Answered please help me to choose

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  1. ronydeniro

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    please help me to choose, which one better ?
     

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    Post #3 by BlueWizard, Apr 29, 2018 (1 points)
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    Surely your ears are the best judge.
     
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    Likely they are both the same.

    One is 96k and we assume 24b, the other is 192k and again assuming 24b, but at the frequencies that matter relative to sample rate, at normal volumes, you can't hear them any way.

    96k takes 4.8 samples per cycle at 20khz, 192k takes 9.6 samples at 20khz. 9.6 is closer to ideal, but again, at normal volume levels you can't really hear 20khz. So the number of sample doesn't really matter.

    For reference, Standard Red Book CD takes 2.2 samples at 20khz and still does a very good job of reproduction.

    What matters far more is how the music was originally recorded and mixed, and second the quality and reliability of the software used to convert the Master Files to FLAC.

    Again, the MIX makes a far greater difference in the sound quality you hear than does the format.

    192k eats a lot of Disk space, though today disk space is cheap. So, really it is about managing your storage and disk space, and in considering the capabilities of the rest of your equipment. Having 192k doesn't do much good if your DACs are limited to 96k.

    Also adding Bits and increased Sample Rate does nothing for music that already exists. For example, you Rip a CD (16b/44.1k) and save it in 192k/24b, but the content itself still has 16b/44.1k resolution.

    Don't confuse the content with the format.

    Steve/bluewizard
     
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    thank you very much for your explanation, BlueWizard
     

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