I got a mac, i've gone digital. I've transferred the best part of 1000 full tracks I have bought over the years and got because of free downloads when I have bought the record, excellent all 320 wavs. No dramas. So now i've started attempting to delve into tunes I have on vinyl, that I was pretty sure weren't available digitally. E.G - Dillinja - Silverblade. My copy on vinyl isn't great and I think the vinyl rip will sound terrible compared to 320 wavs. The only version I can find is on Amazon MP3 download site http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001IKN882/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp Its 100% going to be a 256 kbps file. As you'll see here http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201379550 My questions are. 1. Which will be the better copy - the digital download at 256 or the vinyl rip? 2. If the digital download is better, will there be a significant difference when I mix between 320's and 256? I'd assume it would be more noticeable over recordings and on big systems (not that I have played out recently) Sorry very noob question on downloads thats probably already been covered by a million different people, but don't want to buy a shitload of crap quality downloads and regret it, i'll buy another copy on vinyl if it makes that much difference. Thoughts?