Originally Posted by baniels /t/1504965/computer-audio-basics#post_24061137
I would suggest using EAC (Exact Audio Copy) and ripping to FLAC. You can do some googling for tutorials. Hydrogenaudio site is a good place to start.
For playback and library management, I use Foobar2000. If I were looking at other options, Jriver would be a strong contender. ..
Guys, thnx this is good stuff, went to Hydrogenaudio but I guess I'm looking for more of a tutorial than threads and wikis as this seems really over my head and I think the learning curve is steep for someone with little computer and digital processing knowledge like me. So I googled and found this resourceOriginally Posted by pvanosta /t/1504965/computer-audio-basics#post_24061198
+1 on Baniels' response.
EAC, rip to FLAC...
Originally Posted by SoundofMind /t/1504965/computer-audio-basics#post_24084578
^Hey Keith! Interesting suggestion. I'll be listening very nearfield so have only thought briefly about DSPRC and/or room treatments. Right now I'm muddling through ripping options (yikes, bit-perfect copies?) and Twonky/other options to serve it up. First priority is getting the music flowing more easily as right now I'm spinning shiny discs in the new laptop's drive and I'm still awaiting the speakers. So I've got laptop connected via USB to the EMO XDA-2. Listening to the CDs playing through the EMO's built-in headphone amp sounds great with the upsampling/asynch processing mode on through my Sony MDR-7506 cans. I don't really like having them on for hours but the clarity and detail is really, really impressive... I may have to explore more high-end comfy cans.
Originally Posted by SoundofMind /t/1504965/computer-audio-basics#post_24085022
^Wow, that's a huge project!
I was tending to the conclusion that it makes sense at this point for me to do the same, rip to wav files.
Yeah these HPs are VG for use in my studio to wear as monitors while recording and decent overall, but shopping for new cans could be a XMas break project. What Senn model r u using?