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post #16 of 51

MP3, NO thanks! I'd rather have a beer.

Hi!
Well recorded CDs and SACDs.

See you on the CD/SACD Side of the Moon.

Adam
post #17 of 51
This might be a record for reviving the most dead thread of all time, I mean come on fellas, this thread is as old as Head-fi itself!
post #18 of 51
the lowest mp3 I have is 192k
The highest is 320k

I prefer .ogg over mp3
and If I truly cared about high quality encodes, Id choose a lossless format, MPC, FLAC, Monkey, all of those
post #19 of 51
If I'm too lazy to rip it: CD/MD

Otherwise Atrac3Plus 256 bc of my HD3

Oh yeah, nice resurrection, probably one of the oldest threads on here.
post #20 of 51
I bet that nearly all of the people who posted in this thread can not tell the difference between 320 kbps lossy and lossless in a DBT with the gear they own.

-Matt
post #21 of 51
I tested 256k ogg files with a flac file from my laptop directly to my headphones and it was obviously different in the high end. With that in mind I still compress on the laptop, because most of the time it plays, is with its speakers. I do my quality listening with only cds.
post #22 of 51
normally i'd agree with this buy someone has proved me wrong scoring 90% on a blind ABX test in foobar. Mp3s for some reason do something to bass. From what i've gathered is that mp3s tend to sound bassier, but even this change is lost to me at 320kbps.

I cease to hear a difference in 192/256 depending on the type of song.
post #23 of 51
I can tell 192 from cd on about 1/2 of songs. I haven't been able to reliably tell 256 from cd. I rip everything at 320. So far I haven't been able to tell the difference from cd, but, maybe I just haven't tried enough songs.
post #24 of 51
I just rip to FLAC.
post #25 of 51
standard quality Musepack

or Ape for me..
post #26 of 51
Delete
post #27 of 51
I listen to neither media
post #28 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer
This might be a record for reviving the most dead thread of all time, I mean come on fellas, this thread is as old as Head-fi itself!
Yeah, the straight-away answer from Jude was a dead giveaway!

/JF
post #29 of 51
I want to carry as much of my 700+ CD's with me in the car or at the office. Therefore I encode at 192 VBR (highest) MP3. At home I listen to CDs most of the time.
post #30 of 51
Because I don't have a "true" home rig at the moment, all my music is being played as mp3's, ogg and wav files. Although the ones I listen to the most are encoded @ wav 1411 kb/s.... eats away at my Irivers storage space. I only encode at that because the Iriver doesn't take a version of lossless, at least I don't think it does. I need my home rig before I run out of space!

LOL, just realised how old this thread is...
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