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    Anyone actually heard or compared the difference between a CD ripped using error correction ( ITunes) vs a CD ripped using proprietary software? If the CD is in very good nick do you think you would actually here the difference once it is ripped to a file?

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    Truth be told, no. This doesn't stop me from using 'bit perfect, error logged' software such as http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/ though.
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    Plus 1 for EAC.
    Then use Fubar 2000 to tag from Discogs

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    Strikes me it is a myth that you will hear any audible degradation when error correction is actually implemented.

    The built in error correction of red book is very powerful and you would only get audible artifacts if HUGE chunks of digital code were missing and the system had to interpolate.

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    I wonder if error correction bit perfect software is all about drumming up software sales? If you rip a CD to a file without ensuring it is bit perfect is this audible on good or new quality CDs? I have investigated around the net and quite a few folk have suggested they cannot hear the difference between bit perfect rips and error corrected rips.

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    cannot say i ever noticed anything different audibly from using eac to foobar or jriver. eac was good for difficult discs tho, but its pretty slow.
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    I have heard CD audibly drop out and make funny sqeaks when they are damaged but minor surface imperfections don't cause a problem. However maybe the quality of the audio signal is impaired if error correction has to work or once ripped you may have a slightly inferior audio signal?

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    Think I have found all my answers in this forum article. You need to scroll down to read the bits that matter

    https://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/ripped/

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