I suppose this can also go in Musicworld, but I think this is a more appropriate place, because of the problems I am having.
This is in regards to dbpoweramp: I dont know who uses what and who prefers what to rip cds, but I just noticed, after getting a new cd from a friend of his band, I ripped first using the mp3 option, which I suppose with internally make it a wav then automatically go to mp3. I have done this for all my rips up until now. I was told to make them wav first then compress the wav.
So, I have two issues:
The first is this: I have ripped in the past using dbpoweramp and I have ended up with rips that have a number of tracks which contain pops and clicks and squeels.
The second issue is related to what I said in the second paragraph about my friend's cd. I ripped it directly to wav... then compressed it to VBR at 224-256. I compared one track, both the mp3 and wav... and noticed a marked difference in the sound of the tracks. The mp3 was actually very distorted compared to the original. The wav of course sounded like the source cd.
Any ideas on this? I was thinking it could be dbpoweramp.