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Hi Graham
They do say it shouldn't do but I have read some where that some say it sounds better on FLAC, But as for the volume issue, I have encountered that with some of my CDs I have and have to turn up the volume so that's not a problem. I was just wondering about the sound quality that's all, I know at my age I do not have the hearing that I did have say 30 years ago but I can still tell the difference between a good HiFi set up and a bad one. I can always play a CD when I wont the best quality and I will still buy and listen to CDs. As I have said on this forum before I do like looking at my music collection, It's not the same when looking at music files on a computer screen as I have something in my hands to look at. I'm old school.
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I honestly don't think you'll hear an obvious drop in quality Jon - well, unless streaming from a computer degrades the sound in any way, I've no experience and can't comment on that.

If you find that the difference in volume between some CDs is just too irritating, you can go a long way to 'correcting' the flac versions ripped from the 'quiet' ones by importing them into Audacity, and choosing Normalize; then export the result as another flac file. The exported file will have a higher volume. It's just three clicks and some wait time while Audacity does its stuff, but it's an added chore and the time can add up.
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I have dBpoweramp and that compares other rips in it's data bank when I rip my CDs in accurate rip so the CDs I have ripped are OK, Not a lot you can do with CD but turn up the volume. My mate is letting me have a cable to connect the computer to my CD players DAC before I get a GS cable, So I will compare the two for sound quality for my self. This is the 1st time for me with computer audio so I'm learning at the moment.
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Hi John
   I think it depends a lot on the quality of the CD player you used. Computers are an electrical storm in a box! When I owned aMajestic I got very worthwhile improvements in sound by using an AudioQ**** Jitterbug. It quietened the background digital hash quite a lot made for easier long term listening. That was running out of a MacBook. However, when I bought a dedicated streamer with a great deal of work dedicated to electrical noise reduction, the little device made no audible difference. 
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I do know my CD player does have a good DAC and I can't see me replacing it any time soon or buying a DAC to get a better sound, I was just thinking it is a good way to play back ground music but I still would like to have good sound quality, It would be less important because it's in the back ground and I will be doing other things and not just listening. Spending money on my HiFi will have to take a holiday at the moment as I have just ordered a push bike. I'm trying to get fit as I have just found out I'm not as fit as I used to be. Today I have found out that my new Graham Slee cables will be delivered tomorrow that will be my last HiFi up grade for awhile.
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