But they contain identical information, so how can they sound different?ellisdj said:I did my own testing and thought wav sounded better. I wouldnt compress the flac even if I ripped to flac so its pointless to rip to flac in my opinion.
I am only about 500gb used on a 1tb ssd so not worried about storage
More importantly in my view if your main drive is a SSD, your PC will reboot much much more quickly, and I believe a SSD will last longer, and it produces less heat.Andrewjvt said:
Hhd laptop I'm afraidellisdj said:If you really want me to mess you up i would say its because your ripping in jriver not dbpoweramp.
Time to start again.
Also what are you ripping to ssd or hd?
I haven't a clue what you said, but WAV and FLAC sound the same, they are the same as far as the music goes. Compressing and decompressing is easy to do and very easy to test to make sure it is bit perfect.JamesMellor said:Okay this is my story and I'm sticking to it.
Mac mini lossless itunes to NAD 390 via optical compared to Sony BDP 720 connected via coax - no differance
Jriver on 30 day free trail converts libary to flac , no differance to the Sony or itunes via optical.
Switch things around use usb from Mini to NAD , I'm now listening jriver usb to nad in the room , itunes to airplay around the house.
jriver expires and I go back to itunes in the room WTF ? tiny stage, no bass and a harsh treble (this is a NAD amp remember <S>) I'm moving speakers and checking connections.
I switch back to the optical connection everything is back to fine.
This has to be the way the DAC is decoding the different inputs.
So 5 billion words later , they can sound different
I preferred your other reply....as all my music is ripped in FLAC. *blum3*steve_1979 said: