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Portable player conversion question
21 December 2013
11.09pm
bfollowell
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This doesn't necessarily seem like the best forum for this question but it does seem like about the closest fit I'm going to find so I'll ask away and hope for the best.

I'm curious to hear from those of you that listen to The Beatles on your portable music players. From those that do; from those that rip your own discs rather than purchase from itunes, what bit rate do you typically use? I've been using VBR0, rather than CBR320 and I really can't hear any difference. I get about a 17% space savings by ripping to VBR rather than CBR. It isn't substantial but it's a decent space savings.

As I've said, I really can't hear a difference. I don't know, maybe my almost fifty-year-old ears were damaged by too much head banging in the eighties. Anyway, I'm curious to hear the opinions of others on the subject.

I think most people over fifty that swear they can tell a difference between CD and vinyl are fooling themselves at best and flat out telling a whopper at worst so I'm sure this topic will have some varied opinions. I look forward to reading all of them.

Thanks to any and everyone willing to reply.

- Byron

21 December 2013
11.51pm
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Whatever iTunes rips a cd as. I honestly don't have a musical ear as i read things about songs being loudified and everything else yet they sound exactly the same to me. Some people will be shouting "you're a moron if you can't hear it, it's bleeding obvious" as they read this. Sorry.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

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22 December 2013
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Well, if I could hear FLAC in my cellphone, then it would be that, but because that is not the case, I use mp3 320 kbps CBR. I think I have never heard VBR's, but I can hear differences between 128 kbps, 192 kbps, 320 kbps and uncompressed formats like WAV & FLAC. But yeah, some people might not hear a difference in quality. I could post some examples if anyone wants to check if there is differences.

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22 December 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Whatever iTunes rips a cd as. I honestly don't have a musical ear as i read things about songs being loudified and everything else yet they sound exactly the same to me. Some people will be shouting "you're a moron if you can't hear it, it's bleeding obvious" as they read this. Sorry.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

Yeah, I've never heard a difference between my LPs, my CDs, and my iTunes downloads. When everyone got really mad because of the Bootleg collection being only iTunes, I didn't really see the problem. But, everyone hears what they hear, I just don't hear a difference.

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