EAC v. dbpoweramp

vc69vc69 Posts: 2,501
I've been using EAC to rip for many years now and it always served me well. I've noticed that a lot of folks have moved to dbpoweramp for ripping. What are everyone's thoughts regarding switching to dbpoweramp? What were your reasons for switching? Surely there is no sonic reason, as an accurate rip is possible with both. So tell me, why would I like dbpoweramp better?
-Kevin
HT: Philips 52PFL7432D 52" LCD 1080p / Onkyo TX-SR 606 / Oppo BDP-83 SE / Comcast cable. (all HDMI)B&W 801 - Front, Polk CS350 LS - Center, Polk LS90 - Rear
2 Channel:
Oppo BDP-83 SE
Squeezebox Touch
Muscial Fidelity M1 DAC
VTL 2.5
McIntosh 2205 (refurbed)
B&W 801's
Transparent IC's

Comments

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,987
    I switched to Foobar2000, it's even more simple and has all the security features like EAC to ensure accurate rips. Far easier to setup.
  • vc69vc69 Posts: 2,501
    How about the meta data and album art retrieval functions of foobar? Does it do all of that?
    -Kevin
    HT: Philips 52PFL7432D 52" LCD 1080p / Onkyo TX-SR 606 / Oppo BDP-83 SE / Comcast cable. (all HDMI)B&W 801 - Front, Polk CS350 LS - Center, Polk LS90 - Rear
    2 Channel:
    Oppo BDP-83 SE
    Squeezebox Touch
    Muscial Fidelity M1 DAC
    VTL 2.5
    McIntosh 2205 (refurbed)
    B&W 801's
    Transparent IC's
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,987
    edited March 2015
    I believe so, but I never hunt down album art---it's free, give it a spin....

    Search youtube for "flac with foobar2000" to see how it works.
  • vc69vc69 Posts: 2,501
    Right on. I am familiar with foobar. Always liked it as player back in the day, but I haven't really dug into it. I'm really interested to know if Dbpoweramp is worth investing in. I have about 700 discs to rip, and I want to get it right. EAC, while a bit clunky, has always been a trustworthy ripper.
    -Kevin
    HT: Philips 52PFL7432D 52" LCD 1080p / Onkyo TX-SR 606 / Oppo BDP-83 SE / Comcast cable. (all HDMI)B&W 801 - Front, Polk CS350 LS - Center, Polk LS90 - Rear
    2 Channel:
    Oppo BDP-83 SE
    Squeezebox Touch
    Muscial Fidelity M1 DAC
    VTL 2.5
    McIntosh 2205 (refurbed)
    B&W 801's
    Transparent IC's
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,987
    edited March 2015
    Foobar uses Accurip just like EAC, and is about as slow as EAC (LOL)--but I'm after accurate rips as well; I just find that 90% of EAC settings are of no consequence to me. I found EAC over-complex for basic CD ripping, and having to hunt down all the "how to" websites to configure it properly, everytime I upgrade, gets to be a pain.
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    steve, if you care... pm me your email address, a while back i wrote a how-to guide to set up eac. a few people have used it and have told me it's quite helpful. of course, if you're happy with dbpoweramp you probably don't care!
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,987
    Appreciate the offer, but no setup help needed with foobar2000; that's why I like it.
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,150
    I've used dBpoweramp for several years now. It's easy to use, pro level software, instant album art, able to quickly sort through multiple choices (higher rez album art if you desire) flexible and fast. To me it's one stop shopping for ripping. You can quickly edit tags in the header so your rip ends up in one folder.

    I used to use foobar for DSD/flac playback to my DAC. Neat freeware, but eventually went with JRiver.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,150
    Failed to add that dBpoweramp offers a free no-obligation, fully functional trial for 21 days, so give it a try and see what you like better.
    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,987
    I strictly use foobar for ripping. Playback is done via HDD/USB and my Oppo.
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