Please help I have a fairly decent home sound system: Rotel Amplifier B&W speakers and Subwoofer etc. I have allways in the past used my laptop and good quality MP3s encoded with razorLAME for almost perfect near CD quality playback. I do have a 20GB Ipod, but I never used it through the sound system, as I figured (and still do) that the LAME encoded MP3s will be of a far better quality through the sound system than the IPod would. However I have come into about 5000 new MP3s from a friend which are all Poor quality, ie: 128 encoded etc. My question is.... If I take all these poor quality MP3s and put them onto the IPod via ITunes, will the quality from these songs (now being played on the IPod through the Amp) then be better than if they were simply on my laptop playing through the Amp, or will they be exactly the same? Probably this is very pedantic of me, but on my sound system you really can hear differences in quality, and very clearly. I would really appreaciate any info someone can give me, and are there any websites where one can see (from tests etc) just how good the quality of an Ipod is, when played through an Amplifier? Thanks, paul.