what quality/size do you keep your mp3's?

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    how much of a difference is the quality? does it take up a lot more space to increase? what do CD's or digital itunes downloads come at
     
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Subjective. Encode at different settings and compare for yourself. What I (or anyone else) prefer is not necessarily what you will prefer. I use VBR and encode with LAME.
     
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    #winning
     
  5. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    320.

    How big a difference that provides over 128 depends upon your equipment. If you only use the white earbuds, then sound quality is not a big concern to you.
     
  6. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'd assume that is double the space as 160? what if itunes doesn't even have music that high?
     
  7. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    256kbps VBR if I want them in MP3. 256kbps VBR for AAC (same bitrate as iTunes Plus purchased music) too.
     
  8. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does it matter aac vs mp3? am i using much more space?
     
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    I usually go with 192. Saves space and I honestly can't tell the difference from 320. I use klipsch image s4's, decent headphones.
     
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    damn pirates.
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  13. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I got those! My ibeats broke so I picked up those. Paid $55
     
  14. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    320 as WAV and FLAC take up too much space to warrant the sq. back last year I was really into portable audio so, of course, I ran FLAC and 320kbs.

    Converted everything to 320 and I'll stay here for a while. If you don't have "good" equipment (not Bose, not Beats) then you'll benefit over 256, depending on the genre.
     
  15. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I had no idea there was so many formats. I don't feel like checking all my songs.


    Btw beats and bose are decent/good....just overpriced
     
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  17. xorjo macrumors member

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    loseless... and unless you have high quality (over $150) headphones, you probably won't notice the difference... and bose and dre are way overpriced... you are paying for the brand on these headphones
     
  18. preguntonontrac macrumors 6502

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    lol FTW
     
  19. rosemary1 macrumors regular

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    Whenever possible, all the MP3s in my library are 320. iTunes and Amazon only offer 256, so I'm still hesitant to buy from them unless it's something exclusive. If I want to squeeze more songs onto a device, I let iTunes change it to 128 AAC, since that doesn't actually change the files in my library.
     
  20. oshia86 macrumors regular

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    Don't even get me started on those pieces of crap. Grado 325is's here. Much better. :)
     
  21. mcdj macrumors G3

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    CD>Apple Lossless
    "?">FLAC>Apple Lossless

    Much less music, much better sound.

    Klipsch X10i + 64gb iPhone

    Could not be happier.
     
  22. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    I am seriously considering picking up another pair of IEMs. At the prices they are right now, I don't really feel like spending over 200 for decent pair. I used to have some Shure 535, triple fis, UM3X's, etc. All great, amazing. Maybe I'll wait until this black Friday or something.
     
  23. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    My highest: 1411 kbps :eek: (45MB for a 4:30 song)
    My lowest: 8K kbps :eek: (2MB for a 4:30 song)
    The majority: 192 kbps (7MB for a 4:30 song)
     

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