What file type & media player would you suggest for best possible sound from PC
I'm finally going to start using my PC as a source, CD & Vinyl will always be my main sources so I'm not looking to remortgage, my main spends will be the DAC, decent USB lead & interconnect, which will be about £250. I need some advice though:
1) I plan on getting a decent DAC, looking at the Fubar 2 from Russ Andrews at present, any other sugestions? This DAC bypasses the sound card so negates spending on a decent soundcard.
2) What media player should I use? I currently use windows media player & like it, but are there any sonic benefits to using something else?
3) What format should I store my music in? From looking at the options in windows media player it looks like WAV is the way to go, am I right? I've heard people talking about FLAC files, whats the deal with these?
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.