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256kbps Wired vs. 320kbps Streaming

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Question on car audio:


What would be considered better SQ: a 256kbps track being played through a wired interface (iPod classic via USB) or a 320kbps track streaming (via Spotify or Rdio) from my phone?


To my ears, the 256 wired track sounds better but I don't know if the 320 track is losing quality in the bluetooth streaming process. Although I'm comfortable with my opinion, I'm looking for some sort of empirical evidence to either support or dispute my unscientific opinion.



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With respect ... Posting the same question on two parts of the forum is not going to make you friends!



...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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@Audio_EOF Thanks for the advice. As you can probably see, this is my first post. I posted in what I thought was an incorrect forum the first time and thought it better in the other forum. Would you recommend deleting the first post? I hope to be active on this board and don't want to start out on the wrong foot.

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