What you're referring to is generally a 1:1 copy. Not compressing, ripping disc to FLAC with the cue file for an exact digital copy in lossless 16/44. This is generally the same size as the CD itself as it's a perfect digital copy. There is audio out there in FLAC that is higher than CD quality and are bigger than a standard CD. One album from Steve Vai that I have is 24/96. I don't get the point of compressing and using FLAC. You want lossless, stay 1:1. Most people can't tell the difference between a 320 MP3 and a proper FLAC audio file anyways.Good point, from reading I realized that FLAC loses lossless compression just like a zip file unzipped is exactly the same without losing the quality and FLAC takes up half the size of a CD whilst sounding the same. I heard there are better-than-CD versions in quality. I wonder whetehr these make a difference to the CD-quality FLAC's ?
Also, tidal vs spotify @ 320kbps ? I wonder how much difference it makes to those who tried both, interesting discussion on another forum i was having.