Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 23:26:55 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: amp location

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

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