Firstly, I listen to music on a MacBook Air un-amped. This is solely for portability purposes as I do not want to be lugging around an amp every time I feel like listening to a song. Secondly, most of the music I listen to is encoded at 256kbps AAC and 320kbps MP3. Again, this is only for portability purposes as my laptop has fairly small hard drive capacity.
My main question is whether it'd be worth it to purchase the TF10 with my current setup? Will I be losing out by not having my music encoded as lossless? If so, do you think it will be by a noticeable margin? Also, I guess I'm wondering if my current setup will be a sort-of bottleneck for the earphones.
I currently own a pair of Shure SE215s and UE 700s.
I'll appreciate any responses. In the meantime I'll be looking at more lossless vs lossy threads.
Edit: Got the name wrong!
Edited by darknation - 8/19/12 at 4:57pm