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Poll Results: what genre would you absolutely have to find in someones music library

 
  • 1% (6)
    R&B
  • 5% (18)
    Pop
  • 46% (140)
    Rock
  • 5% (17)
    Hip Hop/Rap
  • 1% (4)
    Reggae
  • 13% (41)
    Jazz
  • 23% (71)
    Electronic
  • 1% (4)
    Country
301 Total Votes  
post #301 of 613

I have 9k ish, the growth of my collection has slowed down a lot more now that I can hear the difference between FLAC and mp3s through my headphones.

post #302 of 613
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Originally Posted by fatmaggot View Post

I have 9k ish, the growth of my collection has slowed down a lot more now that I can hear the difference between FLAC and mp3s through my headphones.

Take your flac copy, convert it to mp3 using any good converter.. and you tell me if you can still "hear the difference"

I can hear the difference between a new flac copy and an old mp3.. but, never a flac copy and a new, up to date, properly encoded mp3

post #303 of 613
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

Take your flac copy, convert it to mp3 using any good converter.. and you tell me if you can still "hear the difference"

I can hear the difference between a new flac copy and an old mp3.. but, never a flac copy and a new, up to date, properly encoded mp3

Not all MP3s are created equal. A MP3 encoded at 128 which is a default setting on a lot of programs is NOT going to sound as good as FLAC/ALAC/WAV 99% of the time, IMO.

 

MP3s encoded at 320 sound close to lossless. Honestly, a lot of the time when I check and see I am listening to a MP3 and not ALAC/FLAC it is very surprising how good it sounds.

post #304 of 613

I rip my CD's in ALAC just for the sake of it, but if I have something in 320kbps I can barely notice a difference 

post #305 of 613
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Originally Posted by anonymousTHUG View Post

almost 50k mp3's across all genres. What's considered to be not newbie & what are some of the biggest numbers that come up a lot. I'm not talking about the guy who has 30Terabytes but on average what is considered a huge collection?
 

50k is not a newbie....i personally consider 25k as the breaking point.  a huge collection to me is >250k (i'm sitting >130k but feel like a newb sometimes, even after 25 years of collecting).  the largest collection i've personally seen is 1,000,000 (yup, a million) but that's not normal ;)

keep in mind this is coming from purely a collectors point of view, things like master quality, special vinyl releases, etc. change the whole game


Edited by ferday - 12/14/12 at 12:38pm
post #306 of 613
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

Not all MP3s are created equal. A MP3 encoded at 128 which is a default setting on a lot of programs is NOT going to sound as good as FLAC/ALAC/WAV 99% of the time, IMO.

 

MP3s encoded at 320 sound close to lossless. Honestly, a lot of the time when I check and see I am listening to a MP3 and not ALAC/FLAC it is very surprising how good it sounds.

 

there are very, very few people who can tell between flac and 320mp3 in a proper ABX test.  i can't reliably tell 256 if the rip is proper...i can tell 128 every time (foobar ABX)

 

the real "issue" with mp3 is that they are lossy, so if you transcode or move the files around a lot they can lose quality, or if there is a flaw in the rip (or on the CD) it can get amplified in the compression.  i'm very happy with 256/320 for ipod use, with flac for archiving/transcoding and critical listening at home.

post #307 of 613

Ugh, up another 3300 or so since last posting about 4 months ago.  51751 now.  I think I've got a problem.confused_face.gif

post #308 of 613
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

Not all MP3s are created equal. A MP3 encoded at 128 which is a default setting on a lot of programs is NOT going to sound as good as FLAC/ALAC/WAV 99% of the time, IMO.

 

MP3s encoded at 320 sound close to lossless. Honestly, a lot of the time when I check and see I am listening to a MP3 and not ALAC/FLAC it is very surprising how good it sounds.

yup, yup.. I personally keep a v0 copy of all my flac for putting on my portable players.

 

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Originally Posted by anonymousTHUG View Post

almost 50k mp3's across all genres. What's considered to be not newbie & what are some of the biggest numbers that come up a lot. I'm not talking about the guy who has 30Terabytes but on average what is considered a huge collection?
 

A lot of us that are real into music seem to be sitting somewhere between 30-60k.. I'd call anything over like 75-100k pretty freaking huge. It also kinda depends on your age and how long you have been collecting music.. Like, for me, I've only been seriously collecting high quality music for two years now and I've been conservative about it too, because of limited space :) That being said.. I'm sitting at


Edited by chrislangley4253 - 12/14/12 at 6:41pm
post #309 of 613

over 20k but it's a mess in my music folder so I bet a lot of those are dupes. Made some serious progress cleaning it up this month but still have more work to do.

post #310 of 613
only about 7K...... frown.gif But they are all really really good songs if that makes you feel any better biggrin.gif
post #311 of 613

If I rip every CD I have onto my computer I'd probably have around 2,000 total songs. Right now I have 1,720 songs on my computer. I have a couple dozen CD's that I don't really have any interest in anymore. Hopefully I get some iTunes gift cards for Christmas though. I do also have the basic $4.99 a month subscription to MOG, and MOG streams at 320kbps MP3. I add 2-3 albums a month to my collection on average, so my collection isn't growing all that fast. I'm only 27 and obtain all of my music legally by the way   

post #312 of 613

Right now it's around 3500... Still remembered like yesterday when i used to have only 100 on my library tongue.gif

post #313 of 613
14,571 lossless as of this morning.
post #314 of 613
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Originally Posted by jasonb View Post

If I rip every CD I have onto my computer I'd probably have around 2,000 total songs. Right now I have 1,720 songs on my computer. I have a couple dozen CD's that I don't really have any interest in anymore. Hopefully I get some iTunes gift cards for Christmas though. I do also have the basic $4.99 a month subscription to MOG, and MOG streams at 320kbps MP3. I add 2-3 albums a month to my collection on average, so my collection isn't growing all that fast. I'm only 27 and obtain all of my music legally by the way   

CD good, iTunes bad

post #315 of 613
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Originally Posted by chrislangley4253 View Post

CD good, iTunes bad

I wouldn't say it is bad. It's a great player in terms of organization and has developed better sound quality with every release. Of course, placebo is a thing to consider here.

 

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