Can't be truer. I can't tell the difference between 320kps MP3 and FLAC with my HD800, but I can hear the noises and imperfections of cheap tracks recorded in a lackluster studio! I've heard many pieces of music that are 192kps on my HD800 that sound better than FLACs recorded in a bad studio!
This is so true to me, too. I actually, downgraded my DAC because too much detail got me more noise and imperfection from recordings. If I have to choose between "true to original intention" and "something sounds awesome", I'll choose the later any day of the week because I listen to music to enjoy not to analyze.