Lossy and not using all the information is completely different. Their is a reason 16-bit encoding is just fine for CD's.
But lets think about it how you obviously do. Oh hey, Tera Player can't make use of some unimportant bits that are only needed during the mastering of an album.....Not using those bits must make it inferior to this other huge bulky player that gets 6-8 hours of battery...
Yea, that's 100% right.........
The Tera Player uses a 16-bit R2R DAC, the DX100 uses a Sigma-Delta DAC. The difference is digital versus analog. Their is just something extremely natural about the Tera Players sound. It's using resistors to take the digital signal and convert it to an analog signal whereas the Sigma-Delta DAC is using a single switch constantly switching from 0 Volts to 5 Volts and using a filter to get it to sound as it should. I rather choose the DAC that can actually 100% consistently reproduce a signal because it can't do it wrong. I would like to refer you to the Tera-Player's creator's blog, it makes for good reading, especially this article: http://www.mother-of-tone.com/conversion.htm
BTW, True bit for bit? That's a joke. Think about how that must work with what I have just shared with you...
Sorry if I come off as mean I just find that it's ignorance and a sense of foolishness that people think Tera-Player owners are stupid. We love our audio and the Tera Player is the real deal. My only gripe with it after owning it for a while now is that i have to take my finger off the middle button when I do the combo to go back a CD, yet I dont when I go forwards. I would like to not have to take my finger off the stop button when going back, that is all I really wanna change.
Edited by kenman345 - 11/21/12 at 8:27pm
Originally Posted by lee730
No. The DX100 plays it bit for bit (so true playback). I'm not gonna fall for "it chooses the most important and ignores the rest". That same excuse is used for lossy formats and in the end I can hear an audible difference between them. I just wouldn't use the tera player for high def music as it's apparently not geared towards it to begin with.