Originally Posted by redavaya-fi
Yes, space is an issue since it's just a 32gb touch, and from what Ive read lossless also consumes more battery but if it benefits SQ then I'd try to manage.
I'm also trying to sum up benefits of buying a good amplifier, cable and sacrificing a bit of portablity. I wonder how much improvement I'd get from a touch/IE8/256 kbps to a touch/lod/amp (pico or mustang)/top-tier IEM /lossless. Is it all worthwhile?
With a (generous) 500MB per CD, you can still store 70 discs on that small device, probably closer to 100. I will not use lossy files in my home setup if I have a choice so I use ALAC and I don't want to bother re-encoding stuff for portable use.
No problem with battery power, I use it very
often, and if I have to charge one time a week it is much. I have not timed the battery life, but the 30+ hours Apple mentions is a value I can believe.