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Which spectrogram shows higher quality of the song?

I have two spectrograms of different copies of the same song. I just wanted to know how to tell which one has a greater quality than the other. Could someone help me? I think that the first one has ...
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Emulating a skype/opus bandwidth-drop tearing/stutter?

When using skype or other high-compression real-time audio communication (many of which are based on Opus, I think), and the connection strength weakens, you often hear a digital stutter that involves ...
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How is Audio Compression possible (file size)

I understand that compression works by exploiting certain psycho-acoustical characteristics of our auditory perception, but I'm still confused. I mean ultimately, the waveform must be recorded ...
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Is there a losslessly compressed audio file?

Anyone who works with audio either as a hobby or as a professional knows about MP3 and WAV, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Namely: MP3 (most commonly MPEG III) disadvantage: lossy ...
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Are there any audible differences between 192 and 320 kbit/s .mp3 files?

I have friends that are very picky when it comes to mp3 bit-rate, and will always look for the 320 kbit/s version of a file. However, I have never noticed any differences, they sound the same to me. I ...