Mac Shack: What bitrate do you rip your songs at? *Poll*

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What bitrate for AAC/MP3?

  1. Sub 128 kbps -- My ears are broken :cjerk:

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  2. 128 kbps

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. 160 kbps

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    2.8%
  4. 192 kbps

    19 vote(s)
    52.8%
  5. 224 kbps

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    8.3%
  6. 320 kbps

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  7. Apple Lossless -- I have a spare stack of hard drives in my closet. :cool:

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    11.1%
  8. AIFF -- I have discovered a way to grow hard drives with my tomato plants. :eek5:

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  1. TenSteel

    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    Personally, I use 192k AAC for most of my rock and metal. I use Apple Lossless for jazz, certain blues songs, and other songs that I want to maintain high fidelity.
     
  2. mobbarley

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    192, stereo not joint stereo.
     
  3. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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  4. violator

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    300 kbps AAC
     
  5. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    128k because I have the original CDs if I want to listen to the real thing? :)

    I mean, I listen to the iPod (Nano 8GB) in the car, while I'm traveling, walking around town, and there's no reason (in my mind) to have beyond 128k for most intents and purposes. Now if you are streaming to your stereo system or something like that, sure, I can understand, but even then if you are doing a serious listening session, just get the CD.

    YMMV.
     
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  7. Harry V. Gina

    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    I do 192 for my PB/ipod, and lossless for my ibook music server.
     
  8. Eye For The Winter

    Eye For The Winter New Member

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    256 MP3 Stereo

    Not an option on the poll.
     
  9. Kid A

    Kid A '06 UK Crew

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    192kbps. I think the coders in iTunes are fairly reasonable for saying it's a free program :)
     
  10. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Lossless for the shit i actually care about. I have some pretty nice headphones, so it really makes a difference
     
  11. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    I've found that 192kbps MP3 is a great balance between sound quality and file size :hs:
     
  12. karma

    karma you reap what you sow

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  13. Rustinpeace

    Rustinpeace Gonna end up a big 'ol pile a them bones. OT Supporter

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    mp3 192
     
  16. Dysfnctnl85

    Dysfnctnl85 IT/Apple/Rotary/(D)SLR Crew

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    Lossless y0.
     

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