Aren't CD's Better Than Mp3's?
Question: Aren't brainwave CD's better than brainwave mp3's? Doesn't the compression into mp3 format take away from the uncompressed format on CD's?
Answer: Restful Tones mp3's have been designed with modern compression methods in mind. The professional brainwave entrainment software that is used to export the sessions into mp3 format does not detract from the effects of the sessions.
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard technology and format for compressing a sound sequence into a very small file while preserving the original level of sound quality when it is played. Listening to our brainwave mp3's is exactly the same as listening to brainwave CD's - the sound quality is the same, and no entrainment is lost or watered down in the compressed mp3 format.
However, when a company is selling brainwave CD's in uncompressed wav format, and then someone comes along and rips the wav file from a cd, and then converts the wav file into a mp3 file using cheap conversion software, the result may very well be a watered down version of the original.
Restful Tones mp3's, on the other hand, are exported into mp3 format from the start using professional brainwave entrainment software. For this reason Restful Tones mp3's are just as effective as uncompressed brainwave cd's.
Back in the day when CD's were popular brainwave CD's were created with standard WAV sound files for the simple reason that older CD players cannot read mp3 format on CD.
WAV sound files are much larger then mp3 files because they are uncompressed. For example, a 1 hour brainwave session (mp3 file at 192kbps) might be about 86 MB. But that same session (if exported into WAV format) will be about 500 MB or 600 MB.
Because of this many people make the assumption that uncompressed WAV files are of a superior quality to mp3 files, and that brainwave sessions that are mp3 are watered down and quality is lost. Nothing can be further from the truth. In fact, download these two files and compare for yourselves. Each is 15 seconds (the mp3 is under 1 MB, the WAV file is 2.5 MB).
Compare Formats Do You Perceive Any Difference In Sound Quality?
What About The Bitrate Of Your Mp3's. Are They 320kbps?
Question: Are all your mp3's 320kbps bitrate. And if so is not 320kbps suppose to be the most effective and powerful mp3 file type?
Answer: The Bitrate in our mp3 sessions is automatically optimized depending upon session content.
Most sessions without a audiostrobe track are optimized at 192kbps. Sessions with a audiostrobe track are optimized at 320kbps.
But sessions at a 320 Bitrate are not much different then sessions at 64, 148, 192 (or anywhere in between) bitrates.
The larger the bitrate the larger the file (which takes longer to upload and download). For example, a 1 hour session that is at 192kbps will be about 86 MB. That same session at 320kbps will be about 137 MB. And yet, when you listen to both sessions the entrainment is no different whatsoever as far as its effectiveness. It would take a frequency tester to detect the subtle differences which are not enough to make one session more effective or powerful then the other.
You can compare for yourselves by listening to the bitrate samples below for binaural beats and isochronic tones (headphones needed for binaural beats).
You will discover that there is no difference in the quality.
Lower bitrates (unless you go really low) do not make brainwave entrainment sessions any less powerful.
That said, all Restful Tones sessions are 192 bitrate and 320 bitrate.
Listen to Bitrate Samples (Compare)
Who Created Restful Tones Mp3's?
Question: What are your credentials? Are you a neurologist?