CD quality


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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.
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The Scosche wireless Bluetooth interface in the home will allow anyone to listen to his or her iPod or MP3 player with digital sound CD quality through his or her home audio system.
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