Where do we start with this...Bleep.com states they encode everything using Lame 320kbps CBR.http://support.bleep.com/entries/20545598-...y-are-your-mp3sAnd you're saying your 320kbps encodes don't sound good...You're about to get a warning from the moderators on here to read the Terms of Service #8.
IS (Use C2 error pointers) necessary when ripping CDs?
I feel like I'm doing something wrong after I rip each CD, they don't sound good like the files I've purchased from this online music store Bleep.com do.
Well you're not being clear on what "don't sound good" means. What does that mean? They're artifacts? You can blantantly tell the difference between a track you've ripped/converted to the same track purchased online? Are you comparing a cd released in 2011 versus 20 years ago? 320kbps isn't going to improve the mastering of a cd.
Doesn't sound good meaning that it doesn't sound loud enough
No, I cannot blatantly tell the difference between a track I've ripped/converted to the same track purchased online.
It's a CD released in the late 90's so it's not anything recent. I always thought that 320 kbps would improve the quality unless going off of what you said, I presume not.
These are two pictures of my settings. Do they look alright, they're practically left untouched. I haven't altered the other settings so that's why I'm not showing them. Let me know your thoughts on them. XLD Settings Images