Quite often while surfing the Web, we bump into some music releases in a format we're not very familiar with. These 'unfamiliar' formats may include AIFF, WMA, OGG, etc. They usually seem like something too elaborate and advanced and definitely not as cool as FLAC or MP3. However, if you do a little research, you'll see that AIFF is basically the same old WAV but developed by Apple, WMA stands for Windows Media Audio, and OGG is what you listen to on Spotify. Among these formats, WMA remains the favorite as most files you'd listen to on Windows are WMA.
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Still, converting WMA to MP3 isn't a rare phenomenon as many users just don't know that digital audio doesn't boil down to MP3 and FLAC. Well, as long as there's a need for converting WMA to MP3 there will be corresponding services. So here I'll provide you with three main tools to do so.
Use a web converter
I'm not talking about any particular one. What you need to do is to google 'wma to mp3'. You'll see a considerable number of links with pretty much the same set of tools. Usually, you just select some files from your computer, give it a few minutes and download converted MP3s. Simple as that.
Why it's no good?
The key reason why you shouldn't convert WMA to MP3 is that most WMA files result from lossy compression meaning that the audio is of low-quality. Converting them to MP3 will aggravate the sound quality even more. Not cool, dude, not cool. On the other hand, WMA can also be of lossless compression. It makes WMA lossless a Hi-Res file. When you convert lossless WMA to MP3, you literally destroy everything that'd make the file sound good.
Use a converting tool
The action plan is quite similar to the previous one. Google what you need, download a soft and go ahead. What is better about this option is that you can convert an entire folder of WMA to MP3. It'd take less time, but you'll still ruin the sound quality. Actually, you can't convert any audio file to MP3 and expect no deterioration in quality. And again, there are so many tools for audio conversion that it makes no sense to recommend a particular one, any will do.
Don't convert WMA to MP3 but use VOX Music Player instead
VOX Music Player is an audio player for Mac & iPhone that can play most audio formats you know (and don't know) thus eliminating the need to convert WMA to MP3. Whatever you play with VOX remains its original quality – FLAC remains FLAC, WMA remains WMA. The player is a real blessing for audiophiles and music lovers.
VOX is packed with lots of advanced audio features (BS2B, Equalizer, Hog Mode, Stereo-to-Multiple, etc.), has a cloud storage for all your Hi-Res music, syncs your iPhone and Mac music libraries, includes 30,000 radio stations and much more.
You can be sure that whatever audio format you stumble across on the Internet you can play using VOX Music Player.
What makes VOX Music Player different from other audio players is that the emphasis is on the playback, and only. The interface includes sections that are essential for listening, and it doesn't use large fonts and dull spacing.
Unlimited Music Storage
One of crucial VOX features is the unlimited music cloud storage. It's an exclusive cloud storage only for VOX users. Its main purpose is to store and stream your music. What differs it from other music lockers is that VOX Storage has no restrictions on audio formats and files' size. You can upload there as much music as you wish. The best part is that unlike other storages VOX Cloud won't convert anything to MP3 or any other lossy format. Hi-Res retains Hi-Res.
Enjoy the 'chills' with VOX
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