I have just started to get back "into" HiFi and while my Ariston Q-Deck is being rehabilitated I did some research.
It seems the consensus is that AIFF is the ideal digital audio format. However, looking back through my iTunes collection, I see that most of my tracks are in MPEG-1 format (circa iTunes v3 and v4).
I did two quick tests: I used iTunes to convert one track to AIFF (Horowitz in Moscow) and I re-imported a Strauss track using iTunes 11.1.3 in AIFF format, all settings auto.
A less than ideal, seat-of-the-pants comparison seemed to indicate little, if any difference. And when I say less than ideal, I mean poorly place Klipsch KG2's driven through a Sony A/V receiver via AppleTV.
Does anyone have any comments or suggestions? Or should I just go blissfully on my merry way?
Thanks in advance.