing. Seeing as you feel that the ITunes sounds more "warmer" that one could be the service with the lower bitrate. Also remember that just because a song may sound louder on one service than another, it doesn't mean it has better audio quality.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Yes that makes sense, did not think of that.

I guess the source stays the same but the taking over the library by Cloud and then it's reprocessing alters it.....especially in it's different format.
post #4 of 5
Counterituitively if a recording has been compressed to increase average levels (so it is louder) by definition it has less dynamics (difference between average and peaks). At least up to a point dynamic compression can sound more exciting but because what compression does is lower peak levels (so you can or need to increase average levels w make up gain) but the compressed version is always by definition less dynamic
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As a layman speaking what hardware or software can I obtain to do my own comparisons measuring and comparing different audio cd's? thanks
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