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Posted: 8/11/2005 5:08:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 5:08:52 PM EDT by gus]
After checking out a friend's iPod, I've finally seen the light and will be buying one soon. Can I assume that the only one to buy is the Apple 60Gb model?


I have about 300 CD's and want to use the least compression to preserve good sound. I'm guessing the best format to use would be 320Kbps MP3?

Any other (better) units to consider? Not worried about price much if at all.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:12:52 PM EDT
I have the 40 gig Ipod.

It took me weeks to get all 250 of my CD's burned to ACC.

I went with 192 ACC because it supposedly sounds better than MP3's and the IPOD uses ACC as it's standard format.

I filled up about 32 gigs on my Ipod, so you will have pleny of space left on yours after you get thru burning your CD's

Get the biggest one available, that way you have room to grow.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:31:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 5:32:34 PM EDT by GotGuns]
Not to nitpick, but it's AAC, not ACC....

ETA: Yes, I realize I'm an idiot. I'm stuck in Canada with nothing better to do....
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:38:54 PM EDT
Is it better enough that I should re-rip all of my CD's? I've already got them on the PC as 320Kbps MP3's...
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:51:30 PM EDT
You can use MP3's, which is what I did for most of mine. I forget the exat bitrate I used, but I encoded the rest of my CD's into AAC for my Ipod at the highest setting, and there is a noticable difference in sound quality.

And yes, if you can afford it, get the highest capacity available. Borrow your friends CD's and rip them while you're at it. Variety is the spice of life.

Here's another tip: get an extended warranty. I know about three people with iPods whose batteries went to shit. It's worth the extra cost if something goes wrong (90$ plus labor/shipping to replace a battery)

I love mine
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