Depends on who you ask. Your best bet is to listen the the same song ripped or recorded at different bit rates and find the lowest bit rate that sounds perfect to you.
doesnt higher bit rates mean better sounding music? my friend produces his at 550kbps and i dont even know how he does that
I'd say 450 is more than good. I think MP3's can only get up to 320.
ok thats great then im rendering my music at 450 and they are mp3s
yes.it's very good bitrate.