Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Music › What Format is Your Music?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What Format is Your Music?

post #1 of 216
Thread Starter 
I was just reading around today and out of nowhere I became curious as to what format everyone listens to their music in, whether it be 320Kbps MP3s, low quality MP3s, FLAC, CD, SACD, Vinyl, or some other format.

My entire music collection is in 320Kbps MP3s purchased from millisong.com. I personally can't detect a difference between 320Kbps MP3s and FLAC except for a very slight difference in extremely complex passages of songs, and only after extensive A/B'ing, so it was not worth paying roughly 5 times the price to buy everything in CD form and rip it to FLAC.

So what about the rest of you?
post #2 of 216
256Kbps VBR AAC
post #3 of 216
Hybrid of FLAC and 320 MP3. I honestly can't tell the difference 99.9% of the time.
post #4 of 216
All of the above except FLAC
post #5 of 216
As an aside, aren't the flat bit rate 256 AAC from the itunes store equivalent in quality to a 320Kbps MP3?

I hope I'm not opening a can a worms with this.
post #6 of 216
It varies, but mostly CD and 256kb VBR AAC
post #7 of 216
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTechKid View Post
As an aside, aren't the flat bit rate 256 AAC from the itunes store equivalent in quality to a 320Kbps MP3?

I hope I'm not opening a can a worms with this.
Debateably, yes. Although they cost 10x the price of where I got my 320Kbps MP3s (see OP). Unfortunately, that site seems to be going down, as they haven't been accepting payments for a few weeks now.
post #8 of 216
CD for me.
post #9 of 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necrolic View Post
Debateably, yes. Although they cost 10x the price of where I got my 320Kbps MP3s (see OP). Unfortunately, that site seems to be going down, as they haven't been accepting payments for a few weeks now.
But the selection in the itunes store for non-mainstream offerings is astonishing.

Something that has always puzzled me is that there are no Tool albums in the iTunes store... at least not in the Canadian store. No idea why.
post #10 of 216
It would be good if that poll was multi-entry. I'm 90% FLAC.
post #11 of 216
In order of precedence

1. Vinyl
2. ALAC
3. CD
4. 128-256 AAC
post #12 of 216
CDs only - as long as music is still being sold on disks (or any other physical volume), I will continue to buy and use them (except for portable use). A file list on a pc isn't half as appealing as a CD rack...

For use with portable players, I rip my CDs to ~300kbps Ogg Vorbis files.
post #13 of 216
all FLAC- ripped from my CDs
post #14 of 216
I buy CDs, and rip them in ALAC which I convert to 320 kbps for iPod listening. My real listening time is CD-based, though.
post #15 of 216
60-70% of my music is ripped from the CD's I own, and hence is all in FLAC; with about 20%, they're the paid 320kbps mp3 downloads from other sites and AAC 256kbps from itunes, etc. The rest is really old 128kbps stuff I downloaded many, many years ago when mp3's first surfaced.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Music
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Music › What Format is Your Music?