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Music Bit Rate Q

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


  1. Wulfenite

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    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.
     

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  2. podwich

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

  3. 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

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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

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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

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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

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

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    I'm suprised I havent injured myself listening to 64k rips.
     
  10. RaiderRodney

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    192 for me too ;)
     
  11. klmmicro

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    I rip everything at 192 except for classical. That I rip at 320 for near CD quality.
     
  12. NJ3

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

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

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