Originally Posted by waynes world
Originally Posted by cute
If your music is all lossy now (mp3, etc) you would need to rip everything to get flac format....there is no way to convert from lossy to lossless! 600gb library could take a while!
Very true, and I know you would never go from mp3 to flac. I was meaning that if I re-ripped all of my CD's to flac, it would be about 600gb.
A few months ago I thought I could convert my Amazon.com downloads to flac.....all that did was put more air into the file size. Since then I only do Studio Master downloads, 24/96 flac, or back to buying CD's. I had to redownload everything from the Cloud player to get MP3 files back, ended up saving 150GB of hard drive space. The Amazon downloads are pretty good until you get a higher end DAC and Amp, better headphones, and wire upgrades.....at that point you can really tell the difference in the lower bitrate lossy stuff and flac. 24/96 Studio Masters is where I am going moving forward, recordings will tell you how goodl your gears really are!