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Originally Posted by lakepepin View Post

Is Flac better than alac?  or does it just depend on if I'm an apple guy or not?  Is WAV something to considered?

Don't use wav; flac or alac, it's your choice.  They're both fine.  I'm a mac guy so I've always used alac. But lossless is lossless and you can easily change the format.  ITunes only works with alac though which is why I recommended it.  



"So to your third point, If I rely on the computer DACs will it sound lifeless?  I'll spend a little money if I have to. and my current daily user laptop is a couple years old and I am always willing to upgrade a laptop.  I have three kids to give leftovers to."


I like the dacs on my macbook and ipod just fine.  YMMV; there are plenty of good headphone amp/dac combos.  My point is that if you get a pair of cans that are easy to drive (like the AKG 550 but there are plenty of others), you don't need the amp/dac and you can always add one later.