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by HGTZ / January 20, 2006 8:24 AM PST

I just bought the Shure Ec2s for my ipod and I was wondering if it would be worth it to change my music to 320 kps? My music is currently at 128kps. would I see a good difference?

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No!
by Glorybox3737 / January 20, 2006 8:32 AM PST

320 is overkill in any format. Try MP3 lame alt standard preset. That will do jusice to your iems. With 320 all you'll have are overly large files and worse battery life. Congrats on the Shures Happy

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not sure
by HGTZ / January 20, 2006 8:43 AM PST
In reply to: No!

MP3 LAMe alt? I dont understand, please tell me what that means

leave it at 128 kps?

Im using DBPower AMp Music Converter and when you start it up it lets u choose 2 diff mp3 lames or Wave.

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That's what I use
by Glorybox3737 / January 20, 2006 9:18 AM PST
In reply to: not sure

Wait, are you ripping your music from the cd or trying to convert the music already on your computer? You can't convert music that's already on your computer to a higher bitrate. You'll have to re rip your cd's

When you put the cd in there is a button that says Rip, hit the side arrow. Go down to rip to and choose mp3 (lame). Then go to compression settings on the drop down menu. Hit advanced options and where it has a menu next to quality select alt preset standard. Hit okay and then rip your cds. That's one of the most recommended formats to rip you music in and with good reason.

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RE:
by HGTZ / January 20, 2006 9:22 AM PST
In reply to: That's what I use

Im trying to convert music thats already on my computer. I got how to do the Standard present with the program im using now.


So if I dont rip the songs to a cd the bitrate wont go up?


Also Im still looking for a good bitrate...128 good enough?

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Here's the problem
by Glorybox3737 / January 20, 2006 10:12 AM PST
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You already have the songs on your computer in 128kbs. Now when you ripped your music to 128 it lost sound quality. Once that sound quality is lost you can never regain it back. So you can't get 192 sound quality out of 128. The quality isn't there to get. So all you'll get is a larger files that sounds worse. You have to re rip all your cds in the new format if you want to switch.

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mp3 is lossy
by tom_2727 / January 20, 2006 10:18 AM PST
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When you rip from a CD to mp3, you're starting with a CD quality wav file. You lose quality when you convert it to an mp3. The higher the bitrate you use, the less quality you lose.

If you start with a 128kbps mp3 file, you can convert it to a higher bitrate, but it will never sound any better than it did at 128kbps. Likely it will sound slightly worse because you're doing another compression cycle.

You need to get the original CDs, and re-rip them if you want better quality.

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got it..
by HGTZ / January 20, 2006 9:16 AM PST

ok I found out about the Alt Present Standard. Is 128 kps a good bitrate though?

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Depends
by Glorybox3737 / January 20, 2006 10:14 AM PST
In reply to: got it..

It depends on your ears try encoding some music in format I recommended and then music in 128kbs. Do like 5 songs from different genres Like for example make 2 copies of a Tool song. One in 128 and one in mp3 lame. See what format sounds better to you.

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