I wouldn't. The files are too big and unwieldy, and take too long to transfer from one medium to another. Plus there are too many media players that just don't accept lossless. Nope, it's MP3 for me all the way.
To me the argument about lossless vs. MP3 is not whether you can discern a difference on A/B blind testing, but whether that difference is of any significance in everyday listening. It's one thing to pick differences on specific audiophile recordings under ideal conditions where you're being tested (as it were), quite another to pick them on typical recordings during private listening sessions to the point where they're going to mean a damn to your musical enjoyment. We...
Have to disagree even with your qualifier. The bass measures well and sounds to me just right. I would not want more or less, tighter or flabbier. To my ears the bass never draws attention to itself, which is exactly what I want.
Nope, have to disagree there. As a classical listener (and full symphonic stuff is the hardest to get right), I would say the 880 is one of the great bargains, capable of some truly jaw-dropping moments with a half decent recording. No, it would make the sibilance worse. What you need is more compression on your pads to bring your ears closer to the driver. So get out there and start jumping on those pads for all you're worth.