Originally Posted by A Y
FLAC works well and is probably the most popular one, and I use ALAC, but it's not really used outside the Apple universe. In your case, I'd go with whatever PS Audio recommends and makes their system happiest. This is true in general for other streamers.
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
FLAC is great, I also use Apple Lossless. The lowest I go is 320 VBR.
Originally Posted by idfnl
+ another for FLAC, its the best.
Most of my music collection is in that format.
I wouldnt go with any prop. format from Apple or Sony or whatever.
I have about a 1000 CDs already ripped to ALAC, so the 16bit mid-rez stuff already wears a black turtleneck with Dad jeans.
Storage is not an issue these days, so my inclination for higher resolution would be an uncompressed PCM format like, oh, AIFF. It seems, though, that all the sources for hi-rez are FLAC.
I don't want to go through the trouble of ripping SACDs, but I'm not enthusiastic about committing resources to a compressed digital format.
Oh, well...it's probably one of those "you don't' have a choice" things.
I'm glad that I have my LPs...