What is the difference between MP3, WAV and AIFF files?

Our WAV files are original master quality and offer more freedom with regards to file manipulation. However, since these original WAV files are devoid of any sort of compression you will find that one minute of music will result in a file that is about 10 MB in size. With the average track being about seven minutes long WAV files can have a voracious appetite for hard drive space.

Our MP3s are encoded at 320 Kbps CBR (Constant Bit Rate) using a LAME encoder. 320 kbps is the highest possible bit rate setting a LAME encoded mp3 file can have, and this higher bit rate generally results in superior sound quality as well as a closer representation of the original sound.

AIFF format which supports album artwork and full tags unlike the WAV files (Sample Rate: 44,100 Hz Sample Size: 16 bit Bit Rate: 1411 kbps).

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