Ripping w/dbpoweramp or JRiver

Planning to download dbpoweramp and use it to rip my cd library and download JRiver to play the files; but according to the JRiver website, I can use it to rip. Is dbpoweramp the better ripper and JRiver the better player? Of course, I'm trying to maximize the SQ of my music files (which I intend to save as AIFF).
I'd be surprised if there is any difference in the sound quality of files ripped with one versus the other, but there are differences in functional capabilities between the two. For example, dBpoweramp can rip to multiple file formats (for example, wav and aiff) and/or multiple locations (for example, to an internal harddrive and to an external harddrive) in one pass. JRiver can't do that. JRiver and dBpoweramp both offer fully functional free trials.
Try XLD if you are using Mac. This is what I use to rip CDs to AIFF or convert FLAC to AIFF on my MacMini. I use JRiver as the player.
Have a PC with Windows 7. Just downloaded trial version of dbpoweramp, but really struggling with it. I had no trouble with iTunes, but thinking this could drive me to an early grave.
I also have a PC with Windows 7 & Jriver. I ripped all my Cd's using Itunes in lossless and play them back in WASAPI through Jriver. Took me a year of messing around but it sounds & works extremely well.
Iam with you on the eraly grave speach. I wanted to enjoy the music prior to expiring.
Good luck, John
Check out the CD ripping guide at for an in-depth, step by step guide to setting up dbpoweramp for ripping. I follow it to a t and works wonders. A set it and forget it kind of thing for me.

FWIW, I use JRiver for playback, and use dbpoweramp in a multipurpose computer and JRiver on a different computer solely dedicated to playback.
Lewinski01 - thanks much for pointing me to the ripping guide. Very informative and helpful. Will start ripping my cd library tomorrow morning.
Mastered basics of dbpoweramp and ready to re-rip my 600 cd library and replace music files that I lost. Wife blames loss on recent iTunes upgrade. Don't know; but can't find the files. So, re-ripping in AIFF using dbpoweramp and saving on new external HD. Hoping to buy Bryston BDP-1 & BDA-1 to replace Arcam FMJ 23T player and eliminate need to load/unload little silver (and gold) discs. Am I getting lazy? Yep!
Not to argue which is better, but if it's simplicity you want then Windows media player is really simple. I just wanted to get into computer audio to get my feet wet. I ripped all my cd's to WMP on my computer. Unbelievably simple, it sounds great and the album covers and somgs are all there. Everything is in WAV. It really is as simple as put cd in computer, choose ripping quality (best), format (WAV), click rip cd. A couple minutes later your done. It automatically sorts all cd's by artist and you then click on the album or song you want to listen to. Run a usb cable from the computer to your stereo dac and it's an easy music server too. No more looking for cd's they are at your fingertips.