Am new to this group , as well as being new to the entire digital audio world . Had been simply downloading & storing songs (couple thousand ) to computer w/ MP3 Rocket , then burning some to make CDs (MP3 format )for my car stereo . Then ,recently got smartphone Samsung and began syncing phone to computer .Been using cheap earbuds to listen to music when at gym or mowing lawn .
Sound absolutely SUCKED ! Began to read about FLAC , WAV , EAC and many other formats . This opened the whole new world of DAPs ,DACs , Headphone Amps ,DAC/Amps ,etc. I didn't even know other Music players existed , besides WMP !
So here I am .......
Any comments or Ideas on my plans going forward would be appreciated !!!
I would like to start fresh with ALL new downloads being in a Lossless format . Plan is to erase all current music files (in MP3 format ) . Then , I want to install music player , a ripper ,a storage program , a burner ( I currently have NERO 9) if one exists that is better than Nero 9 . Would like them all (or a single if it can do it all ,even better ) to be compatible w/ Android 4.2.2 Jellybean . Can't get much volume ,no sound stage ,very little Highs or lows . Would portable DAC/headphone amp help to bring music from my phone to life ? What about DAP , instead of phone ? Would like to use existing equipment (phone ) as player unless portable DAP is significantly better . Any thoughts help would be welcome !!