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What is the difference between 8 Bit and 16 Bit Music?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Sep 01, 2021

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley

E. Stanley
E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Aug 13, 2019

Saving a music file into a digital format requires that space should be allocated for the music file to use. 8 bit and 16 bit are two common ways of allocating bits needed to store an audio file. However, there are some differences between the two. The first difference between 8 bit and 16 bit is the uniqueness in how they sound. New consoles use 16 bit for playing music because it produces a better sound than the old ones.

Saving a music file into a digital format requires that space should be allocated for the music
The representation of an analog signal in digital form depends solely on the number of bits you use. Two hundred fifty-six values can be represented by 8 bit; this makes it not to be able to store large files, whereas a total number of 65536 values can be represented by 16 bit, and as a result of this, it can be used to store large files. Implementing 8 bit is a bit simpler compared to 16 bit

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