Hey y'all. I'm trying to figure out what bit rate I should be importing CDs at. Currently, I listen on my 15" powerbook speakers and stock earphones - but I am certain that I will upgrade both as soon as I can. I've read a couple of threads about this, but nobody discusses what kind of music they listen to, and I'm guessing this is important. I listen to a lot of vocal and instrumental jazz and showtunes and some classical, world music, and pop, all music where catching as much nuance as possible is important. I listen to very little rock. I can definitely hear a big difference between AIFF and everything else, but AIFF files are just too big for me. I can't hear very much difference between the rates 192 and over, but I'm thinking this might change when I have better speakers/earphones. I have a 40 gig ipod and about 1000 cds. Music quality is definitely more important to me than getting everything on, but I also want to fit as much as I can on to the ipod. So, what have others found? Especially folks who are listening to similar music? How will it be different when I upgrade my speakers and earphoens? Thank you so much for the help!