Lowest Bitrate For Your MP3's?

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  1. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    What is the lowest bitrate quality you will allow for your MP3's?

    I try to never go below 192, because anything below that sounds like its in a tunnel or something, especially the cymbals and highs. I don't know, I guess I'm just fussy about sound quality like that. I'm weird. lol

    I play mine on a 5th gen Ipod Nano 16gb by the way. I mostly listen at work(on the assembly line) and in my car.
     
  2. TrueNomadSkies

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    128 can be decent for most rock/country/rap music, but when you get into the really sharp (especially stereo relevant) sounds, 192 easily becomes the standard for me as well, especially when listening to it music on external devices that're gonna sacrifice quality regardless.
     
  3. Shin-Gouki

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    I do all of mine in 320
     
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    Cax6ton Insufferable Smartass

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    Same. mp3 is a compromise for portability. True quality is not compatible with mp3.
     
  5. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    Man, those must be some big files.
    I hear ya about the sound quality.
     
  6. mineraljane

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    VBR 0 for smaller file sizes, but very high quality.
     
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    320 ideally, but VBR is acceptable. I'm not enough of an audiophile for flac or lossless. :lol 
     
  8. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well yeah, 320 is ideal, but when you're getting files through friends or certain means of nefarious distribution, I believe the saying "beggers can't be choosers" probably has it's own coin for this.
     
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    Does it make a difference on different sound systems? What if you adjust your systems' equalizer?

    Sometimes songs are just really poorly mastered. I have this one song that I would love, if it weren't for the fact that the vocals and mids are completely drowned out by hi-hat rolls in both ears.
     
  10. Triple Melter

    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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    I don't have enough time on my hands to convert all my shit into several formats.

    320 MP3 is good enough for me generally
     

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