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I can understand if you're comparing two different recordings that the lossy of one can sound as good as or even better than lossless of another, but if we are talking about the same recording, there's no way 320K is almost identical to 16/44.1, right? wink.gif Even if it's solo instrument or cappella, 16/44.1 would still sound much richer, and that difference should be even more so obvious on players like AK240.

 

 

Some songs are not worth getting in lossless. Example. (Death) Metal. I have a few dragon-force albums in flac lossless format. I redownloaded them in MP3 and didn't notice a difference.

 

My collection is

Rap- 75/25 mp3/flac

R&B and POP 80/20/mp3/flac

JAZZ 100% flac and DSD

Classical 100% flac and dsd

Chillout 100% flac.

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Originally Posted by asapdin View Post


 I was kind of looking for Rock music like Guns n Roses, Metallica, Bon Jovi, some pop music, house music, hip hop.

Those sites feature music from orchestra, or jazz, or even dinosaur era music which I don't really listen to.

And some of those stores wont allow me to purchase from here in Canada.

We need DSD music that's not so ancient I don't listen to any Elvis era music, I listen to 80s to now 2014 music like Spandau Ballet, Tears for Fears, even Scorpions would be nice.
Like Blackwolf1006 shrewdly writes it not all passages take advantage of DSD. At the first place the piece must be registered with SACD format and not an upsampling of lower formats; then kind of music: Classical first because of complex play of very multiple harmonic sounds from many instruments placed side by side in the same place. Jazz precisely because of the exploitation of numerous harmonics in this case of few instruments. My point of vue.
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