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Old 16th May 2010 | Show parent
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Theoretically, MP3s have less energy and dynamics than their WAV counterpart; the sub-bass is cut off, the treble is garbled up and the dynamics are reduced a bit. So you could say that MP3s don't wear out your speakers as well...

Actually, listening to low quality MP3s on headphones or good speakers can give you headaches because your brain is compensating for the missing stuff and it's putting some strain on certain brain regions. It's especially true for 1995 era dance music. Listening to the old MP3s of a Daft Punk album makes my head hurt, the CD doesn't.