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#307318 - 05/19/10 08:46 PM mp3 player ipod itunes ?
2packer Offline
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I took a bunch of my cd's and had to convert them into my computer as a wav file and then download them onto my mp3 player. It seems with quite a few of the sonds the sound quality is quite a bit worse.

Now I got an ipod. I bought a few songs on itunes and took all my converted wav files on my computer and imported them into itunes. When I listen to my ipod I can instantly tell what songs were purchased on itunes and which were converted wav files.

My question is if I take the original cd and import directly into itunes will that make them sound better over the wav converted files? It's really time consuming to do all of them. Will it sound the same as the one's I purchased on itunes?

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#307344 - 05/19/10 10:29 PM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: 2packer]
element50 Offline
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Hi 2packer
Yes if you take yours cd and import them directly to itunes, the quality will better( if their are the original cd \:\) a got the same problem with my mp3 too, itunes using mpg4 .

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#307349 - 05/19/10 10:41 PM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: element50]
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 Originally Posted By: element50
Hi 2packer
Yes if you take yours cd and import them directly to itunes, the quality will better( if their are the original cd \:\) a got the same problem with my mp3 too, itunes using mpg4 .


I'm confused isn't a wav a one to one of the CD?
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#307351 - 05/19/10 10:48 PM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: Glitchy]
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A 44.1 kHz, 16-bit, stereo PCM wave file will be the same as what's on the CD, unless there were errors during the rip.
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#307895 - 05/23/10 10:35 PM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: ClubNeon]
2packer Offline
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found my issue. When uploading the songs into itunes the default is 128k. There is a setting to change it to 256k. Much much better.

I also found this cord to purchase as my avr has an idock in the back. Hopefully that will also improve the sound quality when I'm playing the ipod through the avr instead of using the rca hookups in the front.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/produc...&seq=1&format=2

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#307947 - 05/24/10 01:50 PM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: 2packer]
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That cable probably isn't going to change anything. It's still an analog connection.

What AVR do you have? There may be a way to make a digital connection so it does the decoding. My Pioneer lets me plug in an iPod or other mass storage MP3 player over USB and it gets direct access to the files.
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#307951 - 05/24/10 03:35 PM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: ClubNeon]
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I have a Denon AVR788

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#307958 - 05/24/10 04:50 PM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: 2packer]
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Unfortunately it looks like if you want the most complete connection from an iPod, you need the official Denon D-dock, part number ASD-1RBK. But that will allow you to use your remote to pick tracks iPod. As I said that cable you found is pretty much the same as using a headphone to RCA plug.

If you can enable the mass storage mode on the iPod, you could also plug it into the USB port on the front of the receiver. Then the Denon would read the files on the drive and play them directly. I'm not sure how well that's support by the iPod, but it works fine with things like Sandisk's Sansa players.
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#307959 - 05/24/10 05:21 PM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: ClubNeon]
2packer Offline
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There are no usb ports on the front or back of my receiver.

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#308050 - 05/25/10 11:51 AM Re: mp3 player ipod itunes ? [Re: 2packer]
ClubNeon Offline
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OK, so I went further to actually read the manual for your receiver and the D-dock. The cable you found for $2.26 does exactly the same thing as Denon's $129 dock.

I was just used to how Pioneer handles iPod integration, actually accessing the digital files, but Denon's docks compatible with your receiver are analog only.
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