I didn't think you are doing anything wrong, I just thought you are trying to get the best quality sound so I suggested a DAC that would connect to your CD player. Then you would connect your headset to it.
My MAC (that I play my CDs from) is connected to my amp, however between them I have the DAC that makes the sound of the CDs played and the internet radio a different experience in terms of sound. In fact, it is better that a high end CD player that I bought that is also connected to my amp. I do have a pair of hand made speakers though and that also helps the sound. This all DAC came around since I am also a real vinyl fan and I was enquiring If I could turn digital sound to analogue to achieve the same range of sound.
I am not an expert in this, but sometimes I can tell a big difference when the right equipment is used.
Pleasantly surprised that there are so many who have such interest in this.
I am looking forward to hear how others have hooked up their equipment.
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Originally I assumed that no Mp3 file would compare to a WAV file. Not so
sure anymore. So I'm trying to determine for myself just what the cutoff might
be regarding kbps.
Another thing that matters in this is the music itself. Some music doesn't sound
right at a kbps of a given number, another song sounds fine. Here people have
said that it's the high frequencies, but elsewhere a while back I read it was the
low frequencies that Mp3 can't reproduce well (which doesn't make any sense).
If anyone has a clip of song that Mp3 has a problem with I'd should be able to
check it out, assuming my CD player works, etc. etc. etc.
Also, I've never had a superduper sound system from the standpoint of speakers.
I think I have decent headphones, though I'm sure there are better ones out there by now.
Thanks gomi and others for the advice. I'm convinced (at the moment) that you're right. I've tried one clip of a
song at different bit rates and can't tell the difference. Maybe there will be 5 or just 2 songs
per 100 that I could tell, but that's not likely.
For some reason I always used to believe that Mp3 was junk.
Just a guess, but I think some people have listened to a Mp3 and
realized, quite correctly, that the music didn't sound right. My thought on that is that the music
was poorly performed/mixed at the studio and the format was blamed.
Was at Amazon checking out what they have. They have the most tracks to my knowledge, 18,000,000
Mp3s at 256.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to subscribe to a music service. I've been using Pandora
internet radio. With internet radio there are a number of limitations.
What I want is:
1) Play songs on my desktop only. Any song. Twice in a row if I want. (Internet radio
will not allow users to choose songs, or play a song twice in a row, to my knowledge.)
2) No purchasing of songs needed or desired at this point.
3) up to $10 per/month is fine
I thought about buying songs but I think a music service should be good for now.
There are a number of them out there. Seriously considering MOG after reading about
them a few hours ago.