Hi, first post here.
I’ve just brought a new 4GB Clip + and have yet to put any music on it. I just need some advice on what is considered a good bitrate for the music to be played on the Clip +. All the music I have ripped to my computer from CD has been in the Mp3 format at 320 kbs, and all the music I have downloaded has been also in Mp3 at 192 kbs and above. I just wondered if I should transfer all my music across to the Clip + in the current state and maybe take up more space on it, or convert to maybe a lower bitrate first or even a different format and then transfer over to save space. I’m just a little worried as i’ve read that converting any lossy format again to another one or the same at a different bitrate makes the quality worse. I know the Clip has a reputation for great sound quality, but I do wonder if putting 320 kbs Mp3’s on it is maybe overkill.
I know you’re probably going to say I should let my ears me the only judge and experiment a little with trying songs at different bitrates and then listen for myself, but I would appreciate some more expert advice also.