So I've been trying to get 24-bit files to play from my iPods through my Solo, but haven't had any luck. The new version of FLAC Player claims to play 24/96, but I haven't gotten it to work yet. 24/96 files converted to ALAC won't even copy to the iPod.
But I discovered yesterday that 24-bit files (any format), if converted in foobar to AIFF, can be copied to and played by my Touch 2g and iPhone 4 in normal iPod mode. But I'm not sure I'm getting actual 24-bit output to my Solo.
Does anyone else want to try and see what they think? I did a quick A/B with a 24/96 file on my Lavry with LCD-2, then listened to the same file converted and played on my Touch through my Solo. It seemed pretty obvious to me that the Lavry made the file sound much better--superior imaging, detail, and soundstage. The iPod made the song feel compressed and veiled.
But it wasn't the most scientific comparison, so if anyone else can try this with their Solo, I'd really like to know whether 24-bit output is possible from an iPod's standard software, or if a third party app is needed.