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Its for both
But only on select songs, correct?

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You guys keep talking about audio quality like 99% of people even realize that itunes quality is not "good". Apple is smart keeping the audio quality down(keep filesize down). Honestly i couldn't care less between 128kbps and 256kbps. Sounds fine to me.
Yeah, true. I've tried as hard as I could to find a difference between CDs and mp3s at 128kbps. I did my best but couldn't find a single slight hint of difference; they were exactly identical to my ears. I used different headphones and different speakers to make sure they weren't the problem, but alas, the songs sounded exactly the same.

However, anything lower than 128kbps has a very noticeable change in sound quality. I can tell the difference between 96 and 128, but 128+ is all the same to me.

I guess my ears suck.
post #32 of 38
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But only on select songs, correct?
If it has a "+" next to the price, its an iTunes Plus song. Meaning that its 256kps and DRM free. If it doesn't have a "+" sign then its a normal iTunes song with 128kps and the DRM that the record companies do so love
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Technically you can just burn the song and rip it and then no more DRM right?
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Technically you can just burn the song and rip it and then no more DRM right?
Absolutely, but it's kind of a pain-in-the-ass process. In the earlier versions of iTunes, it wouldn't remember all the ID tag info it just burned to the audio files, so every single one would have to be edited individually. And in the early, early versions, all the audio files on the same physical disk would have to have the same album name. If one changed, all songs on the album changed to the same album name. Thank God they fixed those two major problems.
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Not to troll or anything, but I utterly despise iTunes for using DRM music. It is monopolistic in a sense and I can see why many have complained about it before.

That being said, I still see the appeal to the average user that could care less if his music is limited to iTunes. The player's interface is simple, the music format sounds decent, and it is absurdly easy to use the store's functions.
That is why a lot of my bud use the Zune software to download music and then just put in on there Ipods.

I my self have a Zune but it sucks that Zune doesn't offer video downloads.
    
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I wonder how Amazon MP3 ranks in the MP3 business? I would imagine they are pretty popular and they have almost every song on the books. I would imagine they are in the top 5.
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I wonder how Amazon MP3 ranks in the MP3 business? I would imagine they are pretty popular and they have almost every song on the books. I would imagine they are in the top 5.
Highly doubt it. Their music service is not well known at all nor advertised much (or at all).
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You guys keep talking about audio quality like 99% of people even realize that itunes quality is not "good". Apple is smart keeping the audio quality down(keep filesize down). Honestly i couldn't care less between 128kbps and 256kbps. Sounds fine to me.
Ever heard any music ripped in a lossless format? There tends to be a noticeable difference between 128kbps and 1000kbps. If I paid $.99 for a song, I would expect it to be left in standard .wav format (just as it is on a cd) so I could rip it into my preferred .flac. Unfortunately, no online store has ever offered this to my knowledge, so I remain stuck in the 1990's looking for cd's.

Then again, I'm an aspiring audiophile, so stuff like that is important to me .
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