Ok, so I could go join (yet another) forum, but TT normally has enough geeks of any variety to solve my questions. I want to rip my CDs for the last ever time (and then sell them for thousands of....probably cents ). I do have some moderately high-quality audio gear that I will listen to this ripped music through. It's not extreme, but it's not run of the mill $200 all-in-one either, so ripping at just 128kpbs is simply not an option. I'll be using itunes, and doing it on an older but still good iMac. I'd need massive amounts of convincing to use anything but this combo of itunes and the imac for this task (but feel free to state your case if it's important). I'd prefer to use MP3 as the format, and I'd be planning on using 320kbps stereo as setting. Will I be making a mistake? Should I use VBR? What quality if so? Any guides to the other settings (filtering frequencies below 10, smart adjustments, Joint Stereo etc?) Feel free to link any articles on the web on this, I only ever want to do this once and then never again, and I'll be ripping around 400+ CDs I guess, so it's a bit of a task - I'm willing to put the research in to get it right the first time! Thanks in advance for any help.