I know this is an old thread, but I found it on a Google search, and wanted to ask a question regarding this:
Aman mentioned using FLAC mainly for converting to any other format on the fly. I'm confused as to why this is mentioned as a usefulness of FLAC files - can't you convert any format with the right software? Something like Sony Sound Forge or ACID?
I'm definitely not as well informed on this kind of stuff, so someone please enlighten me.
Also, I've heard that a 320 mp3 vs. a FLAC has no real audible difference, but I've just as well heard the opposite. If there would be any difference in what you can hear, what kind of system (assuming listening on a PC) would be necessary? Which is the most important here, speakers or soundcard?