I only get into this hobby when hard drives and SD cards became bigger and cheaper, as a hi-end two channel fan I watched in the wings for years
I can see no reason at all to listen to anything lossy - I carry around 1 terrabyte of SD cards that take up the space of a cigarette packet
For me this hobby is all about quality not convenience
I agree. Convenience is one thing. But I only would use lossy exclusively on a player that is not hifi. Pretty much it serves the need to play lossy it would be a waste of space to play lossless due to not really getting any gains (this is due to the player not being up to par). But on a player that is hifi (very revealing) I don't want the music being hindered to save space. It's already bad enough when you have some of your favorite songs that weren't mastered in the best manner lol :P.
Edited by lee730 - 11/19/12 at 1:32am