Audio Converter for an Audiophile

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Prodo123, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Hey guys, first post in the Digital Audio Forum!
    I've been a longtime supporter of FLAC and other lossless formats, so it was quite natural to back up all of my 2200 songs as ALAC for archive purposes. However, the file size of lossless formats are, as you know, ridiculous to fit on an iPhone.
    So, while I was on Windows, I used f2k to do an ABX Comparator blind test on MP3 file types. I concluded that VBR V0 was the best.
    But now I've completely switched to a Mac. dbpoweramp was the golden standard for audio conversion on PCs. Now, I need a audio converter able to convert between practically any file type. Any suggestions?

    Also, for FLAC - ALAC, I have downloaded X Lossless Decoder. However, I still need a converter for V0 MP3.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada

    Also allow iTunes to downsample your Apple Lossless to 128kbs on your iPhone (the DACs are crap on it anyway).
  3. Prodo123 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    Thanks! You made me look deeper into XLD. Turns out it's not a lossless-only converter, now I feel really dumb :O

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