Radiohead's New Album - Is .Wav Better Than .MP3?

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  1. Amnesiac1 macrumors 6502

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    They offer a choice. The .wav choice is priced higher than the .mp3, so I am guessing it is of higher quality. Is this true?
     
  2. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    Yes wav is better than mp3.
    I am a huge fan of radio head but opted for the mp3 version. If I feel like I need better quality I will just buy the CD when it gets released a month or so later.
     
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    WAV should be CD quality. I haven't seen the pricing, but I'd personally probably buy the WAV version and make my own AAC/MP3 versions from that.
     
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  5. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    If they are charging more for the WAV, it better be 24bit resolution.
     
  6. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    Can't currently see for my coutry, but in the UK it is 9 pounds versus 6 pounds (not too bad IMO) and folks are reporting that it is full CDDA. Huzzah.
    :cool:
     
  7. tkermit, Feb 18, 2011
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    I paid for and downloaded the .WAV-Version. I was kind of annoyed though that they don't offer a version in some lossless codec like ALAC or FLAC that has tagging capabilities. You shouldn't have to enter basic metadata yourself... :cool:

    People are even arguing over whether it's supposed to say Mr Magpie or Mr. Magpie. :rolleyes:

    It's not.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. peterja macrumors regular

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    It would probably be hard to tell the difference because it's 320 kbps MP3. Having said that, most of my music library is still in lossless.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    MP3 version is $9 and the WAV version is $14. I would rather pay a few bucks more an own the WAV version, then convert that down to an AAC version.
     
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