im listening to 128 mp3. and from what im hearing my music should be over 200 kb. Im getting jh5 pros as well. I have a macbook pro and i have no idea how to upconvert my old mp3s
You can't turn 128kbs into 320kbs and get increased quality, the audio degradation is already there. When you convert lossy>lossy you lose quality as well, so the best thing to do is to convert CD's into FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) or download/purchase the same music in the higher bit rate.
Long story short, there is no saving your low bit rate files.
You may want to do some basic reading on digital audio if that's a serious question. This is a good place to start. Bitrate section is here. In a nutshell, you can't upconvert lossless audio - once information is gone, it's gone for good. It would be the same as trying to get the original raw image back from a jpeg. To get higher-bitrate mp3s you would need to re-rip the source material (CD or otherwise).
How'd you get your music in the first place? If it's CDs, stick them in your computer and rip them again (that's re-ripping). Else you need to buy your music at a higher bit rate.
a)I think itunes used to sells music at 128 and 256...Although it is probable they sell the 256 kbps only now..
b)what he means by re-ripping actually is just to rip your cd again in. by rip he means just get the songs from your cd to your computer
read some tutorials first , to get the basic facts right
and then you decide what bitrate you need your music to be
upsampling is like putting ice cream in a bowl of shit.it still tastes like shit.
FLAC>320KBPS>256 KBPS>192 kbps>128 kbps
actually just dump all your 128 kbpks mp3 and go for flac/320 kbps mp3
if you're gonna spend money on good phones , better start by upgrading your music source.
It's not going to improve anything. All you're doing is increasing the memory. You can't gain something out of nothing. If you have CDs, it's better to re-rip them.