Comparing formats

Low

MP3 - High loss of quality

not offered by Primephonic

Audio quality

Audio compression

Lossy

Overall usability

MP3 may be the best-known format, but the audio data is massively reduced as it is highly compressed.

The true listening experience is therefore heavily compromised.

This is why primephonic does not offer audio file downloads in MP3 format.

Bit depth

Samplerate

File size

Tagging

Streaming possibilities

Multi Channel

Portable device

Hardware support

Software support

OS support

High

WAV - CD quality

Stereo

Audio quality

Audio compression

None

Overall usability

Bit depth

16 bit

Samplerate

44.1 kHz

File size

Tagging

 

Streaming possibilities

Multi Channel

Portable device

 

Hardware support

 

Software support

 

OS support

All

Premium

FLAC - Studio quality

Stereo / Surround

Audio quality

 

Audio compression

Lossless

Overall usability

 

Bit depth

24 bit

Samplerate

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz

File size

Tagging

 

Streaming possibilities

Multi Channel

Portable device

Android:   iOS: app needed

Hardware support

 

Software support

 

OS support

All

Premium Pro

DSD - Studio quality

Stereo / Surround

Audio quality

 

Audio compression

None

Overall usability

Bit depth

1 bit

Samplerate

2.8224 MHz - 11.2896 MHz

File size

Tagging

Streaming possibilities

Multi Channel

Portable device

Hardware support

 

Software support

 

OS support

All: external DAC needed

Audio quality

Audio compression

Overall usability

Bit depth

Samplerate

File size

Tagging

Streaming possibilities

Multi Channel

Portable device

Hardware support

Software support

OS support

Low

MP3 - High loss of quality

not offered by Primephonic

Lossy

MP3 may be the best-known format, but the audio data is massively reduced as it is highly compressed.

The true listening experience is therefore heavily compromised.

This is why primephonic does not offer audio file downloads in MP3 format.

High

WAV - CD quality

Stereo

None
16 bit
44.1 kHz
 
 
 
 
All

Premium

FLAC - Studio quality

Stereo

Surround

 
Lossless
 
24 bit
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 /
96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
 
Android:  
iOS: app needed
 
 
All

Premium Pro

DSD - Studio quality

Stereo

Surround

 
None
1 bit
2.8224 MHz - 11.2896 MHz
 
 
All: external DAC needed

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