I've done a fair bit of reading on google and either I am poor at searching the right terms or the info is hard to fine. Thanks in advance for any help on this query.
I realize that I like a lot of variety in my music and Spotify has been fantastic. I use the paid service for the 320kbps bit rate.
With this type of files, does it matter what bit rate DAC one uses?
For example, lets take a good DAC such as the Yulong DA8 capable of 32bit 384khz - and everything in between all the way down to 16/44.1.
1. With 320 kbps MP3, does it matter which bitrate one sets it as everything is theoretically higher than the actual file played? If yes, why? And what is the ideal setting?
2. And with these 32/384 capable DACs, is there really much music available? And do you guys really hear a difference? This is so far above CD quality I'm wondering if you guys are really hearing any difference.
I realize the two questions are very different from each other but thanks for any thoughts.