Murfie is one of the few sites on the web where you can download music in FLAC format.
What is FLAC music, you ask? Most audiophiles know the answer, but most folks buying and downloading music online have never heard of it.
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. When music from a CD is ripped in FLAC, complex data compression algorithms are used, which allow the exact data from the music file to be reconstructed identically when it’s accessed for digital listening (even after it’s been compressed into a zip file, uploaded, downloaded, and opened). Since FLAC allows for identical reconstruction, it maintains the details that audiophiles and music lovers love throughout the process of transferring, leaving superior sound quality for listening and jamming out.
Since the details are saved, lossless formats like FLAC and Apple Lossless (ALAC) result in larger file sizes. This can be contrasted against compressed formats such as MP3 and AAC. When an audio file is converted to MP3 and AAC, tiny bits of data are removed to save space, resulting in a slightly altered sound.
Not surprisingly, there are many folks who may never realize they have been listening to compressed tunes until they listen to them in an uncompressed format for the first time!
On Murfie, you can download your CD collection in lossless, and get the most out of your music while keeping your physical collection off your hands! We even offer a rip to hard drive service for folks who want their CD collections ripped to FLAC and transferred to an external hard drive.
Since you own every CD you buy or send in to Murfie, you have the freedom to download your music in different formats, so that you can hear the difference and choose what’s right for you.