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iTunes is only like 128kbps low complexity AAC. Which is okay, but not great (hell, I use it just because my ipod is already completely filled but that's not relevant right now). For high bitrate/lossless audio, you are going to need to get the original CD. I don't know of any legal way to obtain lossless music from the internet. Torrents are the only place they exist as far as I know.

So it looks like buying the CD is your best bet. Bookmans ftw
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iTunes is only like 128kbps low complexity AAC. Which is okay, but not great (hell, I use it just because my ipod is already completely filled but that's not relevant right now). For high bitrate/lossless audio, you are going to need to get the original CD. I don't know of any legal way to obtain lossless music from the internet. Torrents are the only place they exist as far as I know.

So it looks like buying the CD is your best bet. Bookmans ftw
I am not / will not buy a CD until the RIAA is gone. I don't want to pay 10$ for 2 good songs.. RIAA pressures artists to make 13 songs or so and only 2-3 are actually half decent..

There are legal cheap sites..

What about something like Napstar (monthly price for unlimited songs)..
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Napster is a great value. I don't know much about their format, but it has to be acceptable sound quality. It definitely won't be as awesome as lossless but most people cannot tell the difference. Even though I can tell the difference, I don't mind compressed mp3/AAC audio at all. It just doesn't bother me.

So if you want a bunch of cheap music legally.... Napster
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Napster is a great value. I don't know much about their format, but it has to be acceptable sound quality. It definitely won't be as awesome as lossless but most people cannot tell the difference. Even though I can tell the difference, I don't mind compressed mp3/AAC audio at all. It just doesn't bother me.

So if you want a bunch of cheap music legally.... Napster
I know Napster is like DRM'd but is removing that DRM illegal?
Does it make quality lower?
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the higher the better. if you can find lossless that's even better!
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the higher the better. if you can find lossless that's even better!
It depends on the format too... For some reason, FLAC sounds better than WMA Lossless.
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Originally Posted by TrAncE XD View Post
wow, those are really really bad sound qualities!

I listen to FLAC music which has 1000+ bitrates usually :]
Same, FLAC is awesome but I have 6 albums in my My Music folder and they all come up to 1.87GB.. lol.

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