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so to start with the good. The DACs sound is so clear, I have never heard such a great DAC chip in use. With my fostex trx00 and 24 bit music, everything sounds amazing. The music you can hear everything in the song. It is great! Now to the quirks. the software that comes with the player refreshes every time you turn on the player. so you have to wait 5 minutes for that to compile music files. Also the software sorts music very peculiarly. for example it splits up my motorhead albums into 2 of the same artist. one in CD FLAC, and the other in mp3 when I used to purchase from amazon mp3. So there will be 2 motorheads. weird I know. There is a way around those problems. you can install apks! so i used a better music player program i installed that doesn't refresh ever time I turn it on. I installed Black player EX. it is my favorite music player for android.
One of the front screws fell out for randomly so that was weird. the other 3 seem fine. The player is rather bulky and heavy, but that doesn't really bother me. I have 155 GBs of music so I inserted a 200 Gb micro sd card. So the micro sd card slot is very useful. I know it has only one micro sd card slot, but it should be able to handle up to a 2 TB micro, you know in the future. I have not tested more than 200 GBs but if it can handle 200, it can go up to 2 TBs. The price is alot but people buy phones at $1,200 and those sound like crap with music. So I justified this purchase that way as I got a cheap phone.
I really enjoy the wheel for volume. Don't know why but it is fun. the leather case that come with the player is a nice bonus. But I prefer it without for the look and feel.
Overall I recommend this player. the opus #2 is a power house. Really kicks my last few DAPs in the butt.
LOL! My music is in iTunes and needless to say, although no ransom note has been sent to me, I know what I'm up against just getting drm and then converting to mp3. My question is which format is best ? I'm a novice re: these things. I don't know if my music sounds like "marde" because of the IEMs, the mp3 format, how it was recorded, or the device I'm listening to it on.....
Mp3 isn't bad. It isnt great either. I still have like half my music in mp3. Now new music i just try getting cds or better in flac. I just keep it uniform that way. Once you have lower quality files you can convert them to flac. But it will still be the same quality as what it is in now. You can't gain info just lose it. There are some drm softwares out there they typically turn it into mp3 format. I've done that for a friend in the past. It just takes time. With listening to music that has higher frequency and bit depth just add more to your music. Like there is more to hear. For example on dont fear the reaper by blue oyster cult you can actually hear the cowbell vs an mp3 It's difficult. But i just use flac. Im not too familiar with other's. Sorry.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. It makes sense. Some of my music is on CDs. It's the iTunes music that is the pain in the butt. Do you know a good app to convert mp3 to flac?
For ripping cds into flac i use music bee on pc. It's free and auto tags everything !
Duly noted. Can use all the help I can get. Thanks.
I have a MacBook Air with no CD drive. I have an external drive which is how I put my purchased CDs on iTunes. Wonder if music bee will work on Mac? OR I'm wondering if I could use a friends's PC with CD drive to rip my CDs with music bee to flac? Then I could transfer that music on to microSD. Any thoughts? Not familiar with PCs anymore and despised Windows 10. What program on PC would I rip my CDs to? I'm sure this sounds rudimentary so I appreciate your insight/help.
I don't think music bee is on mac, unfortunately. But im sure there are plenty of ways to do this. Just google mac flac cd ripper or something like that. Then you could back up all your cds and transfer to the sd card.