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      02-13-2019, 07:56 PM   #1
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CD vs USB audio quality

I have a 2013 328i with the CIC system. I have observed that the audio quality of CD is noticibly better than USB stick. Source for creating CD is the same 320 kbps MP3 which I tried in USB stick (in center armrest).

Have any of you noticed it? Is the DAC for CD better than the DAC for USB audio?
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I have a 2013 328i with the CIC system. I have observed that the audio quality of CD is noticibly better than USB stick. Source for creating CD is the same 320 kbps MP3 which I tried in USB stick (in center armrest).

Have any of you noticed it? Is the DAC for CD better than the DAC for USB audio?
If you use Flac files then the quality is as good as CD. Although Flac files are larger than mp3 and take more storage.
I would have thought it would use the same dac.
I wouldn't say there is a huge difference but is noticeable.
You will also notice the difference more depending which stereo system you have.
But I think the convenience of having hundreds of songs on a USB rather than carrying CD's outweighs the lower quality. For most people unless you are a audiophile wouldn't care.
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