Hi there, Im looking to buy a new portable music player (but not apple). I also dont want a volume-capped EU product (im in the UK), so I need to be able to buy it from elsewhere...or the device needs to be able to be flashed or modded to remove the cap!I am a bit of a perfectionist and would like some nice sound to help inspire my work! I have done a fair amount of research but it is still a tough choice, and would love to hear peoples thoughts or advice! I am currently attracted to the Sony z-series (mainly the Z1050 / 60) which I can still get on ebay from japan (uncapped)http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-Walkman-NW-...=item3a7db9eba3
- I read samsung have good audio, for one...and that many of today's smartphones compete with cowans players for examplem in terms of sound quality - And ive also seen the new HTC range with 'beats' audio...although I know that the beats brand is somewhat of a gimmick..HTC one http://www.handtec.co.uk/htc-one-v-black.html ...which I may be able to flash or mod to remove the cap.
It's been said a million times before, but sansa clip+ or sansa zip..
But that's no use when it's turned off...and you accidentally catch it in your pocket.
I love my Cowon J3. Gapless playback, flac/ogg support, and to make it almost unique - 50 or 60 hours of battery life.
take that £230, save yourself £150 on this;http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Galaxy-Mem...5626&sr=8-1
Just a question out of general interest: what made you decide that you specifically don't want an Apple product?
Quote from: xedge on 07 February, 2013, 05:23:10 PMtake that £230, save yourself £150 on this;http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Galaxy-Mem...5626&sr=8-1I 2nd that. You need to install poweramp from the apps store cos the built in player is crap. But all in all a nice player with a decent dac and good quality sound
Quote from: Jplus on 12 February, 2013, 11:35:32 AMJust a question out of general interest: what made you decide that you specifically don't want an Apple product?1.overpriced2.limited format support3.dont like apple telling me what I can and cant do with my devices (the ridiculous lawsuits)
That didn't bother me too much as I use Rockbox anyway and that did indeed handle the database update although it took a long time - not sure exactly how long as I left it running overnight.On the other hand my Samsung Galaxy Ace with the same files loaded to a 32GB card does the update in a matter of minutes. I'd be reluctant to draw any firm conclusions though as it might be unfair to compare a modern(ish) smart phone with much older DAP technology
Have you considered the Altmann Tera Player? It's a high-quality audiophile DAP. I have recently conducted an objective test of the device, and it beats the venerable Clip+ 5:0. But see for yourself:
I've used a Sansa Fuze for 3 years or so now. I've been perfectly happy with it until I installed a 32GB microsd card and put about 20GB of music on it. When I unplugged the Fuze from my PC it froze while doing the database update. On checking the Sansa website it seems there is a limit to the size of database it can handle and they don't recommend exceeding 16GB. That didn't bother me too much as I use Rockbox anyway and that did indeed handle the database update although it took a long time - not sure exactly how long as I left it running overnight.
On the other hand my Samsung Galaxy Ace with the same files loaded to a 32GB card does the update in a matter of minutes.