… and furthermore… iTunes can be set to convert to any format you might wish, except WMA, and doe an da dmirable job of it. If you don’tconvert theaudio youdrop into it, it uses your computer’s built-in D/A and output devices, which may be why it doesn’t sound so good on Windows comps. I don’t use windows so do not know about that. Perhaps there is a way to optimize a Windows comp for audio…

But I have a client who produces compliation CDs, and she uses iTunes to assess, preview, and sequence her selections. While I wish she would use a more professionally respected audio player, she gets excellent results and produces great CDs.

Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio

On May 17, 2015, at 1:34 PM, David Glasser <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> iTunes is not a format. It is a media player app. iTunes will play pretty nearly every audio file except FLAC and DSD.
> David Glasser
> Airshow Mastering
> Boulder, CO
> Sent from Weathership Tango Delta
>> On May 17, 2015, at 14:08, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I am pretty sure that iTunes on a Mac used to grab everything and convert
>> it to iTunes, which is incompatible with everything else.   Maybe this is
>> no longer true.  I have always figured that iTunes is a format I can do
>> fine without.  But then I am old and grumpy.
>> Best,
>> John Haley
>>> On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 2:23 PM, Jamie Howarth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Wavs play full res native on every Mac and recent years the OS as shipped
>>> plays up to 96/24 max without downsampling out the headphone jack. 192 is
>>> downsampled to 96.
>>> The onboard D/A on all Macs and IPhones since the 4S is a Wolfson that
>>> sounds great.