ALAC actually lossless? 2005-11-16 03:01:24 I'm kind of a noob here, but I have to ask: is ALAC actually lossless?I and a friend clearly hear the difference on some mediocre-for-music Logitech speakers, both with ALAC files compared to the original WAV's they came from and WAV's made from converting the ALAC files back to WAV compared to the original WAVs, which are based on original CDs. Overall, ALAC and WAV's based on the ALAC sound a little more muted, background instruments aren't quite as clear, higher note instruments like cymbals have a more tin sound to them. I realize this isn't a scientific comparison at all, but it's still something we hear.What also leads to this question is in searching for some kind of answer, I found a thread with a link to a guy named speek who did speed comparisons, and a quote in that thread that speek found that ALAC converted back to WAV wasn't actually bit perfect. Unfortunately, it was an old thread and there is no mention of it on the website linked.Old thread:http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....topic=21229&hl=Has it actually been tested and proven one way or another? Thanks.