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Please enlighten me about DSD/SACD, DVD-A or DTS- confused

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Hey Folks,

 

I'm relatively new to HQ digital audio, just received my first DAC ever (FiiO E18)

 

I already downloaded different stuff in the past, somewhere on my hard disk: music in SACD and DSD, dts CD's, multichannel wav...

I'm a bit confused about what is what and how is it played.

Some are .iso files, other .bin (both images I guess), others are .wav files and others .dts files

What is what? What is lossy and what lossless? Can I play an image of a SACD or DSD on my pc with a proper DAC?

If not, how can I listen to the music?

 

Thanks 

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Hey Folks,

 

I'm relatively new to HQ digital audio, just received my first DAC ever (FiiO E18)

 

I already downloaded different stuff in the past, somewhere on my hard disk: music in SACD and DSD, dts CD's, multichannel wav...

I'm a bit confused about what is what and how is it played.

Some are .iso files, other .bin (both images I guess), others are .wav files and others .dts files

What is what? What is lossy and what lossless? Can I play an image of a SACD or DSD on my pc with a proper DAC?

If not, how can I listen to the music?

 

Thanks 

iso, wav, bin   - they are all lossless.

other lossless formats:     flac,   ape

 

regarding high res:  SACD,  DSD...          I like CD better,   44.1k Hz,  16bit.     SACD/DSD sounds smooth, but I perceive it as loss of information instead of realism.

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