is my music MP3s safe?

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DR0570

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i’m in the middle of a stressful move and in this move i have lost all my CD collection including 2 box sets, BUT i did manage to rip almost ALL my entire CD collection on to my computer, put them on pen drives as MP3s, then put them on other pen drives and multiple copies, at least 2 or 3, put them on my iphone, ipad, then on a mac computer because my other (HP) computer died.
My question is, after all that “traveling“ my MP3s did? will it lose ANY sound quality? i think i asked this question before years ago on another board and they told me no but a few argued yes. So basically now i still have my music CDs, only they are not CDs anymore, they are all MP3s and they seem to have the same sound quality as the CDs considering what device you play them on.
 

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The MP3s will be at the same quality as when you created them. They may not be at the same quality as the original CDs, but most people can’t tell the difference. As long as you are happy with the tracks you have, then there is nothing to worry about.

Multiple copies is a good idea.
 

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In my opinion, digital files do not degrade over time. However, MP3 (to make the file smaller) is lossy and will throw out some of the music quality.

I think your MP3s may have lost some sound quality due to compression. If you rip your CDs at a high bitrate (320 kbps), then it’s unlikely that you’ll notice any difference in sound quality between the MP3s and the original CDs.
 
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