192Kbps vs 320Kbs played out?

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  1. Wellsy

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    Got my first proper play out in a couple o weeks and was wondering if there is a big difference between these two bit rates on decent systems? Id say roughly 30 % of my mp3 collection is 192 because I was a cheap ass but always buy 320 nowadays, isit worth re-placing my 192's? I'd prefer not to but if it really affects the sound in a big environment then I'l have to, but I cant tell a hell of lot of difference on my speakers.
     
  2. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    192 aint the end of the world... i wouldn't make a habbit of it though! at least it aint 128 (shudder) as that is just pure gashness!
     
  3. James G Manc

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    I saw someone play a 96 in a club once. True story. I still get nightmares.
     
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    i find that 192's are quieter than 320's so you just have to turn it up a tad
     
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    richie_stix gomby plz

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    coincedence... if you got a tune at 320 then downsampled it to 192 via your favorite audio processor, they would be at the same 'volume' but certain frequencies are cut out and sounds the coder deems inaudiable, ie the highs off a hat over a snare, are cut out.
     
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    TBH I wouldnt play anythink other than a 320kbps, If I planning on having it loud.
     
  7. Wellsy

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    Yeh ive noticed a few 192's seem quieter but also still weaker when turned up, I suppose it also depends on how its sampled regardless of bit rate as some 192's sound almost identical to 320.
     
  8. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    Under no circumstances should you play a 192kbps mp3 on a big rig. It will sound bloody awful.

    Play 320kbps mp3s at the very least. Ideally you should be playing uncompressed WAVs.
     
  9. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    they're quieter because they're COMPRESSED. 'how it's sampled' that doesn't even make sense. if some of your 192s sound similar to your 320s, then you're 320s are probably VBR and not true CBR 320.

    why would anyone play 192s in a club? what the fuck? why would anyone have 192s? WAT DA FUK

    320s are a reasonable compromise, but ideally i wouldn't play anything less that wav unless i've got no other option.
     
  10. Wellsy

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    hehehe ok master:rolleyes:

    I've never played in a club environment so have no idea how 192's sound, you always here shit dj's playing chart cd's or whatever and alot and are 192's and they sound fine, for d&b however only the best format should be used I know so by the majority and and your O SO FUCKIN HELPFUL advice I'l replace my 192's:)

    Sampling rate

    When it is necessary to capture audio covering the entire 20–20,000 Hz range of human hearing, such as when recording music, audio waveforms are typically sampled at 44.1 kHz (CD), 48 kHz (professional audio), or 96kHz.

    ....so this includes the quality of the drums, bass used when making a track which is a big factor!!!
     
  11. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    guaranteed 100% of your mp3 collection was compressed from an original wav sampled at 44.1kHz, so it makes no difference in terms of the end product.

    'shit dj's playing chart cds' if they were original copies; bought from a shop - the real, they'd be wav, non? so in fact they'd be better.
     
  12. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    i think cd's from shops and that are an equivalant of 1024kbs or something liek that, and possible 96khz or something
     
  13. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    all 'cds from shops' are pcm / 16bit / 44.1kHz and have been since they were created. its known as red book standard, and ALL retail audio cds all follow this. there are no exceptions.
     
  14. Wellsy

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    Yea all mp3s are compressed from WAVs at that rate most likely but I'm just saying the process from Analog to Digital and the initial analog recording includes many different factors so its very possible to have varying sound qualities and frequencies.

    I'l try and get into the habit and buy the odd WAV from now on but definitely 320 minimum, thanks for everybody's responses even you Riisu:thumbsup:lol
     
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    The only way is the 320 way.
     
  16. TongueFlap

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    this is 100% correct.
     
  17. sotalex

    sotalex man your battlestations

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    just out of curiosity

    Is there a way to change a 128kb mp3 into 320k?
     
  18. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    short answer - no.

    you can obviously 'downgrade' an mp3 in terms of quality - because you're going from a higher quality sound to a lower one.
    but you can't 'upgrade' because the data isn't there to be regained, as such.
     
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    sotalex man your battlestations

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    can you transform a wav file into 320?
     
  20. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    yes, most if not all 320 mp3s derive from wav file format.

    you can't turn a 320 mp3 into a wav, before you ask ;)