Format and Bitrate for Ripping CDs

Discussion in 'Other MP3 Players' started by Dragline, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Dragline

    Dragline Member

    What's your preferred format and bitrate for ripping music? I recently purchased a car with Sync, so I bought a 32GB flash drive to rip and load most (if not all) of my CDs to. However, I'm torn between what the best format and bitrate is that offers a good balance between sound quality and the ability to fit a lot of music on the drive.
  2. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    For me its mp3 and 320.:yesshake:
  3. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger

    Since I use iTunes, I go with 256kbps VBR AAC
  4. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus


    Yes I love the ACC codec as I think it sounds better than MP3 or WMA, but that is my opinion and everyone will have a different opinion on that. The one bad part on the ACC codec though is that since it doesn't seem to compress as much as others, the files are usually larger when done.
  5. Schlep

    Schlep Member

    224 AAC no VBR for me. I went through quite a few bitrates auditioning Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here on my Denon/Definitive Tech setup. 224kbps was almost indistinguishable from the original, and sounds identical on my car stereo and the earbuds.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  6. Milamber

    Milamber New Member

    This. I'm not going to run out of space anytime soon so I go with the highest I can.
  7. DoublEE

    DoublEE Active Member

    256kbps AAC

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