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newb on the audiophile in Training circuit- need help, finding old info

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Sorry if I am beating a horse.. I know its dead already, but;

I have an iPhone 4s and an addictive personality so I want to become an audiophile starting with my iPhone. I have searched high and low and thought I would start with the Vsonic GR07's (good rating, good price point, but old info)

and I am stuck now!

I am wanting to really embrace the audiophile thing and get a portable amp, under $200 and I was thinking about the Fii0 E12 or the Fred_fred_2004’s 3 Channels Headphone Amp for just an amp. (good rating, good price point but old info)
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I really want to get a portable DAC/Amp, same spec, but am lost on whether I will need it to download apple lossless files to my phone or what exactly I can use the DAC for if I cannot use it on my iPhone (per the research I have done, minus of course the 399+ DAC/Amps for iPhones) thus should I just get an amp and learn about converting apps and software like Foobar2000 (which I have no idea how to use)

I know I am going to need a cable like the L9 LOD

but as far as any good threads on how to officially start the transformation process to becoming an audiophile, (baby steps first like with an iPhone before the home stereo) I have searched the part of the internet I am familiar with and only found old threads and articles. Nothing current on the best portable amps for 2014, the must have FLAC app for my phone or software for my Windows 8 PC that will allow me to start the music file convergence to lossless files. Hell, no one has even told me how to freaking do it more or less what it is!


Your help and patience is appreciated in advance and please note that I have searched the Head-Fi forums pretty thoroughly to include the getting started and I am finding nothing but old stuff or nothing at all.

If you know of a thread and can link me to it, I will do the work just point the way...

thanks again!

CJJ
post #2 of 3

I'd get a LOD and an amp - here's a good place to start reading

http://www.head-fi.org/products/category/portable-amps

 

I use Capriccio on my Iphone5 to play flac, very nice it is too.

 

Download Foobar and jump in the deep end, it is easy to use and lots of help on the web.

 

Rip your CDs to FLAC using Exact Audio Copy

 

Get a USB DAC like a Fiio E07k to listen to music at home.

 

that should get you started.

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that should get you started.

 

........On your descent into madness :atsmile:

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