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What kind of iPod-compatible format do you prefer?

Poll Results: Preferred music format

 
  • 12% (1)
    WAV
  • 0% (0)
    Mp3
  • 37% (3)
    AAC
  • 0% (0)
    AIFF
  • 50% (4)
    Appleloseless
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone, I'm new here and not sure what kind of music format is preferred. Wav, AAC, MP3, Appleloseless, AIFF...there too many options. Thanks for answering!!! btw, English is not my first language, so hope I explain my question fairly well.
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 
And I didn't include Flac and Ape in the options because iPod doesn't support them.
post #3 of 8

You should rename the thread to "What kind of iPod-compatible format do you prefer?", as the lack of FLAC, APE and OGG is inexcusable. Otherwise, you're just misleading people into thinking it's a poll about all available audio formats.

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok, I'll do that.
post #5 of 8

If you're using an iPod, AAC is your best bet. A 256kbps AAC file is not audibly different from lossless or uncompressed, and you save both battery life and space by using it over apple lossless files. WAV , AIFF and ALAC(Apple lossless) are all technically the same when played back, and they all take up too much space. I don't think that WAV and AIFF drain your battery like ALAC does though.


Edited by chewy4 - 11/30/12 at 2:28pm
post #6 of 8

AAC for a great size/performance ratio, ALAC for uncomprimised quality.

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Actually, I'm considering getting a portable amp/DAC to drive my Turbing Pro Copper. AAC may not be enough
post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by imoffline View Post

Actually, I'm considering getting a portable amp/DAC to drive my Turbing Pro Copper. AAC may not be enough

You should do some ABX testing in foobar to see for yourself if that's necessary before doing anything like re-ripping all your CD's.

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