If someone offered you choice of either SSD or hd for no extra cost, which one would you chose?cheeseboy said:rubbish. Most of it plays from ram which means the HDD/SDD is irrelivent in this context. Plus, as I've already said, if what you say is true, digital recording would be impossible, which we know it's not.ellisdj said:Its the not the fact the bits are coming off the different storage methods that makes a trumpet sound like a drum beat on a HD compared to an SSD - its the overall noise level of the source that is affected differently by these methods, to get better sound from the computer source you need to get the noise down as low as possible.
This improves clarity and improves soundstaging, timing and realism and helps reduce the nasty digital sound that we all despise.
Spend some time with a PS Audio DirectStream Dac and hear how a system sounds on the end of a very low noise dac like this - how much clarity is really there on digital files.
Then listen to what the designer says about noise and its effects on sound and it will make more sense to you in practical terms