Thx, I'm usually not too lazy to search this stuff myself. Seems it is not worth the extra cost over the HD 24/96 we usually get. I did a quick and dirty search, seems the real audiophiles are also not convinced, seems PCM files are our usual digital files, they compare them in this article to the DSD, and this guy says: "And finally - you can't edit DSD. If there has been any editing performed during the mastering phase, the audio will have been converted to PCM (probably DXD - 24/352.8) to do the processing, and then converted back to DSD... so you lose any "advantages" DSD may or may not theoretically have, and have just added ultrasonic noise compared to straight PCM mastering. Is all this recent DSD hype just another thing manufacturers have come up with to sell you new hardware or "better" recordings? "
And this, hard to keep track of who is saying what here, but the author is actually saying PCM is superior to DSD, and there is a quote in the article as follows:
"I wrote a post about a German research project that compared DSD vs. PCM. The team recorded selections of music with exactly the same signal path and at the same level. You can read the post by clicking here. [http://www.realhd-audio.com/?p=3797] Here’s what they stated:
“The results showed that hardly any of the subjects could make a reproducible distinction between the two encoding systems. Hence it may be concluded that no significant differences are audible.” "