what bit rate do you keep music on your iphone?

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  1. aliensarecool macrumors 6502a

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    is 256 that bad? i'm trying to save room. what is average or what do most people keep it at
     
  2. Minhimalism macrumors 65816

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    Not bad at all. I personally keep most of mine 320 kbps!
     
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    I use 256 but I have a 16GB and only 9.5GB of music. I think it would take too long to mess with convert to lower bitrates and I don't really have anything with higher ones.
     
  5. nw9 macrumors regular

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    I prefer 320 when I can get it. I don't like going below 256 since the audio quality starts to become noticeable in my car's audio. I'm going to get a larger phone next time instead of reducing the kbps. If iTunes sold 320 kbps that's all I would buy. I can't always rip CDs because I don't buy as much of them as I used too.
     
  6. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 64gb iPhone, and most of my music is in the 192-320 range. I mostly rip in VBR.
     
  7. frida189 macrumors newbie

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    I kept mine Audio bitrate at 128 kbps and Video bitrate at 768 kbps.
     
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    Majority are are 256Kbps but many are at 320Kbps.
     
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    128kbps or 192kbps. There's a few that are 320kbps, but I'd never know unless I looked through a bunch.
     
  12. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    I'm in the process of switching everything to lossless. Most of my favorite songs I've already got in lossless. Everything else is either 256vbr or 320 CBR
     
  13. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    I have almost 100gb of music and keep it all a t about 128 not a huge audio dude and I can't hear the diff between bit rates unless you are taking like 64 where you can hear staic white nose.
     
  14. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    400kbps AAC files thanks to the nero aac codec.
     
  15. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    Apple Lossless 16-Bit 44.100kHz. The kbps varies, mostly around 900.
     
  16. mushtama macrumors member

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    Majority of my music is at 128kbps but that's because I had a 2GB iPod Nano for a very long time. It was only when I bought a 32GB iPhone a couple of years ago that I started ripping music at 320kbps to put on it. I'm hoping to buy an iPod Classic soon to put all my music collection on, once I go through my entire CD collection and rip it all at 320kbps.
     
  17. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Majority is either 320 or higher. I have some at 256, but I'm looking for higher quality tracks to replace them.
     
  18. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    128 kps. Why waste the space for music coming out of an iPhone?
     
  19. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Because I can tell the difference between 320 and 128 and in short it just bugs me. That's my own personal opinion though.
     
  20. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Well, once you've been to a few rock concerts and been too close to the speakers, you won't notice this any more. :)
     
  21. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Haha. I've been to plenty. Still can tell.
     
  22. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    I have iTunes Match, so almost all of my music (with the exception of maybe 15 songs) is in iTunes Plus format (256 kbps AAC). My 64GB iPhone holds all 6,000 of my songs with plenty of space left over.
     
  23. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    While I own a couple of pretty good earphones, I have the convert to 128kbps AAC option in iTunes checked. My mp3's are all 256 or higher and I'd rather have those copied over as is, but half of my music are CD's ripped in apple lossless, and it all would get a little rich for a 16GB phone.
     
  24. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same for me.
     

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