Originally Posted by broski
i would say any type of lossless media would be considered HQ and 320kb/s mp3 files arent bad either. i have an assortment of various lossy files in weird bit rates (anywhere from 128kb/s and up) in my library but im slowly trying for solely lossless.
Edit: its a bitch sometimes to find some of the stuff i listen to in lossless format or acutally find the CD (obscure early 90's death metal, second wave black metal, slightly underground electronic music)
^if anybody knows of a good place to buy CDs or lossless downloads for this kind of stuff, please let me know
Originally Posted by AlphaChicken
I use EAC to rip CDs from my own collection and I get vinyl rips off of the internet from people with expensive turntable setups.
What do you audiophiles use for high quality music? Vinyl rips, CD rips, digital high res downloads?
I'm just trying to get an idea for what kind/quality music people feed to their DAC/amp/headphone setups.
There's a thread of free flac music recommendations. I went to one which was some kind of library, which was posted by the OP and about the fifth post for Cowboy Junkies Live. That site is full of downloads; like music, pink/brown/white noise, and some lossless tracks, that seem to all be free. Maybe find metal there too.
I do only CDs and records due to slow internet. I have an older mp3 player called a Cowon X5 with 60gb that can record music a few different ways, but I still haven't tried to digitize my vinyl on it. But it supposedly can do 320kb/s, which was pretty cool back in 2007 when it was made.