Life long lover of music but only in recent years have been able to enjoy the enormous benefits of "higher end" audio. Mind you not "high end" by many standards, but extremely enjoyable, relaxing and engaging to me. I value the listening room as one the most influential pieces of equipment in the arsenal.
Some examples of my musical tastes are Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick, Rush, Petty, Roger Clyne, Dire Straits, Foo Fighters, Plain White T's, Zac Brown Band, Jennifer Warnes, Sting, Karrin Allyson, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Miles, Art Tatum, Don Wilkerson, Art Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Zeca Baleiro & Ze Ramalho (Brazilian).
Happy listening to all from Spring TX,
My Audio System
EMM Labs DCC2/CDSD
2009 Mac Mini w/ linear power supply
Empirical Audio Offramp 4 w/ Turboclock Upgrade, Hynes Regulator and regulator upgrades
Soliloquy 6.5 Full Range Speakers
Silver Circle Audio pure power one 5.0SE "Gold" (amp)
Silver Circle Audio pure power one 5.0 (front end)
Silver Circle Audio Interconnects, Speaker Cables
Dream State Audio Dream Catcher (power conditioner)
Dream State Audio Lucid Dream Catcher (amp)
I agree with Josh on the TAS series. There was a lot of information presented as fact that is not necessarily so. There is quite a bit of discussion around various other forums related to computer audio that get specific about some of the things that are incorrect. There's also a little bit drama too around the article itself and how it had already been rejected by "another publication". But i
Personally I cannot hear a difference between WAV and FLAC or AIFF. I rip everything to AIFF or convert to AIFF from FLAC. Both AIFF and FLAC handle meta data and album art MUCH more elegantly than WAV does, IMO.