Originally Posted by bananaman22
ok so are there any other good lossless ways to purchase music similar to itunes? like i can buy a gift card and download the ones i want?
You can buy CDs. If you shop around in the Amazon marketplace, keep your eye open for deals here, buy used, and/or visit garage sales, it ends up being much cheaper than digital downloads, you can rip in lossless, you have a physical copy as backup, and get the warm tingly feeling of owning a tangible music collection.
It may be frowned upon by record companies, but since you already own the music you could rent the CD versions from a library for lossless copies.
Not many companies have wised up to digital lossless downloads. Not many with a wide selection anyway.
In the meantime, though, you can always Rockbox your player if it supports it. Great parametric EQ and support for AAC.