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post #46 of 55
VBR MP3 all the way. AAC will only play on the iPod, which I found was a limitation since I sometimes like to play my music through my Xbox 360.
post #47 of 55
I think a triple blind test is in order, not only do the people administering and taking the test not know what is what, but the consumer is ultimately left in the dark as well.

"One of these players that we tested is clearly superior to the others. We give it an 4.975 out of 5 stars. It rules!"
post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by trogdor
I've got this Sandisk one: http://tinyurl.com/7w9jq It works very well, it's dead easy to use (just drag and drop like a USB memory stick) and they're dirt cheap.
Good call, picked up a very similar Sandisk model, works like a charm.

Thanks!
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by Eiy-Kyu
VBR MP3 all the way. AAC will only play on the iPod, which I found was a limitation since I sometimes like to play my music through my Xbox 360.

Non-DRMed AAC (not bought on iTS) will definitely play through Xbox 360"”I play it all the time and all's fine.
post #50 of 55
I do MP3 only. It is the most compatible format for all the different devices I use (Car stereo, iPod, Computers, etc). For bitrate, I do a minimum of 192 CBR and max of 320 CBR, but I find around 224 VBR to be just right. Space usually is not a limiting factor, so I'm not too concerned with getting max quality into the least amount of space. The biggest problem I face is getting the files to play in all of the different devices which is why I stick with good ol' MP3.
post #51 of 55
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Originally Posted by briancl
I do MP3 only. It is the most compatible format for all the different devices I use (Car stereo, iPod, Computers, etc). For bitrate, I do a minimum of 192 CBR and max of 320 CBR, but I find around 224 VBR to be just right. Space usually is not a limiting factor, so I'm not too concerned with getting max quality into the least amount of space. The biggest problem I face is getting the files to play in all of the different devices which is why I stick with good ol' MP3.

What I highlighted is why I use MP3. I only use 320 CBR. The only time my Creative ZEN sees higher (1411 wav files) is if I record something on the radio or live.
post #52 of 55
OGG files

post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by tiecollector
If you wanted to be an uber asshole audiophile you would use a lossless compression like Apple Lossless format.

Ah, that would be me! I rip all my cds to Apple Lossless... and use etymotics er4p earphones with my 60 gig video iPod when I'm around town, or the same headphones with my 4 gig nano at the gym. You can hear the difference because of these headphones, so I refuse to go below cd-quality.
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dmax
...my trusty Etymotics ER4P...

These are awesome...
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda
These are awesome...

I've got the ER-4S's. I use a headphone amp about half of the time... I used to have ER-4P's (lost them), so I figured I'd give these a shot.
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