I'm with you. I feel the discussion itself is very interesting. Sure, lossless is lossless. However the methods used to maintain such, while using different containers begs questions.
Before I render any opinions, I should note that I'm a deeply seasoned audiophile that's had everything from pioneer, denon, onkyo, marantz etc. Current setup is all mark levinson with wilson audio watt puppies and wilson audio center with one watchdog sub. Moving on..
I've done side by side comparisons with FLAC vs et al... My findings have been simple. FLAC performs in the audio space, just as it does on your storage space. It puts a lot into a small container. And that can be heard, at least by me (or perhaps it's the drugs talking). The soundstage sounds closer together and has noticeably less accuracy in reproduction...more distorted perhaps?
Anyway, that's it. Flame away.
Originally Posted by PlayNice
I was just wondering, what do you hope for in you sound mixes? Are you a Dolby kinda person or does LPCM get you going, me I have a soft spot for DTS-HD Master Audio. When you purchase a new Blu-Ray and look on the back what are you hoping to see? No need to argue why you format of choice is better, just plain fun here.