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FLAC to MP3 or suitable FLAC portable player

Postby TerryB » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:17 pm

I've got 500 albums ripped to FLAC on my NAS but would like to listen to them on the move. I have a decent portable Bluetooth speaker and a selection of MP3 players.
Question is how easy is it to convert the 5000 FLAC tracks to MP3 or should I consider a new portable FLAC player?
Any advice or experiences of this scenario?

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Re: FLAC to MP3 or suitable FLAC portable player

Postby wyjsar » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 pm

What software do you use? I use JRiver and it is simple, just attach the device you want to copy to via USB, choose "Sync Handheld" and drag and drop the files. Then set the encoder settings for MP3 (including what sample rate you want to use).
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Re: FLAC to MP3 or suitable FLAC portable player

Postby blitzpear » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:25 pm

dB poweramp comes with a 'batch convertor' of which can convert from whatever to mp3 (or whatever you want).
I've had db poweramp for years for ripping cd's.
I used the batch convertor recently for the first time to get a large anthology (marc almond 10cd set) from flac to mp3 for my wifes tablet. It seems to works very well ( i did hit the help button to get advice for folder setup etc but it was all there in the help files).

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Re: FLAC to MP3 or suitable FLAC portable player

Postby TerryB » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:33 pm

wyjsar wrote:What software do you use? I use JRiver and it is simple, just attach the device you want to copy to via USB, choose "Sync Handheld" and drag and drop the files. Then set the encoder settings for MP3 (including what sample rate you want to use).


I use EAC Exact Audio Copy to get my FLAC files, but can't find a batch FLAC to MP3 converter in it.

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Re: FLAC to MP3 or suitable FLAC portable player

Postby sunbeamgls » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:38 pm

FiiO X3 will play them for you. Expandable storage on micro SD cards. Enjoy the quality at a very reasonable price.

I used one as a source at Scalford 2015 (with an MF V-DAC) and it sounded terrific.

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Re: FLAC to MP3 or suitable FLAC portable player

Postby TerryB » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:31 pm

sunbeamgls wrote:FiiO X3 will play them for you. Expandable storage on micro SD cards. Enjoy the quality at a very reasonable price.

I used one as a source at Scalford 2015 (with an MF V-DAC) and it sounded terrific.


Sounds interesting - do you know if it can connect via Bluetooth?

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Re: FLAC to MP3 or suitable FLAC portable player

Postby sunbeamgls » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:43 pm

v1 and v2 do not have Bluetooth.

Looks like the v3 does:

http://www.fiio.net/en/products/65

I have no experience with v3.

Here's the system at Scalford (which is just for information as its not how you would be using it. They do sound much better than the iPod though, even when the iPod is playing 320AAC files):
http://audiophilemusings.blogspot.co.uk ... -2015.html

And the feedback:
http://audiophilemusings.blogspot.co.uk ... -from.html

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Re: FLAC to MP3 or suitable FLAC portable player

Postby maro73 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:33 pm

Hello
Just check Astell Kern AK70 .. fantastic piece
Can be used as a DAC , and with a DAC
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