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How to know THE REAL QUALITY OF mp3


Wasting PC’s space with fake stuff !? I recommend you should use foobar player. You can listen to music and also see the quality of mp3 while playing it. I know this tip from ‘Ryoutarou’, so please say thanks to ‘Ryoutarou’ if you think this post is helpful ^^

‘Ryoutarou’ said:
The music player I use (foobar) has a function that lets you see the audio spectrum. If the sound range is bigger and wider it means there’s a lot more quality but if the sound range is small and compressed that means there’s less range in the song’s highs and lows which means low quality.

Basically you could have a 128k file and convert it to a 320k mp3 which would be bigger in filesize but in reality it would only be 320k of a 128k file. You lose quality from the conversion for a file that wasn’t good quality to begin with.

This is what real 320k should look like:

Fake 320k files have audio spectrums that are half the height or worse like this:

After read this. Why don’t you choose foobar be your music player? Setup it first and then see your mp3’s real quality by clicking View -> Visualisation -> Spectrum & Spectrogram

You can also see my player here. The 320k mp3 has spectrum higher than 20khz.

Any question about this tip please reply here. Thanks for your attention.


  1. geez~!!
    this is what I'm thinking about.
    'fake quality'.. >.<
    the bass, the bit rate, my ears can differentiate it.
    and sometimes, the quality is so-so.
    … btw, is this player can be use for convert too?

  2. thanks for informing, now i know y sometime the quality of 320k mp3 i download r different from what i rip from original cds. i'll try it.

  3. I want to ask something, i use nokia 5320xm, in music player, when i view the file detail, i saw there's sampling rate n it's 32000hz, is it equal 32khz?

  4. hi

    aNYONE able to advise me:? i have several brain entrainment tracks all from different sources, they contain subliminal messages [that u cant hear] and delta, alpa, beta etc brain frequencies.

    i need to determin the qaulity of the recordings as i have several of each, not how nice they are to listen to, but how much of the original infomation is present

    am not concerned about size ….hummm, that dose'nt sound good[ [lol]

    thanks guys

  5. I prefer foobar to play my media with WASAPI output (look up the official site for it). It frustrates me when people transcode music to a higher bitrate because firstly, you're making the file needlessly larger and you are losing even more data going from lossy>lossy! >_>

  6. To some, it makes no difference (except for download times due to file sizes) because their speakers/headphones/earbuds are of lower quality. Not everyone is a semi-audiophile to buy decent enough equipment and/or everyone just increases the low freqs on the EQ.

    Also, everyone has a boner for skull candy, beats, and apple earbuds (decent highs, crappy everything else).

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