I've been shuffling through different ripping options on my iTunes and I came across the Apple Lossless Encoder. It claims to retain most of the original sound quality without taking up the space of a WAV file. I've put a few lossless, WAV and Mp3 versions of the same song on my iPod and compared them and I can't tell too much a difference. Of course this is on my $20 headphones because I can't wake up the whole house comparing sound files (it will get the system test tomorrow). Can anyone tell me about the lossless format and if it is actually legit?