mp3 to CD format (cda?).. is it good?

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  1. Cire

    Cire Stunt Coordinator

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    hi! someone's asked me if decompressing (or converting)mp3 to cd music format will give good results.. has anyone tried it?

    thanks..
     
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    It all depends on the bitrate at which the MP3 was coded. Personally, I think they will sound fine if the rate is 192 or higher (though I have used files at 160 for use in the car).

    You won't magically achieve CD quality from a lower-quality MP3 just by converting it to CD-Audio format, though. Garbage in, garbage out.
     
  3. Brent_H

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    mp3s are garbage, period. they hurt my ears. and after listening to SACD, I kinda wish I never had to listen to a "cd" ever again [​IMG]
     
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    I do it all the time, the audio will only be as good as the source but's in not bad at all for casual listening.
     
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    Do you loose anything in the mp3 to cd conversion? I know MP3's aren't that great, but I hate the thought of them getting any worse through the conversion process.
     
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    I don't think it gets any worse. If the MP3 was created properly the average person wouldn't know the difference.
     
  7. Cire

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    thanks for the responses, guys! [​IMG]
     

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