View Poll Results: ---Which Audio Format Do You Use For Your Portable Music Player?

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  • MP3 128 Kbps

    13 18.06%
  • MP3 192 Kbps

    19 26.39%
  • MP3 256 Kbps

    13 18.06%
  • MP3 320 Kbps

    21 29.17%
  • WMA 64 Kbps

    1 1.39%
  • WMA 96 Kbps

    0 0%
  • WMA 128 Kbps

    3 4.17%
  • WMA 160 Kbps

    1 1.39%
  • WMA 192 Kbps

    5 6.94%
  • WMA Lossless

    0 0%
  • Apple Lossless

    11 15.28%
  • WAV Lossless

    5 6.94%
  • AAC

    14 19.44%
  • AIFF

    1 1.39%
  • Others, Please State

    4 5.56%
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    Default Re: ---Which Audio Format Do You Use For Your Portable Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    MP3 at 256kbps......
    Same here...any higher and i can't hear the difference on my portable creative in ear phones.

    At 128kbps vs 192kbps, you can hear the difference in how "live" the sound is. For 192kbps and 256 kbps small difference, so kiasu me will rip at 256kbps too be sure.
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    Default Re: ---Which Audio Format Do You Use For Your Portable Music Player?

    mp3 format is still the favorite.

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    Default Re: ---Which Audio Format Do You Use For Your Portable Music Player?

    Mp3, @ vbr 192.

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    Default Re: ---Which Audio Format Do You Use For Your Portable Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    Mp3, @ vbr 192.
    Which software to use to achieve VBR, dorts? TIA.

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    Default Re: ---Which Audio Format Do You Use For Your Portable Music Player?

    So which format is the best in terms of audible purity... i.e. as close as actual cd that you can hear. And which ripping software is the best?

    I am planning to re-rip all of my cds!
    Currently, I am using Apple itunes to rip cds.
    I've tried Apple lossless and compared to 320 bitrate mp3... they do sound a little different but only very slightly and the file size is a world of difference... I am put off by the file size. I have 30 Gb iPod and 100+ cds of music so I don't think the large lossless format is the way to go. I'm using Shure SE210 earphones.

    Just trying to figure out how to get the best out of the cds when getting it into the player, while not dealing with humongus file sizes and increased battery drain.
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: ---Which Audio Format Do You Use For Your Portable Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Which software to use to achieve VBR, dorts? TIA.
    EAC. Google it, there are many guides.

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    Default Re: ---Which Audio Format Do You Use For Your Portable Music Player?

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    So which format is the best in terms of audible purity... i.e. as close as actual cd that you can hear. And which ripping software is the best?

    I am planning to re-rip all of my cds!
    Currently, I am using Apple itunes to rip cds.
    I've tried Apple lossless and compared to 320 bitrate mp3... they do sound a little different but only very slightly and the file size is a world of difference... I am put off by the file size. I have 30 Gb iPod and 100+ cds of music so I don't think the large lossless format is the way to go. I'm using Shure SE210 earphones.

    Just trying to figure out how to get the best out of the cds when getting it into the player, while not dealing with humongus file sizes and increased battery drain.
    Thanks.
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    What is FLAC?

    FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3,
    but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in
    quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much
    better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can
    play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home
    stereo, see supported devices) just like you would an MP3 file.

    FLAC stands out as the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio
    codec, and the only one that at once is non-proprietary, is unencumbered
    by patents, has an open-source reference implementation, has a well
    documented format and API, and has several other independent
    implementations.

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