What exactly is your issue? Are you ripping an original cd or a burnt copy? If you are ripping from a copy and that copy was not ripped accurately and then burnt accurately including the cue sheet and drive offsets you will not be able to achieve a bit perfect rip. If you are ripping an original and you would like to recreate bit perfect copies will will also need the drive offsets set up properly and the cue sheet, currently this is where eac has the advantage as dbpa does not create cues. Personally I use dbpa and have never had any issues recreating as long as everything is setup correctly and you have the cue file.
I am ripping a CD I burnt myself with an arbitrarily chosen sound file. My goal is to get a ripped file, which, converted to WAV, is identical to the original source file. If there is anything wrong witht his approach please let me know.
For perfectly Burn your ripped CD from EAC, you have to setup the burner's offset too.
And preferably, you can use EAC's burning tool which can utilize cue sheet.
For just ripping the bit-perfect wav, you only need read offset.
It seems like you didn't setup write offset,
No, I have not knowingly set up write offset. If this is the problem, how should I do it? Should I do it in EAC or Burrrn? Again I'm not trying to recreate a CD that I have previously ripped, I'm trying to make an audio track ripped from a CD to resemble the original audio track the CD was burned from.