How to Compress WAV File Without Losing Quality

WAV files are always larger than other commonly used audio formats. If you want to save these kinds of files on your device that does not have enough storage space, you'd better compress WAV files. And this post will shows you some WAV compressors to help you reduce WAV file size effortlessly.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Feb 01, 2024

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WAV is one of the most widely used audio formats in our daily life because it provides a high audio quality. However, unlike other audio formats, it is larger in size, which makes it hard to store the WAV music files on limited storage devices. Additionally, sharing WAV files via email is always a problem because of its big file size.  

So is there any way to reduce the WAV file size for storing and sharing? Of course, yes! All you need is a WAV compressor. In the following parts, we are gonna share with you some best WAV compressors, and walk you through the steps to compress WAV files without losing quality.

How to Compress WAV File Without Losing Quality Offline

For those who prefer desktop software, EaseUS Video Converter is the right program for WAV compression.

This software lets you compress WAV files by changing the bitrate, sample rate, encoder, channel, or other parameters flexibly. Besides, you also can convert WAV to MP3 or other audio formats for reducing the file size.

Apart from an audio compressor, it is also powerful audio and video converter, as its name indicates. With its aid, you are able to convert media file formats with a few clicks, including converting video to audio, audio to video, etc. Moreover, you can enjoy a 30X faster conversion speed, bulk conversion, and many more features like below:

  • Merging multiple media files into a single one
  • Adjust the resolution, frame rate, encoder, etc. for video conversion
  • Support HD, 2K, and even 4K resolution
  • Come with an inbuilt player for previewing files

Now let's learn how to shrink WAV files offline with EaseUS Video Converter:

Step 1. After downloading this program, launch it on your computer. Next, click "Audio Converter" > "Choose Files" to import the WAV file.

Add media files

Step 2. Hit the Settings (gear) button to open the More Options window. Then click "WAV" > "Edit" to change the properties of the audio file. For example, you can lower the bitrate, sample rate, or change the channel. Once done, click "Create".

Adjust settings

Step 3. At last, click "Convert" to start the WAV compression task. 

Start conversion

How to Reduce WAV File Size Online for Free

The easiest way to compress WAV files is to use some online tools, as the online WAV compressors work directly in your browser, requiring no installation or registration. So, here we pick the top 2 online tools for shrinking WAV files. Let's dive into the details!

#1. FreeConvert

With a neat user interface, FreeConvert is an easy-to-use online WAV compressing tool. Whether a large or small WAV file, it will always reduce the file size by up to 90% in a few seconds. Using this online WAV compressor, you don't need to worry about privacy issues, as all your files are protected with 256 bit SSL encryption and will delete automatically in 2 hours.

Move to the step-by-step tutorial for online WAV compression:

Step 1. Click on the "Choose Files" button to upload your WAV files. It allows you to import files from devices, Dropbox, or Google Drive.

online WAV compressor

Step 2. Select the compression level according to your needs by clicking the down arrow.

Step 3. Click "Compress Now!" to start reducing the WAV file size. Once the status change to "Done", you can download the compressed WAV files by hitting "Download WAV".

#2. Xconvert

Another online WAV compressor is Xconvert. This online service enables you to convert thousands of WAV files without compromising any quality. Here it offers you two ways to make your WAV files smaller. One is to change the audio bitrate, sample rate, or channels, or set the bitrate presets to get a better compression; the other is to trim the QAV audio file to only compress the part of the file you want. 

Step 1. Click "Add Files" to upload your WAV audio file.

Step 2. Once imported, you can adjust the bitrate, audio channel, sample rate, etc. to compress the WAV file. Then hit "Compress" to start the process.

Compress WAV online

Editor's Final Words

This post introduces you some great WAV compressors to help you shrink WAV audio file size, and you can opt for anyone based on your needs.

If you are a one-time user, online tools like FreeConvert are much suitable for you; However, for those who often need to deal with compression or conversion tasks, a desktop program like EaseUS Video Converter is more useful. No matter what you choose, we hope you can get a satisfied answer for compressing WAV files in this article.

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