Well, in my experience the DA-Converter matters a lot. I’ve got a stereo setup, with a DAC between my computer and amplifier. I usually rip music to 320kbps MP3. I’ve done a few ABX blindtests to see if I can hear the difference between FLAC, WAV and various bitrates on MP3.. In all 3 tests I can’t hear the difference between 320kbps, FLAC and WAV. However, there’s no doubt there’s a big difference between 320, 256, 128kbps… And that’s not mentioning the acoustics in a room, positioning of speakers, possible sources of distortion on the signal (PCs being especially prone to this).
All this techno-talk leaves me dreaming of a new age of 5.1 surround sound music… Might there be a future of Twisted releases in multichannel?
All this techno-talk leaves me thinking JUST ENJOY THE MUSIC!!!!!!! This site seems to be (understandably) full of men obsessed with their pc/stereo/music production kit/quality of different audio formats etc. Once upon a time we just used to go down the shops, buy the album for