Originally Posted by Austin Morrow
I don't care about lossy compression filed on my iPhone at all. Almost all of my IEM's (Grado GR10 - e-Q5) aren't revealing enough to show the effects of a lossy compression of 256-320 Kbps AAC file.
Very true. I was truly stunned when I wasn't able to pass the ABX test using my portable setup (HM-602 + eQ-7). I thought my hearing just wasn't good enough but I can definitely pass the ABX test with HE-6.
On my portable, I try not to bother with anything lower than V0. I will prefer flac and 320 CBR. 320 CBR still takes up relatively little space. Even then I can load up on flac as I only put a limited amount of songs when I'm out anyway I've been listening to the same song, multiple times a day for the past 3 or so months. I'm such a boring guy.