Great sound. Awful format. FLAC may be a superior encoder but all it means to me is an extra five minutes converting it to a format anything in my workflow will accept. Please don't wrap in FLAC. It's like offering to share M&Ms;, but before you hand me one you vacuum seal each individually in plastic. My time is more valuable than this chocolatey goodness. 5/5 sound. 1/5 wrapper. 3/5 stars.