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Posted by: hrsurvives Feb 2 2024, 20:12:55

Hi everyone. I am new here and am loving this site smile1.gif Love communicating with fellow metal heads.

Since I am new, I am still trying to understand the culture here. My question is why is 320 mp3 so popular and not lossless? MP3s are compressed, lossy audio and is the format available on most streaming services. The advantage of having music on your hard drive is that you can listen to lossless, un-compressed audio. Maybe I am looking at the wrong sections of the site, but most posts are albums in 320 mp3. Could someone provide me an answer as to why this is that case. Thanks.

Posted by: Фо Feb 2 2024, 20:18:18

ЦИТАТА(hrsurvives @ Feb 2 2024, 22:12:55) *
Hi everyone. I am new here and am loving this site smile1.gif Love communicating with fellow metal heads.

Since I am new, I am still trying to understand the culture here. My question is why is 320 mp3 so popular and not lossless? MP3s are compressed, lossy audio and is the format available on most streaming services. The advantage of having music on your hard drive is that you can listen to lossless, un-compressed audio. Maybe I am looking at the wrong sections of the site, but most posts are albums in 320 mp3. Could someone provide me an answer as to why this is that case. Thanks.

dial-up takes a very long time to download lossless

Posted by: Kazoth Feb 2 2024, 23:19:25

https://metalarea.org/forum/index.php?act=SF&f=33

Posted by: Chasm Feb 2 2024, 23:30:05

we dont need lossless, we're pыring pictures

Posted by: Grzechu Feb 2 2024, 23:42:43

Because difference is almost inaudible (I'm not talking about audiophile deviations)
and the size of MB is significant

Posted by: Kazoth Feb 2 2024, 23:45:31

ЦИТАТА(Grzechu @ Feb 3 2024, 01:42:43) *
Because difference is almost inaudible (I'm not talking about audiophile deviations)
and the size of MB is significant

The difference is obvious, but basically 320 is enough for familiarization.

Posted by: Grzechu Feb 2 2024, 23:55:12

But equipment you use to listen to music is also very important,
most people do not have expensive players with gold cables
and therefore difference in practice/for ears, is almost inaudible,almost.

Posted by: Kazoth Feb 3 2024, 00:00:26

ЦИТАТА(Grzechu @ Feb 3 2024, 01:55:12) *
But equipment you use to listen to music is also very important,
most people do not have expensive players with gold cables
and therefore difference in practice/for ears, is almost inaudible,almost.

To hear the difference, entry-level equipment or $200 headphones are enough. (This is purely my example.)
Basically, this difference is clearly visible on percussion.

Posted by: Genuine Thrashiac Feb 3 2024, 01:43:52

ЦИТАТА(Фо @ Feb 2 2024, 21:18:18) *
dial-up takes a very long time to download lossless
...in ex-USSR countries, of course. And also much much much more floppy disks! 17.gif


ЦИТАТА(hrsurvives @ Feb 2 2024, 21:12:55) *
Hi everyone. I am new here and am loving this site smile1.gif Love communicating with fellow metal heads.

Since I am new, I am still trying to understand the culture here. My question is why is 320 mp3 so popular and not lossless? MP3s are compressed, lossy audio and is the format available on most streaming services. The advantage of having music on your hard drive is that you can listen to lossless, un-compressed audio. Maybe I am looking at the wrong sections of the site, but most posts are albums in 320 mp3. Could someone provide me an answer as to why this is that case. Thanks.
This is our forum attempt for the musicians to get a chance that their releases could be bought by ppl who want to hear not compressed, lossy audio. So they will be able to buy smth to eat.

(but my own the only wish is that everybody must to stop to create the music, so that I have lifetime to listen the WHOLE Thrash Metal releases of the history)

ЦИТАТА(Kazoth @ Feb 3 2024, 01:00:26) *
$200 headphones are enough.
You are nuts! This is 2 month food supply for the average family in most of the countries of the forum members. You are the oligarch one!

ЦИТАТА(Kazoth @ Feb 3 2024, 00:19:25) *
https://metalarea.org/forum/index.php?act=SF&f=33
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https://metalarea.org/forum/index.php?showforum=26 27.gif

Posted by: Grzechu Feb 3 2024, 02:06:53

Low Bitrate m1325.gif
320kb true_black.gif

...but there is also phenomenon of "320 bandcamp quality" m0821.gif

Posted by: Shub Feb 3 2024, 03:45:14

ЦИТАТА(Kazoth @ 3rd February 2024 - 06:00:26) *
To hear the difference, entry-level equipment or $200 headphones are enough. (This is purely my example.)
Basically, this difference is clearly visible on percussion.

На гидрогене за такие заявления и забанить могут 1488.gif

Posted by: xax Feb 3 2024, 04:53:41

QUOTE(hrsurvives @ Feb 3 2024, 02:12:55) *
The advantage of having music on your hard drive is that you can listen to lossless, un-compressed audio

The scheme is simple, you download the album in MP3 for reviewing it, then if you like it, you buy a CD (or whatever), and if not, you just delete it. We are here not for piracy or illegal something, you know!

Posted by: yarrsuaa Feb 3 2024, 07:26:08

ЦИТАТА(hrsurvives @ Feb 2 2024, 20:12:55) *
MP3s are compressed, lossy audio and is the format available on most streaming services.

Those services provide only poor 128 kbit for free.

Also, contrary to popular "audiophile" claims, there are basically NO benefits from using lossless as far as music playback quality is concerned, while file size difference is huge.

Posted by: Kazoth Feb 3 2024, 19:29:33

ЦИТАТА(Shub @ Feb 3 2024, 05:45:14) *
На гидрогене за такие заявления и забанить могут 1488.gif

Не знаю где это) Клуб любителей затычек за 500р или золотых проводов?)

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