From an iTunes Store review of the Pretty Hate Machine remaster.
This was my first Nine Inch Nails CD 10 years ago and now I bought it today on iTunes! The quality of the audio that I’m used to is digital remasters from studios to iTunes AAC 256-Kbps MPEG-4 Audio that to me sounds better than CDs that are 16-bit/44.1Khz. I had set my Mac Digital Output to 24-bit/96KHz in Audio Midi Setup. Most don’t know how to maximize the music purchased from iTunes. This made it sound completely awesome with my surround sound! If you are a Nine Inch Nails fan buy this today it’s truly worth it.
That’s not true. If you tell your Mac to output audio at 96khz/24-bit audio everything doesn’t just magically sound better.
One of my friends used to rip his CDs at 48k to maximize his iTunes music, and by maximize I mean unnecessarily bloat the size of his library.