bitrate for importing and burning

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for the best bitrate for importing in iTunes. At the moment I use the standard setting (128kbps) and the sound is good. Recently I was advised to use much higher bitrates and I would like to know the sense of this.
    Space is not an important factor but sound quality is. As mentioned 128kbps sounds alright and choosing a higher bitrate so it sounds better than I can actually hear is nonsense. A higher bitrate in order to be able to burn proper audio CD's does make sense. Furthermore iTunes offers Variable Bitrate Encoding (VBR).
    Therefor three questions:
    - which bitrate offers good sound quality?
    - which bitrate is neccesary in order to burn audio CD's of standard quality?
    - what effects has VBR on the questions above?
     
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    WinterMute

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    Thanks for the info Blue.

    Please take time to search before posting, most questions have been discussed at one point or other.

    If not, then post away.
     
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