comparing bitrates

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by mbpowner, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. mbpowner macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2016
    Does higher bitrates make a difference with the mbp 2015 speakers? i just wondered...
  2. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2013
    320 is the sweet spot for high quality sound while saving space. If you need the highest, you have to use AIFF format.
  3. xb2003 macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2016
    It depends on the format and your ear, but probably not. I've never tried, but I doubt I could hear the difference on laptop speakers.
  4. mbpowner thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2016
    I've heard it's mostly those with speakers that have a really high range - you know those expensive hi-fi systems, etc you get, which mostly notice the difference.
    idk about hte quality of mbp 2015 though
    though i heard the quality of mbp 2016 audio is a lot better
  5. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2013
    Serious audio enthusiast or professionals do not use the mac's internal sound card anyway so you don't need to bother with bitrate at all. They bypass it with an audio interface, a digital mixer, or an expensive digital to analog processor which is what Hi-Fi enthusiasts use. If you have those kind of equipment, it's best practice to use the highest quality if you want to utilize the best out of those equipment.

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