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    Tech Mentor Sn0wday's Avatar
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    Default I have a $100 iTunes card.

    Came with my macbook. What is something useful I could get with this?

    Not music, cause it's not even 320.

    Lemur looks nice, but it's $50 and I dunno how useful that would be on just the iPhone I have, probably going to buy TouchOSC though just for a couple cues/samples on iPhone.

    Pickings seem pretty slim, better off just selling it for like $90?

    Enlighten me.

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    Isn't 256 aac pretty much the same quality as 320 mp3? You should be okay buying from iTunes as far as quality goes, if that's what you really want.
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    buying your music from itunes is okay unless you play on a funktion one sound system or are mostapha...

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    Ehhhhh, I just think when paying for music I'd like it to all be in 320.. at least.

    So nothing else in iTunes worthwhile? I might just sell this and put the money towards an X1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sn0wday View Post
    Ehhhhh, I just think when paying for music I'd like it to all be in 320.. at least.

    So nothing else in iTunes worthwhile? I might just sell this and put the money towards an X1
    fair enough, if you are buying mp3.. however aac is a different codec and 256kbps in aac is essentially a 320kbps mp3.

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    You're saying there is NO difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sn0wday View Post
    You're saying there is NO difference?

    Here you go

    AAC files are generally higher quality and slightly smaller than MP3 files of the same song. The reasons for this are fairly technical (more about the specifications of the AAC format can be found at Wikipedia), but the overview of the reasoning is that AAC was created after MP3 and it offers a more efficient compression scheme, with less quality loss, than MP3s. Despite popular belief, AAC was not created by Apple and is not proprietary to Apple or its devices. AAC can be used with a wide variety of non-Apple devices.

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    The AAC is probably technically better (even though the number is smaller), but in practice you probably would have to work really hard to even hear a difference.

    Far more important is whether your DJ and database software handles AAC as well as it handles mp3.
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    It's my birthday today, send it to me

    And most AAC from iTunes are fine btw
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    i cannot see how there would be an audible difference in aac and 320.

    that being said, sell it for 90 and buy an x1.

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