Hi folks, this is my first post here. I had recently began my venture into the audiophile territory with K550. (with the Fidelio L2 on the way )
I re-ripped my whole cd collection from mp3 to apple lossless through itunes, and I was enjoying my music.
However a couple of days ago, a friend recommended the dBpoweramp music convertor to me. He insist that music ripped from dBpoweramp sounds better. But shouldn't songs in the same lossless format taken from the same source sounds the same??
So I went back home, downloaded dBpoweramp (free ver), pop in my cds, rip a few of my fav songs in apple lossless and play them through iTunes (i use a e17+e09k for my DAC and amp). And I was quite surprised by the difference, playing back and forth, comparing them. the songs rip from dBpoweramp felt like it has a bigger presence, especially in the bass region.
My old songs felt relatively thin(?) and lacking. Should I stick with using iTunes or should I go with dBpoweramp? I am looking for the closest and best possible sound quality I can get from my cd.(like a wannabe audiophile in the making should??)