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Music Bit Rate Q

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Wulfenite, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

    What speed do you guys burn music on the computer at?

    Most of the stuff I've done has been at 64kbps. If you're just listening over a pedestrian set of earphones is there much difference in the quality.

    Also, is it just me, or do you loose a lot of base response on the computer. It seems to me like with the same song and same headphones there's less base when played through the computer than through a regular stereo CD player.
     
  2. podwich

    podwich

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    192 kbps MP3. Disk space is cheap and I can't stand the low bitrate sound.
     


  3. RenegadeGlocker

    RenegadeGlocker

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    128. As you point out, I am just playing back through PC speakers or cheap headphones on an airplane.
     
  4. Medpilot 2

    Medpilot 2 Smkumifyagotum

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    I've read that it's the higher frequencies that start to degrade with the lower bit rates.

    Personally I rip all my music at 192kbps and above.

    Like podwich said, disk space is cheap. :)
     
  5. Halo

    Halo Millennium Member

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    Typically I use a variable bit rate biased towards higher quality. It will give you an overall bitrate somewhere around 128kbps.
     
  6. chevrofreak

    chevrofreak Senior Member

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    128kbps and 44,100hz minimum optimal for low disk space

    192kbps and 44,100hz prefered optimal for a compromise, but not much of a compromise as it sounds great

    320kbps and 48,000hz optimal for quality
     
  7. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    I usually rip using a variable bit rate, with the MINIMUM set at 192. Seems to work well for me.
     
  8. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

    I'm suprised I havent injured myself listening to 64k rips.
     
  9. I rip everything at 192 except for classical. That I rip at 320 for near CD quality.
     
  10. NJ3

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    I rip all mine at 320 also. ;f
     
  11. J Todd

    J Todd hehe, member

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    192kbps. Anything below that and I get fatigued easily.
     
  12. SamBuca

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    It's not the bitrate that matters. It's the encoder and the format.