1. Are there any 'real' competitors to the ipod touch?
2. Is it possible to make foobar2000 send files over to the newer ipod touches?
3. Is there any mp3 players that can use foobar2000 to transfer music to them?
I think actual smartphones would be the most direct competitor to the Touch.
I like the touch screen, use of internet and all those features that come with the ipod touch
http://yuo.be/wiki/dop:start#supported_modelsit won't work on anything even remotely new.
if you don't like iDevices/iTunes and don't need gapless AAC support buy someone's used Android phone and slap a micro SD card in it.
Quote from: Engelsstaub on 20 September, 2013, 10:23:36 PMif you don't like iDevices/iTunes and don't need gapless AAC support buy someone's used Android phone and slap a micro SD card in it.Poweramp plays iTunes AAC gaplessly....
The Rock box platform does offer features that I have not seen on any smartphone.the ability to add crossfeed and a proper equalizer as well as an expandable memory, make for an excellent listening experience for a very reasonable price.
@TomasPin, re: foobar/newer ipods... see here...http://yuo.be/wiki/dop:start#supported_modelsit won't work on anything even remotely new.
Seeing as the galaxy player series was discontinued some time ago, I don't think very many people did choose it.
Poweramp plays iTunes AAC gaplessly.That said, if Windows or OS X were my main OS, I would buy an iPod Touch 5th gen. Nothing comes close in terms of build quality, and its output is very, very clean (ruler flat frequency response, very low distortion, very low output impedance). I'm sure there are alternatives, but they're often hit or miss (with bass rolloff, high output impedance, etc).
About Poweramp, no, it doesn't. In fact, it has troubles playing anything gaplessly.