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Well try and see some people claim they can hear the difference some say they cant but FLAC does take a lot of space so in the end it may not be worth it on a portable player...

As for laptop sound quality look into an external sound card like Asus Xonar U3 (dont know if they released it yet...)
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I've owned my HD 555s for around 8 months now, and I'm noticing that the left side is "clearer" than the right.

Especially at higher volumes. It's like I can hear more music in the left, it's not just louder...it's better. Any reason for this?

I own Z2300s (sigh, I know) and I notice the same effect. The left side seems to get louder/clearer at low volumes, but when I turn it up it evens out?
It's a known problem with the cheap logitechs, it's because they use a cheap volume POT (volume dial in simple terms). This causes an imbalance in the left/right channels at lower volumes.
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Yeah, I knew one of the major setbacks of switching from desktop to laptop would be poor audio source frown.gif

Is the clip really that decent? Would I notice a difference between FLAC and MP3@320kbps? With my desktop + Xfi card I could tell and it was really sweet biggrin.gif

Depends on your ears, but probably not.

Not with HD555s at least. 320kbps mp3 is good enough for most cases.
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Depends on your ears, but probably not.

Not with HD555s at least. 320kbps mp3 is good enough for most cases.
I figured. I'm convert all my FLAC to 320 for my clip, so it's good to know I did it for a good reason.

But yeah, I'll check and see if literally balancing the sounds in Windows will help. But I'm afraid it might be a headphone issue, not a source issue, in which case balancing the sounds more to the left side wouldn't help.
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