Airport Express - Music streaming quality

Lotso

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Jul 21, 2010
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Does airport express stream your iTunes music in full quality? I have lossless music and was wondering if anyone knew if it lowers the bit rate or anything. I have one set up right now and the music sounds a little worse than straight from my computer. I might be crazy
 

spiritlevel

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Nov 5, 2007
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Well it streams digitally.

The quality is all down to the the d/a converters in the AE.

IMO they're not to bad - depends on what you are comparing them to.
 

Julien

macrumors G4
Jun 30, 2007
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Well it streams digitally.

The quality is all down to the the d/a converters in the AE.

IMO they're not to bad - depends on what you are comparing them to.
Use the S/PDIF mini out and let your processor/receiver do the D/A, that's what I do.
Does airport express stream your iTunes music in full quality? I have lossless music and was wondering if anyone knew if it lowers the bit rate or anything. I have one set up right now and the music sounds a little worse than straight from my computer. I might be crazy
It streams at full lossless quality so any quality loss is something else.
 
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