Airport Express - Music streaming quality

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Lotso, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Lotso macrumors 6502

    Lotso

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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
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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  4. spiritlevel macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Use the S/PDIF mini out and let your processor/receiver do the D/A, that's what I do.
    It streams at full lossless quality so any quality loss is something else.
     
  6. redbotsoftware macrumors regular

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    It sounds great. I hooked it up through to an amp for a party. Very clean sound.
     
  7. Lotso thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @Julien do you think it could be my ancient iBook G4 versus my iPhone 3GS?
     

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