I'm been trying to get "Better" sound out of my CD Collection. Right now I have everything in iTunes. I know,I know. But it's ease of use works for me. Except when a update to iTunes happens and some albums get mixed up,separated,etc.
My music is in Apple LossLess. I'd like to step up to FLAC,as I've seen there's a App to play FLAC in the iTunes Store. So,My question is,is it worth it to do? Re-Ripping my CD's is not a problem. But,is it worth it to do?
Any input would be appreciated,Thanks in advance.
Gear: iPod Touch 3rd Gen, 32GB ver 5.1
Fiios - E17
Originally Posted by Smeckles
Very debatable topic. Ask 50 people, you'll likely get almost that many opinions.
Is it worth it? I don't know - you tell me. Rip a few tracks you know very well in both AAC and FLAC and listen on your system. Can you tell the difference? If not, then it's not worth it. Pretty simple, really.
Most of my stuff on my Mac is ALAC, most of the music on my PC is FLAC (aside from the oodles of crappy .MP3's I have... urgh)
Bit for Bit > FLAC and ALAC seem to be fairly identical as files and identical to my ears.
ALAC files are a little bit bigger if you like your super HR album art.
I buy music in FLAC and then use the £1 application "FlacTunes" from the app store, it makes another lossless copy of a lossless file and makes it iTunes compatible.
There was an old program called "Fluke" which played FLACs through iTunes. (only on OS X pre Lion (10.7) )
The forever awesome Allesandro Cortini released his Sonoio "Red" album with a dual-download of FLAC and ALAC.
PC-wise, foobar2000 is still the way to go IMHO but as you have an iPod Touch; ALAC is probably where you want to pitch your tent.
Edited by ru57y - 11/14/12 at 9:33am