Originally Posted by scottz5
Does the iPod sound as good as CD's?
To me it does. However, it really depends on what's your bitrate. I always stick with 192kbps for my mp3 conversion if I am ripping from CDs. For Itunes, I don't think you have a choice, its going to be 128kbps AAC format.
With these settings, the quality from ipod is great. Don't worry about getting good quality 1/8"s. The cheapie ones will do fine, just buy the shortest cables. And unless you are uber audiophile, you can spend extra $$ on the gold-plated cables as well.