Quality music

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by apple.fan, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. apple.fan macrumors member

    apple.fan

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    Hi,

    what's the best quality format to import a cd to itunes?

    - AAC
    - AIFF
    - Aple Lossless
    - MP3
    - WAV


    And what definition?

    - iTunes Plus
    - Superior quality (128kbps)


    Apreciate all the help.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Apple Lossless or AIFF.

    However, if you're just going to use the included earphones you might as well just do 192 or 256 bit MP3.
     
  3. DJ-R macrumors regular

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    AAC is the best codec over MP3 at same bitrate
     
  4. apple.fan thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm going to use better earphones like the sennheiser IE8.
     
  5. apple.fan thread starter macrumors member

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    so Apple Lossless is better than MP3 in High Quality?
     
  6. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    It is lossless..
     
  7. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    Go with Apple Lossless. takes up more space though,

    depends if your CD's are burned or not. I mean if your cd's are a mix tape from a friend who burned it from various mp3's downloaded off the net, then don't rip it in lossless that'll just make it sound worse.

    But if they are store bought CD's rip em in ALAC or FLAC and use XLD to convert to ALAC.

    I personally like to keep a copy in FLAC on my external incase i ever switch back to windows and what not. Simply cos ALAC is very apple specific (Apple lossless lol duh)
     
  8. eng42ine macrumors 68000

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    I fear the OP doesn't know what the difference is between a lossless (ALAC, FLAC) file and one that isn't (MP3).
     
  9. DarkVinda macrumors regular

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    lossless ftw :)

    if i could i'd have everything lossless - just a lot of mine a dj mix cd's in mp3 format :( gone are the days of promo tapes lol...
     
  10. deeesea macrumors 6502

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    lol and the OP's got a pair of IE8s those things are easily 450 bucks, and he can't tell/doesn't know the diff between lossless and mp3? wudda guy man. Wudda guy. :rolleyes:
     
  11. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I import all my CDs at MP3 320kbps 16-bit audio 44khz. I do this because MP3 is the most compatible format cross-platform, you can share with anybody, and you can burn direct to MP3 CDs to play in a CD player or car stereo that supports MP3 CD format. I think the 320kbps compressed MP3s sound fine, for a 5 minute song you are looking at about a 16MB file.
     
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