Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 05:30:01 GMT From: "Nasty Bob" <nospamspeedypancakenospamail.com> Subject: Re: amp location
"Pooh Bear" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:42A4CDAF.6427C8C5nospamail.com... > Malt_Hound wrote: > > > Pooh Bear wrote: > > > Nasty Bob wrote: > > > > > >>The sound quality of mp3's is an issue for you when driving a car? > > > > > > Well - let me put it his way. I 'sampled' a few tracks online from a certain CD, > > > went out and bought the CD and simply playing it in the car I could hear detail > > > that had been masked by the the mp3 conversion ! It pretty much stunned me > > > actually since so much more detail was revealed. > > > > Not all MP3s are created equal. The ones you were listening to must > > have had low bitrate conversions (higher compression) because it is > > highly unlikely that anyone would be able to tell the difference in a > > car audio system, even standing stationary, if the conversions were done > > at 128k or better. > > The mp3s in question were indeed 128k or better. I don't bother with anything less. > Also bear in mind that I work in sound engineering and have a fairly 'trained' ear. > > > > Once moving, the amount of ambient noise would make it impossible. > > I can only disagree. Remember - the track where it really stood out had a *lot* of > detail and mp3 removes detail. > > > > Remember, a Saab is a pleasantly quiet environment to listen in. ;-) > > > > Compared to other cars perhaps, but it still isn't all that quiet. > > It's the best I've had ! > > Graham I'm old enough to remember when CD's first came in. A lot of people felt the quality was inferior to good old vinyl (and probably still do). In fact I only recently ditched my collection of several hundred lp's, finally admitting I'd never play them again. Maybe you should try fitting a turntable in your car for even more detailed sound?? (only joking)... So I'll enjoy the freedom of mp3's and you go your way with normal CD's..... just don't start trying to play them backwards or anything.. you never know what you might hear ;)... "Also bear in mind that I work in sound engineering and have a fairly 'trained' ear" What field do you work in - I started out as an audio engineer at a 24 track recording studio???