Originally Posted by worm
All MP3 bit rates are not created equal. I would challenge anybody to do a double blind test of a 192 bit rate or above against a lossless format and tell me which is which...much less that the MP3 is 'trash'.
Interesting .... I rip everything now, and ripped all 300 CDs I had before, at 256 bits, seems to sound better. Only minor prollem is the size of the files is a lot larger. No prob, my HDD is huge.
I won't download anything less that 192 either.
I've read where it's Digital-to-Audio converter that really compromises the quality, not the underlying information so much. You can buy D/A converters that are good enough to permit you to go from your computer to your home system, I've heard them and they do make a difference.