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Sony's NW-HD! and Atrac

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Stahlhart!, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Stahlhart!

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    Hey!

    I'm just about to get my nw-hd1 send what I'm really looking for, but I've never worked with Atrac before and have no clue what format I should use to convert my mp3s with the same quality level. I have my whole mp3 collection in 160kbit/s. Does anyone know what would be the best rate to convert?

    And second: I read in a thread before that the firmware update for sony to play mp3s is available now? Does anyone have a link to the firmware cause I couldn't find it yet?

    THX for helpin me :thumbsup:
     
  2. DrPepper

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  3. Kano

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    From what i have read you can only update the firmware at a Sony Centre store or send it to Sony. However, there is a cost of £20.

    As this is the difference in cost between the NW-HD1 and the NW-HD3 it may be worth buying the NW-HD3.
     
  4. Stahlhart!

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    Thanks sofar! mp3 playback wouldn't be the reason to choose but it would be a bonus. I'm getting my nw-hd1 anyways.
    But what's with Atrac, can anybody tell me what bitrate of Atrac or Atrac plus would be the best choice for my 160kbit/s mp3s???

    THX
     
  5. twcheang

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    ATRAC3plus 256kbps on NW-HD3, it rocks :D !!!
     
  6. shelteringsky

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    those 256 kbps on atrac are from a ripped cd, aren´t they? But if you convert a 192 kbps (for example) mp3 on atrac3 plus which rate fits better

    does it worth to convert 192 kbps on 256 kbps atrac3? it doesn´t make sense, does it?

    the fact is that people has his albums in different rates....
     
  7. Donneh

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    I would not want to swap my HD1 for a HD3, they are (albiet slightly) bulkier, and they are uglier too.

    The MP3 upgrade is available right now, I am sending mine away this week, fingers crossed it will not come back with any "mysterious" scratches ...

    Here's the link - http://www.sonydigital-link.com/DNA/NWHDD/nwHDD.asp?l=en
     
  8. twcheang

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    The quality of 192kbps mp3 is poor than ATRAC3plus 256kbps, so it doesn't make sense.
     

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