lossless should be much easier for a decoder to decode - they are much simpler algorithms. however, if a firmware does has errors in it, that is the only time a lossless file can be muddled up. lossless are bit perfect - it is true that the decoders have a lot of influence however. so, when a person says she hears diff between the original pcm file and a lossless, it could be that the machine she used to listen to the files had as faulty decoder for one of the files, lossless or pcm.
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7/4/09 at 1:04am