The Absolute Sound magazine is running a 4 part article exploring computer music audio quality. It covers what programs sound best, what programs produce the best sounding rips, upconversion, the peculiarites of FLAC, and tweaks to make a computer music rig sound better. The articles use both scientific and objective testing and results.
The December issue contains part 1 and the January issue part 2. They are almost essential reading for anyone running a computer based music server.
Is anyone else here following this most excellent series? If not, I strongly reccomend this to anyone with any interest in this area.