FLAC VS MP3 and How to Convert Between FLAC and MP3?

FLAC MP3 Converter - Convert FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC with High Quality

Most of us may be familiar with MP3 format, since most of our audio files saved on your storage devices are in MP3 format, but we may not be familiar with FLAC audio format. Now the following article just introduces what is FLAC file and also illustrates the main differences between FLAC and MP3: FLAC VS MP3, to give you a clear idea about which audio format you should choose in your situation.

What is FLAC File?

Unlike MP3 format which is a popular lossy audio format, FLAC audio format is compressed with lossless compression method. Lossless audio encoding also means better audio quality, so FLAC file can theoretically provide better audio quality than other lossy audio formats, such as MP3. To benefit from FLAC better audio quality advantage, many audio devices have added FLAC support on their relatively newer models. For example, iPhone has added FLAC playback support on its iOS 11 system and higher ones.

Also, many audiophiles and tech enthusiasts have vigorously publicized FLAC audio format advantage and now FLAC has also become one mainstream audio format file and is much loved by users when they want to buy the music sung by their favorite mainstream artist, they will choose their FLAC format music.


FLAC and MP3 are encoded with opposite encoding methods: lossy and lossless. So FLAC has better audio quality than MP3 audio format, but with smaller file size than MP3 audio format. However, to enjoy FLAC high audio quality, you must use a good headphones and an appropriate sound system. Or you may not enjoy a noticeable better FLAC audio quality. And as for audio format compatibility, many audio devices, players and programs have added FLAC audio format support, but FLAC audio format compatibility is still not as wide as MP3 audio format. Usually, the devices and programs which support FLAC audio format also get MP3 format supported.

Which One to Choose, FLAC or MP3?

So if you want to have a high quality music archive you should choose FLAC as your output format. If you want to play your audio file on any audio device or player without audio format incompatibility you should choose MP3 as your output format. Also, FLAC has smaller file size than MP3, so if you want to save some storage space you can also choose FLAC over MP3 as your output format.

How to Convert FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC?

You will need a professional audio converter to convert your FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC. Avdshare Audio Converter is just the most powerful audio converter widely used by many users. This Avdshare Audio Converter supports to convert any FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC with the most possible output quality. Besides, this Avdshare Audio Converter also supports to convert any audio format to another one for the compatible playback or editing. The supported audio formats include MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, AC3, OGG, AC3, ALAC, FLAC, AIFF, MP2, WMA, OPUS, AU, RA etc.

Now follow the guide below to convert your FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC or convert any audio format.

Make Preparation: Free download FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC Converter

Free download the professional FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC Converter - Avdshare Audio Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import FLAC file

Click the Add File button to upload your FLAC file to this FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC converter. Dragging and dropping the FLAC file to this audio converter also works. You can also batch convert FLAC to MP3 or MP3 to FLAC at one time.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Easily click the "Profile" button>"General Audio" category to set MP3 as the final output format.

Step 3 Complete the conversion

Complete the FLAC to MP3 converter by simply clicking the Convert button.