Originally Posted by Falker11
I am about to rip all my CDs to ALAC using XLD. Is there any reason to select anything other than "same as original" for the preferences for sample rate and bit depth?
I could manually select up to 92KHz and 32 bits but would this offer any (audible or theoretical) improvement in sound quality or just make my files unnecessarily big?
My gut tells me just use the 'same as original' option but wanted to run it by you guys first.
Same as original is the only sensible choice.
I'll add that you might reconsider ALAC, since support for that codec is limited outside of Apple devices. FLAC is far more well supported, especially at CD quality.