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Is FLAC uncompressed same as WAV in quality?

I read from multiple sources that WAV will sound the best.
But what about uncompressed FLAC? Would that be equivalent to WAV?

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compac wrote: I read from
compac wrote:
I read from multiple sources that WAV will sound the best. But what about uncompressed FLAC? Would that be equivalent to WAV?

Yes.

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Thank you!

Thank you!

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Here are 2 fine format

Here are 2 fine format comparison samplers so you can decide what sounds best on your system;

https://www.soundliaison.com/index.php/6-compare-formats


All the different formats have the same source file, DXD 352kHz (Studio Master).
We used the XiSRC app for the conversion to DSD and Steinberg Wavelab for the conversion to the other PCM formats and FLAC.

When you compare different sample rates always start with the lowest resolution.
During listening don't focus too much, hearing is as individual as taste but hearing is also something which can be acquired, like the taste of good wine.

You can choose from the following formats:

1. DXD 352kHz-32bit
2. DXD 352kHz-24bit
3. PCM 192kHz
4. PCM 176kHz
5. PCM 96kHz
6. PCM 88kHz
7. PCM 44kHz
8. DSD 256
9. DSD 128
10. DSD 64
11. FLAC 352kHz
12. FLAC 192kHz
13. FLAC 176kHz
14. FLAC 96kHz
15. FLAC 88kHz

And here is the one from 2L
http://www.2l.no/hires/

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