There are millions of people subscribing the Apple Music service but do you know Apple Music songs are not with lossless CD quality?
Apple Music is streamed at 256Kbps in AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format, but it doesn’t mean they are the lossless audio file. Actually, Apple’s 256 kbps AAC files are good enough for the vast majority of listeners. Many of us could not hear the difference between lossless CD quality and high-quality AAC format.
However, music lovers may care about this. Therefore, in order to enjoy the super-high quality music file, they may want to convert the AAC files to FLAC or AIFF to achieve the CD quality. So how to convert Apple Music to AIFF or FLAC?
Before we get to the point, let me make a brief introduction of AIFF and FLAC.
What is AIFF?
Unlike the common MP3 audio format, AIFF files are uncompressed. This means, while they retain a higher quality sound than MP3, they do take up significantly more disk space – generally 10 MB for every minute of audio.
What is FLAC?
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.
Part 1 A Guide to Convert Apple Music to AIFF or FLAC Lossless
I will recommend you to use Apple Music Converter. This is a good tool to convert Apple Music or iTunes playlists to lossless FLAC or AIFF so that you can enjoy them in CD quality freely. Moreover, after you convert them, you can keep them forever after the end of subscription by converting them to MP3. You can specifically set the bitrate, sample rate, and codec.
Step 1. Import File to the Program
Please install Apple Music Converter first then launch it. You don’t need to manually add Apple Music songs to the program. When you launch the program, the iTunes library will be automatically synced with it.
Step 2. Select Apple Music Tracks
Check the option box next to music files you want to select.
Step 3. Choose FLAC/ AIFF as Output Format
You can click “Output Settings” button at the bottom of the interface, then click drop-down arrow at the right side of “Output Format”, select “FLAC” or “AIFF” from the list.
Step 4. Make Advanced Setting and Run Conversion
At the right pane, you can modify channels, bitrate, sample rate and codec as you required. Then, you can go to choose “Output Folder” to designate the documents.
After that, you can click in “Convert” button to run Apple Music conversion. Then you can enjoy high-quality music in lossless format.
Part 2 Spotify Tests Lossless Streaming; Apple Music Next?
“Will Apple Music provide higher quality lossless audio streaming just like Spotify?“
Since Spotify has provided a lossless music streaming services and charged 19.99 dollars per month, the spotlight was moved to if Apple Music would put forward the similar project. Compare with Spotify, many people are more prefer to buy the lossless services Apple Music provided. But there is a ceiling to the number of people willing to pay $10 a month for music. So if Apple adds lossless streaming to their offer, we should wait and see.
Therefore, if you want to enjoy Apple Music in lossless FLAC or AIFF format, Apple Music Converter will be a great tool for you.