What are some alternatives?
When comparing X Lossless Decoder and Exact Audio Copy, you can also consider the following products
CDex - CDex allows you to take sound files from a physical CD and save them in a variety of digital formats.
dBpoweramp - dBpoweramp contains a multitude of audio tools in one: CD Ripper, Music Converter, ID Tag Editor...
XRECODE - XRECODE can convert multiple audio files in parallel by taking full advantage of multi-core CPU.
EZ CD Audio Converter - EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy...
Freemake Audio Converter - Audio Converter is a free to download file converter tool software developed by Freemake. Freemake has developed many free tools in the past, such as the popular Freemake Video Converter. Read more about Freemake Audio Converter.
Format Factory - Format Factory is software that allows the user to convert media into various file formats. The software is a product of PC Free Time, a Chinese software development company. Read more about Format Factory.