Thanks for the above info.
I have learned more about attempting to play HiDef music on a Burmester system in my new car.
Info from Apples Support site; About lossless audio in Apple Music
Apple has developed their own AAC (Advanced Audio Codec) that delivers audio that’s virtually indistinguishable from the original studio recording. This is their standard High Quality playback format.
Most audio compression techniques lose some amount of data contained in the original source file.
Lossless compression is a form of compression that preserves all of the original data.
Apple has developed- Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC)
The entire Apple Music catalog is now also encoded using ALAC
in resolutions ranging from 16-bit/44.1 kHz (CD Quality) up to 24-bit/192 kHz.
This was started in June 2021.
Keeping up with Spotify HiDef Streaming service I imagine.
The above support article has some great information.
Lossless requires a lot more data than AAC.
Your Iphone will show you the amount of increased data when you change your format for streaming or downloads. As follows.
10gb of space can hold the following;
3,000 songs of high quality(AAC)
1,000 songs of lossless(ALAC)
200 songs of Hi-Res Lossless
I plan to download over my home WiFi to my Iphone songs in ALAC format to save my wireless data usage and expense.
To play in ALAC format you must be connected by USB(some wired connection) to your system.
I plan to use Apple Car Play via USB.
You will not get playback in ALAC format over Bluetooth. It will play in AAC format over Bluetooth.
I have downloaded a few songs in HiDef Lossless when iTunes indicates it is available in that format.
I am anticipating a great sound experience from the Burmester in my CGTS4 using this new format. (Not until November)
Looks like I will eventually need an Iphone with more storage!