Same CD's, XLD running on an iMac, same settings with the only difference being one rip at 16 / 44.1 and the other at 24 / 44.1. Logic says these should sound the same during playback but the 24 bit version sounds fuller than the 16 bit version and with no "loss" of articulation. In other words it's not like turning up the bass control on your receiver / integrated or preamp which can give more "oomph" to the bottom end but can also smear the mids / tops. Everything I've read says that ripping at 24 bit won't add anything but extra "0's". Although if you look at both wav's side by side in an audio editor the 24 bit one is definitely "bigger" looking. But the handful of folks who have heard both through my system could clearly hear the difference and like the 24 bit version better. I guess it doesn't really matter since it's all about what your ears tell you and what you like. But anyone else notice the same and / or have any thoughts on the matter?