<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>Lossless means bit-for-bit exact, so it must be a psychological effect.<p><hr></blockquote><p>No, it's not a psychological effect. After all, it is a codec and must be decoded into the analog realm. Not unlike how MP3 sounds different than AAC, which sounds different than WMA when decoded. Just as one sound card sounds different than another, despite decoding the same file.<br><br>128bit AAC has been shown to be a very close match to source material. I think we're all in agreement it doesn't sound as good as higher bit rates or the source file. Perhaps we're all psycho. ;)<br><br>Perhaps what I should say then is I really dislike the decoder for Apple lossless. To me, 320K AAC sounds richer and fuller off my iPod, Apple lossless sounds terribly flat and has weak bass response.<br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!

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