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New to here, new some suggestions, thanks!

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Hi guys, I have been using my Westone UM3x for 3 years. I am using my iphone to listen music, I purchases music from iTunes. All of my music are applelossless format.

I am a 100% new guy, I haven't watched any news for 3 years.

I am wondering:
1. If I want to get a new device to play music, what is good for me?
2. Is there any better format of music to purchase online instead of applelossless?

3. What would you recommend to upgrade my um3x?

 

Thank you so much guys!!

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any help please :) love u guys!!!

post #3 of 4

Hello!

 

So much depends on your budget - cost no object, buy an AK240, a Chord Hugo and a pair of Noble K10's - and fill it with FLAC recorded at 24/192.

 

Buuuut...

 

In the real world, you need to determine how much time and money you want to devote to the hobby.

 

Cheers,

 

:smile_phones:

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Welcome to the forum piggypinggy. Answers to you questions:
1 Fiio x3/x5, ibasso dx50/dx90, Colorfly C3
2 You can buy high resolution files that have more data than a CD
although there have been debates about the benefits of these massive files
3 Don't know

Going from Apple products to small Hi-fi manufacturers will take some getting used to. Main differences are typically lower grade user interfaces, shorter battery durations (even with big heavy batteries) and less support. There is also the cost of purchasing the microsd cards that these players utilize. Much of Apples' products are pretty good from a hi-fi perspective but like Sony appealing to the mass market and trying to make devices as small and thin as possible goes against the large batteries required to feed multiple chips. So products from these smaller makers tend to be less practical. I have difficulty telling mp3 (320 kbps) from flac (lossless) with full size headphones at home (although some tracks are noticeably different) but some no doubt frown at anything less than lossless with IEMs.
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