How much do you like your songs? I know if you like music a lot, you would set them to a higher bitrate when encoded to mp3, or even listen to them via CD. So, do you find music to be a necesity for life? At what bitrate do you set your songs at? I find music a big time need for life. When I have assignments to do in class I plug in my iPod earbuds to the drums and write away. I like my songs at 192Kbps.