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post #91 of 216
I MOSTLY have high bitrate mp3s. FLAC and CDs too but mostly mp3
post #92 of 216
Probably about 50% FLAC, 50% 320kbps MP3. I'm slowly switching over to FLAC though. It doesn't make a difference with my headphones now, but in the future I definitely plan on getting better headphones. I'm basically future-proofing my music. :P
post #93 of 216
Vinyl followed by CD
post #94 of 216
I buy CDs and then rip to Apple lossless and AAC 192 on separate accounts/computers. Its a PITA and i'm sick of having to do multiple rips and generally stuffing around.
I intend to consolidate the lossless and lossy libraries when i find a portable firewire powered hard drive with at least 1TB of storage, gradually eliminating the lossy stuff.

Anybody know of a dual bay bus powered 2.5" firewire 800 enclosure?

Anybody want buy around 2000 cds?
post #95 of 216
cannot find one on the vote suit me.

I using AIFF or Applelossless.
post #96 of 216
WMA Lossless
post #97 of 216
A mix of flac, 320kbps mp3's and some random lower bitrate mp3's (some bought on Amazon).
post #98 of 216
I prefer V0 (or 320) MP3. I have never been able to tell a difference between them and FLAC, and the MP3s are much smaller, and it's much more convenient to have just one audio format than to have both FLAC and MP3 - the MP3 for my DAP and FLAC to PC. I'd rather just stick with MP3 and call it a day.
post #99 of 216
I collect CDs and rip and encode them into 128kbps .mp3 files on my netbook HDD.
post #100 of 216
mixture of both FLAC and ALAC

ALAC are more for syncing to my ipod
post #101 of 216
FLAC 5 for my PC and MP3 V0 for my iPod.
post #102 of 216
I voted for other.

Much of my iTunes collection is in either 192kbps or 256kbps AAC or MP3 format. Some is in lower quality, but I'll surely rerip those albums at some point in time. Some music is also in 320kbps MP3 format. I have no FLAC or ALAC files, as I don't believe the higher bitrates would make any significant difference. (I did buy the HDtracks headphone test album in lossless AIFF format, though.) My main collection consists of physical CDs, though.
post #103 of 216
CD & SACD most of the time; I own nearly 300 CD/SACD.
LL
post #104 of 216
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Originally Posted by stang View Post
erm. ok then. That's like $40k worth of CDs. I didn't know a person could like that much music
1.400 CD's is nothing if you are really into music, and you should be if you spend so much time at head-fi! I would rather spend $40k or more on music than the same amount of money on hifi gear. Remember: MUSIC FIRST!
post #105 of 216
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Originally Posted by adiZero View Post
1.400 CD's is nothing if you are really into music, and you should be if you spend so much time at head-fi! I would rather spend $40k or more on music than the same amount of money on hifi gear. Remember: MUSIC FIRST!
The guys from Canned Heat (Bob "The Bear" Hite and Al Wilson) were legendary blues collectors before they formed a band. By the time they were done, their jointly-held vinyl collection was rumored to comprise 100,000 discs -- all of them LPs, 78s, or 45s.

It is not unheard-of for fanatical collectors of a particular genre, be it blues, opera, jazz, rock n roll, hip-hop or what have you, to amass libraries that number in the hundreds of thousands. Frankly, as much as I love my equipment, I would let it burn if my apartment caught fire. I'd be too busy saving my vinyl, CDs and hard disks. It's the music that matters.

Audio equipment is not the beer. It's the bottle.
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