A 24/96 file burned to dvd sounds better through my system than the same file played through my computer, simply because of shorter distance/cleaner circuitry for the most part. What I do find on a consistent basis for the hi res is that the dynamic range is almost always better than a redbook digital format. With that being said, and with my particular audio gear, a worthy remaster (and many other cds re-done or not) will almost always sound more pleasing to my ears overall when it is played straight through my cd player, flatter dynamic range or not. I do not have young bunny ears anymore. My newer environment will not permit me to crank it like I used to, and do I miss that. In the days when I did crank the hi res music up (of any format), they sounded awfully good and maybe that is what I'm missing. The first time I heard a 24-96 of Dark Side of the Moon in my dvd player, it was the best sounding yet (of many DSOTM formats), but it was cranked up in volume. The best that is, with the exception of virgin vinyl.