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Is sub-800 dollars, and ideally one that supports .aiff in addition to all the standard hi-quality file types like .flac etc.

 

I can't seem to find any players that mention support for .aiff?

 

I was looking at the HM-801 which has a fantastic review on here and seems to sit around 750 dollars now. Does the newest firmware out for it add support for reading .aiff format?  

 

If there are no players that support .aiff,  does anyone know a good program I can use to convert my .aiff music to something readable?

Doesn't matter if it is free or costs 50 bucks or something. Not 200 bucks, but a reasonable price for a good file converter.

 

I usually use beatport.com to get music, and it has the option between .wav and .aiff (or MP3 but who wants that?)  I am a newbie to hi-fi music stuff but I think .wav is just as good as .flac right?

 

Lastly, what is the current consensus on the best portable players in my price range of 800 or less? What yall think?

 

I'm lookin' for just a portable player of high quality.  Not adding on an extra amp or any of that.  Something like the HM series. I am just not familiar with the best brands out there, which ones are recommended and which ones have bad reputations etc. 

 

Thanks in advance for any replies guys/girls!                   

 

 

Monty

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Originally Posted by geneticwarrior View Post
 

Is sub-800 dollars, and ideally one that supports .aiff in addition to all the standard hi-quality file types like .flac etc.

 

I can't seem to find any players that mention support for .aiff?

 

I was looking at the HM-801 which has a fantastic review on here and seems to sit around 750 dollars now. Does the newest firmware out for it add support for reading .aiff format?  

 

If there are no players that support .aiff,  does anyone know a good program I can use to convert my .aiff music to something readable?

Doesn't matter if it is free or costs 50 bucks or something. Not 200 bucks, but a reasonable price for a good file converter.

 

I usually use beatport.com to get music, and it has the option between .wav and .aiff (or MP3 but who wants that?)  I am a newbie to hi-fi music stuff but I think .wav is just as good as .flac right?

 

Lastly, what is the current consensus on the best portable players in my price range of 800 or less? What yall think?

 

I'm lookin' for just a portable player of high quality.  Not adding on an extra amp or any of that.  Something like the HM series. I am just not familiar with the best brands out there, which ones are recommended and which ones have bad reputations etc. 

 

Thanks in advance for any replies guys/girls!                   

 

 

Monty

have you considered the IBasso DX-90 it will play .aiff

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No, I hadn't heard of it. I did see a slightly older post from a guy who had numerous problems with his iBasso, so that gave me a bad impression of the company.  I'm sure it could have just been a faulty unit though. His battery would stop working randomly causing him to send the unit back I think at least 2 or 3 times.

 

Anyone else have any suggestions?  Programs to convert .aiff to .flac or .wav,    or other portable players that are as good or better than the DX90? expert opinions?  :)    i do like the price on the DX90, that is quite easily affordable.

 

How does the built in amp capability compare to something similar in the other major brands, like Hifiman ?

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I am a newbie to hi-fi music stuff but I think .wav is just as good as .flac right?

 

You have that the other way around - FLAC is as good as WAV. WAV is the original format for redbook CDs, FLAC is lossless compression but not by much.

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