Its my belief that one should always opt for lossless over anything. Then you can decide what to compress it to, and you will always have a direct copy of how the song was mixed and intended for posterity, or at least until you buy those kick ass headphones and sound processing equipment
Yes! It should really be like that.
The curious: when I plug my headphones to the laptop the sound comes ok but very low.
When I plug it in my LG Android phone I have a louder music and I can choose even the most appropriate equalizer to the kind of song I'm hearing.
So I think we live in a technological era that doesn't discriminates the gadgets anymore, doesn't matter if it's a notebook or a tiny thin phone, the intended and achieved quality may be the same whatever the equipment is. (I just think... )