You're right, I didn't catch on to your true intent.....sorry! Yeah, i don't use lossless on my DAPs either, and I'll never call myself an audiophile.
Perhaps some may not have understood the 'humour' in point # 5 on my earlier post and my views on the often recommended, if not downright mandatory, use of FLAC files.
I personally DO NOT use, nor do I feel inclined to use, FLAC files. I didn't even use lossless files when I had my two 160GB iPod Classics. I believe there's a bit too much snobbery, exaggeration & misinformation re: the use of FLAC files or other lossless file formats, particularly true when people talk about top-tier IEMs and (high-end) customs, and some DAPs. It often seems to me that if you use FLAC or other lossless formats, you suddenly become an audiophile, when that clearly is not the case.
The same is often true when people think that because they have the most expensive customs, aftermarket cables, expensive amps and use FLAC files, they are an audiophile. In fact, the word audiophile makes me cringe every time I see it.