Originally Posted by xnor
Considering that a perceived dynamic range of 120 dB (~16 bit audio) is already extremely annoying I wonder what you'd need even 24 bits for playback. Also, most rigs you see on this forum, even "high-end" ones, usually do not surpass a performance of 20 to maybe 21 bits.
I'm aware, just curious about how exetreme some of us can get! I'm getting and HM 801 soon here and uhh... don't think I'll be running any 24bit my self... I don't mind like 500 songs my self, as I usually build play lists of about 500 songs, so to get over the Hifiman lack of that feature I just carry around multiple SD cards, yea it's not entirely effective but meh I don't mind.
An I've only got one 32gb atm so that's 800 song. But I can live with that
point being I too don't see the need to even have 24bit on a portable. I have a FEW at home, but as some one mentioned early. It's for the MENTAL JOY of knowing it's 24bit, sonically it makes no differance imo