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Spek Reviews

Spek helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Spek and what they use it for.
  • Is this site have genuine flac files (16 bit 44.1 khz)
    It should be genuine. I've never heard of any issues. You can also use to check the authenticity of files, and that they haven't been re-encoded. Most legit flacs will have no cutoff, and 320mp3 will cut off at 20hz. - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • Which file Format are you using?
    Try converting a few wavs and see if you notice the difference. Use a quality converter like the one in iTunes (uses the Fraunhofer codec which is superior to LAME) and set to Custom MP3, 44100, Stereo, YES Smart Adjustments, and NO filter frequencies below 10Hz. You can check that the compresssion has not sacrificed much quality with something like the Spek spectrum analyzer app. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • DJ Content for YouTube Sound Quality
    Dont belive me. Try analizing your video after you post it them in this - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • What program is used to produce this image?
    Does anyone here knows what program is used in this? I only know Spek but this has different colors. I tried searching but I can't find any. Thanks! - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Audio File
    Http:// check it out. Message me if you have questions and I can help when I am back at the computer. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Soulseek? What is?
    Fakinthefunk isn’t accurate use Spek and check yourself. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Is there a free video player that also displays the audio waveform in the video player progress bar? The example here is iMovie from a dash cam clip which is why I am asking the question.
    I can recommend Spek for that, but I don’t remember if it accepts video files as an input. You might need to use some other software like ffmpeg (terminal-only, but you can use ffWorks instead) to extract the audio tracks first. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • A great music app
    You can check FLAC files quality on PC using a program called spek, also musicbee can show you track information for eg. 16/24 bit FLAC, 44.1/48 kHz 1620k, stereo and on phone I only know of Salt Player that shows information like this. Salt player is very powerful but it's Chinese. Available on PlayStore, github and their telegram channel. I love this player but don't understand their privacy policy and they've... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Song quality check
    Besides looking at the bitrate (minimum 256kbit/s AAC or 320kbit/s MP3) I use Spek to analyze the sound spectrum of the track. If the spectrum does not go up to 20 kHz the quality is too low. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Any software to download tracks ?
    Always make sure to check if the files you're getting are actually HQ flacs or wavs using Spek: - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • MP3 quality tool
    Use spekto see if your files are the real deal. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Apple Music can now be in landscape in Windows 11 !
    I recorded with Audacity and then analyzed with Speck. I use a Fiio X3III as a DAC. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Are downloaded tracks getting compressed by some deezer algorithm before?
    Other oser answered already, but here's the link. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Can someone explain this phenomena? (Fakin the funk)
    If you want to be extra sure about the quality of the mp3 you should give Spek a shot,. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • 256 kBit/s files ok for clubs ?
    I would say use spek ( ) to check how much of the actual audio frequency are retained in the 256kbps mp3. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Help with Rosemary Fairweather's album
    I'm not familiar with Fakin' the Funk. How reliable is it? Have you double-checked and analyzed those files yourself? I wouldn't be surprised that those files could be a false positive. Can you post spectrograms of those files? You can use spek to display spectrograms of your audio files. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Had my first gig yesterday, massive gain issues
    Use this app to analyze your tracks - replace the ones that are not at the quality they say (20hz + is your threshold). - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Has anyone else found it much harder to freely source music in the past week?
    Of course depending on the song it could be lossy mastered (the artist or label delivers a lossy version to streaming services) but those are relatively uncommon, check the spectrals with Spek. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • App that creates spectrograms from audio files (MP3, FLAC, WAV, etc)
    I am looking for something like spek. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • How to recognize fake FLAC?
    With a spectrum analysis, which can be done with something like Spek: - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Differentiating between video files?
    You could throw the files into Spec, and it will show you the waveform of the audio. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

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