"Bit depth" of MP3 files 2007-06-04 16:00:21 I'm curious about the claims asserted by Head-Fi member Ian in this Head-Fi thread:http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.p...989#post3009989I'm looking specifically at posts 7 and 15 of the thread.He asserts that MP3s and other lossy files are "best played back at 24 bit." In support of that assertion, he claims that (1) when files are compressed to a lossy format, the bit depth is reduced, and (2) that the files are therefore better off being played back at 24 bit. The claim (1) seems incorrect to me. Does lossy compression affect bit depth? Even assuming that his assertion in claim (1) is correct, his conclusion in number (2) doesn't seem to me to follow logically from (1). Comments?