Apple in Talks to Sell High-Quality 24-Bit Music

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hemingways

24 bit is better than 16 bit, but the end of the article says, "it's only a matter of time before we'll all be listening to the best possible version of "Let it Be.""

MP3's, no matter the bitrate, are not the best possible version because it's not a lossless format, meaning, much of the sound quality is lost in the conversion to MP3.

FLAC is the best digital format, the drawback is the file size is gigantic and not practical for a portable player like an iPod or iPhone.

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CryojenX

About... damn... time. However, if it's still lossy compression and low sampling rate it will be pointless. What about surround? Too many unanswered questions, but it's a start anyway.

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nmz502

Great. . . Now i can spend more money on something i can't even hear.

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