At the next meet I'm going to set up a rig with closed back phones and blind test everyone willing (starting with myself) between Flac and Spotify. It should be a very interesting experiment! I'd love to see how Head-fiers make out. I think you're onto something with the subjective portion but to my ears the flac files have warmth and thickness that Spotify lacks. Not substantial but definitely heard. Could it be a Spotify player VS Foobar? Maybe...but Spotify player is all there is for Spotify.
That would be a really interesting & fun experiment IMO :) can the spotify player play flac files?
yo, mog is frickin terrible. (as of 2011). the user interface is terrible. there is like a 300ish song limit per playlist. there is like a 250song favorite limit. your favorites get overwritten & randomly lost... omg don't even get me started. it was sucha terrible service. also, they false advertise that their whole library is 320kbps. it's not. no streaming service has all 320kbps for their entire library. (personal experience ymmv hahah)