CD quality


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.

CD quality

The audio quality of a music CD, which is digitally sampled at 44 kHz. Although devoted audiophiles may find the terms "CD" and "quality" to be a contradiction, MP3 music has even less musical quality than a CD, because parts of the original digital data are actually removed during the compression process (see lossy compression). See CD and audiophile.
References in periodicals archive ?
BLUWAVS MUSIC is the Largest CD Quality Music Store.
With more than 600,000 CD quality albums to choose from, BLUWAVS MUSIC represents the world's largest selection of downloadable or streamable CD quality albums.
What's nice about BLUWAVS MUSIC is that you can generally hear the improved CD quality compared to MP3 or iTunes when played on virtually any music player and a better than average pair of headphones or speakers," added Kihm.
Find out how Dazzle Digital Video Creator converts analog video into digital images, allowing business and personal users to easily capture, edit, manage, publish, and share full-motion TV quality video, CD quality audio, and high resolution still images - all at an affordable price.
Supporting the Windows Media Format takes this Reference Platform a step further by providing portable stereos the ability to store twice the amount of CD quality music as is possible with other types of digital audio files, or "codecs", like MP3.