Unbeknownst2U It’s the NW-A55! I haven’t tried it wirelessly yet, as I don’t think I have anything that supports the high bitrate bluetooth codecs. That’s okay though, it sounds so good via the IEMs and my old ATH-M50Xs too.
I’m in the process of ripping my CD collection now. I had to acquire a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive as I haven’t a computer with one in years! Ripping CDs and organizing my Music library including some FLACs from What.CD has actually been quite the fun adventure. (Trying to organize it all manually is leading me to develop a little python program to help sort/move files around. lol)
Plus, I’ve been hitting up my local thrift stores and pillaging their CD selection and have been ordering a few things of Discogs already. This seems like a rabbit hole that I’m easily going to get lost in.
I won’t elaborate here, maybe this needs it’s own thread, but I totally get wanting to ditch your phone as a music device, that definitely influenced me too. Over the past year, I’ve slowly weened myself off of streaming services, audio and visual, and started to really build up a media library. Between the quality of streaming content, and the sometimes lack of selection, it felt right to me to buy an DAP in 2021, and being able to listen to FLACs in full quality and hear the staggering difference between them and Apple Music Loseless, was just icing on the cake!
Bonus Pic, CDs I ripped this weekend and haven’t put away yet: