Originally Posted by PurpleAngel
I would think the "music audio CD" you made from a 256K source would not sound any better the the original 256k file.
As your not adding anything to the burned Audio CD that is not already in the original 256k file.
So burn the CD as a "storage" CD keeping the 256k as is.
I don't think most standalone CD players are going to be able to interpret a storage CD though.
Originally Posted by ianmedium
regarding the ripping a cd from wav, I don't either but this has been around for a while and some of the UK HiFi press seem to think there is a difference. I don't have a decent enough CD set up to test this theory though and in all honesty when I get back into home based HiFi again it will be vinyl!
Really no need to test it, the theory has no merit. A wav file contains the exact data that a CD has bit-for-bit. The pits and landings of a CD are translated to 1's and 0's and are given a header and a wrapper to store some additional info and let the computer know how to handle the data within it.
Any change of audio data as a result of ripping a CD and burning it(given no DSP is added when burning/ripping) is going to be the result of errors. So if there's any change, it's not going to be good. Maybe an additional artifact or two...
Edited by chewy4 - 12/11/12 at 8:47am