xHE-AAC Audio File Converter Software
Convert xHE-AAC, FLAC, and all other Audio File Formats

xHE-AAC™ Encoder | Music Converter

High Quality All-In-One Music Converter
Encode xHE-AAC™ audio files and many more audio formats

xHE-AAC™ Music Converter

Convert and encode xHE-AAC™, AAC, mp3, m4a, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, DSD and many more audio file formats. Convert between all audio file formats with the highest audio quality.

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What is xHE-AAC™ ?

xHE-AAC™ is the latest generation of the AAC codec family. xHE-AAC has improved audio quality over any other lossy audio format such as AAC-LC, HE-AAC, Opus, or MP3. Mandatory MPEG-D DRC provides loudness and dynamic range control for consistent volume.

xHE-AAC is a trademark of Fraunhofer and is registered in Germany, the United States, and other countries

xHE-AAC™ is supported on Apple, Amazon and Android products. xHE-AAC™ plays on Android OS 9 and higher, Fire OS 7, macOS Big Sur (11), and iOS 13 and newer.

Supported on Windows 10 PC. xHE-AAC™ plays on Windows 10 PC with Foobar2000 audio player with fdk-aac packet decoder plug-in. Windows 10 should include full xHE-AAC™ support in the feature updates.

xHE-AAC™ quality comparison

xHE-AAC™ encoder software | EZ CD Audio Converter

EZ CD Audio Converter is fully featured xHE-AAC™ encoder and decoder. It converts audio files and rip audio CD's to xHE-AAC™ format. For example; It converts audio files from FLAC to xHE-AAC™ and WAV to xHE-AAC™. It ultimately converts all audio files freely between all audio file formats.

xHE-AAC™ audio technology licensed by Fraunhofer

EZ CD Audio Converter version 9.3.2 has successfully passed the COMPLIANCE TEST developed to ensure basic compliance and interoperability with the MPEG standards applicable and related to the xHE-AAC™ Codec on May 11, 2021 using version 1.4.7 of the TEST SUITE. The tests were developed by FRAUNHOFER and conducted on a secure platform by the manufacturer. FRAUNHOFER makes no express or implied endorsement or warranty as to overall product quality, performance, merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose, or that the product is free from defects.

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Test Number (encoder): 106483008e078391ef98bb49bac4e1b6cd036cf74edeb276885fc0c633e1ce04
Test Number (decoder): 71bc0ecc4ad5a73d2a173e8af2ba401e4ce832a18e74ae4a233b98a417a824af

xHE-AAC™ Encoder

| Features
  • Optimized for highest audio quality (accurate 64-bit floating point audio engine)
  • Professional quality sample rate conversion
  • xHE-AAC's MPEG-D DRC provides loudness and dynamic range control for consistent volume
  • All the best audio codecs are included
  • Gapless playback compatible encoding and decoding of xHE-AAC™ and all other audio file formats
  • Batch convert audio files with optimized performance using up to 64 parallel audio converters
  • Download high quality song information metadata and cover art from 6 online metadata services
  • Batch convert unlimited number of audio files at once
  • Supports conversion from over 60+ audio file formats
  • Advanced metadata editor with Full metadata support

CD Ripper

| Secure CD ripping with advanced error detection
  • Perfect accuracy hardware-based software assisted error detection
  • 2-pass CRC verification for additional error detection
  • Exact ripping log
  • Read CD-Text, ISRCs, UPC/EAN, pre-gaps, and pre-emphasis
  • De-emphasize audio CDs that have pre-emphasis
  • Create exact disc image by ripping to cue sheet audio files

CD Burner

| Burn audio CDs, MP3 CDs, and data discs
  • Burn audio CDs with CD-Text
  • Burn exact audio CD images from cue sheet audio files
  • Burn data discs (ISO-9660/Joliet & UDF filesystems)
  • Create and Burn ISO disc images (iso)

Typical usages | xHE-AAC™ Converter

  • Convert your CD collection to FLAC, xHE-AAC™, MP3, M4A or other audio file format
  • Convert FLAC to xHE-AAC™ or M4A to mp3 for portable player, phone, or tablet
  • Convert WAV to xHE-AAC™ for use as a ringtone
  • Convert audio files not supported by other software
  • Extract and convert audio tracks from video files
  • Edit song informatioin, metadata, meta tags of audio files
  • Burn audio CDs and MP3 CDs
  • Use advanced metadata editor to correct the id3 tags and album artwork of audio files

Codecs

All audio codecs are included with the software. There is no need to download codecs from other sources.

All audio codecs operate in high resolution audio mode. Hi-res accuracy ensures that there is no additional quantization or dithering noise when converting from hi-res source (e.g. 24-bit FLAC to MP3) or when transcoding between lossy audio formats (e.g. MP3 to AAC).

Lossy and DSD codecs

Encoder Input bit depth Encoder precision
AAC-LC & HE-AAC (v2) 32-bit 32-bit
xHE-AAC 32-bit 32-bit
AC3 32-bit 32-bit
DSD 32-bit 64-bit
MP3 32-bit 32-bit
Musepack 32-bit 32-bit
Vorbis 32-bit 32-bit
Opus 32-bit 32-bit
Decoder Output bit depth Decoder precision
AAC-LC & HE-AAC (v2) 32-bit 32-bit
xHE-AAC 32-bit 32-bit
AC3 32-bit 32-bit
DSD 32-bit 32-bit
MP3 32-bit 32-bit
Musepack 32-bit 32-bit
Vorbis 32-bit 32-bit
Opus 32-bit 32-bit

Lossless PCM codecs

All lossless PCM codecs such as FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, AIFF, APE, AU, TTA, W64, keep the source bit depth (up to 64-bit floating point) by default ("Auto" mode) unless specified otherwise.

Audio file formats

Convert audio files to

AAC-LC
AAC
AC-3
AIFF
AU/SND
Apple Lossless
CD-DA
DFF
DSD
DSF
DXD
FLAC
HE-AAC (v2)
MP3
Monkey's Audio
Musepack
Opus
PCM
True Audio
Vorbis
WAV
WavPack
Wave64
Windows Media Audio
xHE-AAC
ALAC
Audio CD
DSD Stream File
DSDIFF
Direct Stream Digital
LAME MP3
MPEG Layer-3
RF64
RIFF
WavPack DSD
Wave
.aac
.ac3
.aiff
.ape
.cda
.cue
.dff
.dsf
.flac
.m3u8
.m3u
.m4a
.m4b
.mp3
.mpc
.ogg
.opus
.tta
.w64
.wav
.wma
.wv

Convert audio files from

AAC-LC
AAC
AC-3
AIFF
AU/SND
Apple Lossless
Atmos
CAF
CD-DA
DFF
DSD
DSF
DTS
DXD
FLAC
HE-AAC (v2)
MP1
MP2
MP3
Monkey's Audio
Musepack
Opus
PCM
Real Audio
Shorten
Speex
SACD ISO
TAK
True Audio
TrueHD
Vorbis
WAV
WavPack
Wave64
Windows Media Audio
xHE-AAC
ALAC
Adaptive Multi-Rate NB+WB
Audio CD
DSD Stream File
DSDIFF
Direct Stream Digital
MPEG Layer-3
RF64
RIFF
Super Audio CD ISO
WavPack DSD
Wave
.aac
.ac3
.aif
.aiff
.amr
.ape
.asf
.avi
.caf
.cda
.cue
.dff
.divx
.dsf
.dts
.dtshd
.dv
.eac3
.flac
.flv
.iso
.m2ts
.m3u
.m4a
.m4b
.mka
.mkv
.mov
.mp1
.mp2
.mp3
.mpc
.mpeg
.mpg
.ogg
.oma
.omg
.opus
.ra
.ram
.rm
.shn
.spx
.tak
.thd
.truehd
.tta
.vob
.w64
.wav
.webm
.wma
.wmf
.wv
.3g2
.3ga
.3gp

Sample rates

8 kHz - 384 kHz, DSD64 (2.8224 MHz), DSD128 (5.6448 MHz), DSD256 (11.2896 MHz)

Sample rates

All sample rates

Bit depths

1-bit (DSD), 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit float, 32-bit, 64-bit float

Bit depths

1-bit (DSD), 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit float, 32-bit, 64-bit float, 64-bit

Channels

Mono, Stereo, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1

Channels

Mono, Stereo, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 6.1, and 7.1

Supported operating systems / platforms / features

Windows 10/8/7, 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64), High DPI aware, 4k compatible, Unicode, Performance optimized with SSE, SSE2, SSSE3, SSE4 (4.1, 4.2), AVX, AVX2 instruction sets