Originally Posted by kchui999
Is flac really worth all the extra space it takes up on a HDD? I find it impossible to tell the difference between flac and 320, and with my music library containing about 10,000 songs all in V0 or 320, it just doesnt seem worthwhile to use so much HD space by storing flac.
It depends on the quality of your system. You need extremely clean source components and amplification, coupled with precise monitoring, in order to discern a real difference.
It also depends on the music that you listen to. If it's mostly pop or rap, then going FLAC is arguably a waste of time. Most songs from those genres contain many compressed sounds, and the tracks themselves have their compression increased during mastering.
If you listen to classical or jazz though, then it may be worth thinking about should you plan to upgrade your system in the future.
In my own opinion, I think FLAC for portable setups is unnecessary, although I'll probably keep all of my songs in FLAC anyways. I'm yet to hear the JH13's, so I may change my mind about portable setups when I pick up a pair.