I have somewhat of a dilemma. Being an ex-Windows Media Player CD Ripper, I am forced to re-rip most of my CD collection due in part to a lot of low-quality MP3s that were created from the process (and the purchase of a new 6gb iPod mini would be plausible cause as well). Anyway - I'm following the method advised in this thread ( http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/173507 ) & decided to download both Exact Audio Copy, LAME, and the 2 other mechanisms needed to properly run the program on my computer to create great MP3s that will surely enrich my music listening experience. So here's the real question: is there that big of a difference between 160kbps & 192kbps? I know that LAME converts songs at variable rates so there isn't a "true" kb reading (although it appears as such on iTunes for me) - but I want to know from other mp3 rippers and music lovers alike what they think on this issue. Currently in EAC under Compression Options > External Compression I have the bit rate set at 192kbps. It does sound great - but I keep thinking in the back of my mind that I only have 6gigs available (actually less if you subtract what apps Apple added onto the device) and I keep wondering if I should really re-rip all my CDs at 192 or what. Comments/suggestions/inquiries/rants/raves welcome. Thanks.