I'm new to Head-Fi and would like info about files. Later this year, I'll be buying a FiiO X3 with a 64gb microSD. I'll be using it as a DAC for my laptop occasionally but mainly as a player. My first questions are about the X3. Can I simply plug it into a PC, sync with WMP and put songs on it? Also, I have heard about the X3 crashing or not being able to upload more than about 300-400 songs at a time. Has anyone else had these problems? And my last question about the X3, how does the "update library" function work?
My next questions are about WMA files. I know next to nothing about files, and would like to know some more. I don't own a PC/Windows device (bought a Chromebook before getting into depth with Head-Fi) and I get my music from my father's computer, as we share the same music taste (classic rock, some metal & rap). He rips CDs into WMP, but I don't know whether these are lossless or lossy. I'm usually not there (and wouldn't really know how to rip them as lossless) when they're ripped. He simply pops them in the computer and presses rip in WMP. My questions are: Are these lossless, or lossy? When I get my X3, I would like to get the best sound possible, so if they are lossy, can I set it to rip as lossless WMAs? Next, would lossy WMAs make much of a difference? (I own Shure SRH440s if this helps) If anyone could help me with any of these questions, it would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by TRapz - 4/4/14 at 8:37pm