He and everyone I spoke with told me that at 128kbps the audio is pretty much garbage and that I needed to do it all over again. I thought to myself: Why didnt I rip them at 320kbps?One is encoded at 128kbps and the other is encoded at 320kbps (over twice the bit rate). Can you tell the difference? Clip 1: m/audio/3 Clip 2: m/audio/3 Listen carefully Which audio clip sounds better to you (and find out the answer)?Clip #1 Clip #2 If you liked this post, you should also try our online hearing test.Plus, I really love super random play. Anyways, I did all my encoding at 128kbps. After I finished (a week later! I was talking to a friend of mine who had just finished doing the same thing with all of his CDs, except he did.A while ago, I decided to switch to MP3 music instead of CDs, so I painstakingly ripped all my CDs (500) onto my computer. Its much easier finding albums on a computer than it is sifting through piles of CDs only to find out that.Now I have to deal with inferior quality music or go through the entire ripping process again!. Can you hear the difference? In any case, I have a fun test for everyone: Listen to these 2 clips.