Originally Posted by madaudio
Strange, I haven't done it myelf, but I have read posts where people described converting wav to flac and back, and they consistently proved that the second wav file was exactly the same as the first, proving no loss of data.
Some time ago we compared the waves in the University and we can find differences, minimum like in audition , but we can see these. In all case the difference affect more in the effects than in the fundamental, for example, if you listen both files you will find the same info basically, but the delay, reververation, chorus, and so on... have less resolution in FLAC or ALAC, but is something the more of time you can't tell if don't compare in between paying atention. I also compared AIFF 16bits 44.1 kHz or 24bits 44.1kHz vs ALAC or FLAC 24 bits 44.1 kHz, and found the sound in AIFF files was more accurate.
Here we have a group of friends that use to "play music games" comparing files and trying to surprise and catch the others, but in this case we are all agree. In all case I think it depends in the resolution of the audio system.
If you have some findings you can share, would be great.
I use XLD in Mac OS X 10.8.4.
Now Oppo's players accept AIFF files, I'm interested in know how works Oppo's media player with AIFF metadata because I have a RAID full of AIFF files and I have serious interest in buy BDP-105.