And strange things often seem to happen to J3 batteries with age - I think mine is now down to pretty much the same playing life as my Clip+.
Quote from: scuttle on 17 February, 2013, 10:35:08 AMAnd strange things often seem to happen to J3 batteries with age - I think mine is now down to pretty much the same playing life as my Clip+.Please don't generalize, I have had my J3 since it came out and the battery is still good. However, I do agree if one does not need the long playback time, hardware buttons or video (with it's exellent AMOLED screen and TV out), the Clip+ is a great choice.
Possibly you should read posts before answering them? I didn't CONCLUDE that J3's tend to have battery problems because mine has developed them - if had, that would be a generalization in the sense you mean (ie. an over-generalization.) This is in fact what you are doing by drawing conclusions from a single player...
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:
andy o: I suspect you might be joking, but I don't get it…
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-...=item3a7db9eba3this seems like a lot to pay for something that I cant make calls on though! I understand that it is the amp which bumps the price up.but...is this kind of player not obsolete now? And this is part of the brief I guess...my phone is a bit crap so I was thinking that maybe some of the new phones may be good enough for my audio needs. - 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. - I have always liked sonys products and have also considered an xperia J ...or even an old w995 etc! Apparently the sonys also have a 'warmer' sound. - I will also be getting some decent headphones (been looking at the IE9's etc...but will cross this bridge when I have a player in mind ) videos and web browsing are less important to me. I would also probably be disabling any wifi ability as I dont think the frequencies do your body any good. On this note...has anyone ever looked at the frequencies headphones produce?! any help appreciated...thanks for reading
I would also probably be disabling any wifi ability as I dont think the frequencies do your body any good. On this note...has anyone ever looked at the frequencies headphones produce?!
I hate carrying around anything, especially things which need the maintainance of recharging. I use my cellphone's music player for my portable music, since that kills two birds with one stone and it keeps me down to only one such device I wish I didn't have to carry, and if there was some aspect about my phone's music player that I didn't like, I'd get a new cellphone.
I read a lot of hardware reviews and I had the same problem with every item, I needed about 19Go of memory if I wanted to use V1 MP3s, and almost nothing had that space.Luckily my brother changed his phone, went from a Galaxy S (Wolfson Dac) to a Nexus 4. He asked me if I was interested in his old phone I said I would try it out.So he put me some Android 4.1 rom with voodoo sound configured with direct audio, no processes.In the end I have 32Go, I have about 18Go of -q7 AoTuV OGGs (in lossless the same music equals to 70Go).The only "problem" I have is a very slight noise that is probably there when I start playback I can't hear then, but that I hear when I stop playback (some white noise continues for a few seconds before shutting down the audio)
Im not sure this is relevant but Go is the translation for GB in french...
No Difference. It is just a bi-lingual spelling of GB.
what is a "Go" as in 19Go?
I have a HTC One X, but battery life is an issue when you couple it with the daily calls, wifi, browsing etc. So I'm also on the hunt again.
kritip, why is iTunes so awful?I have all my music in FLAC and I have only an iPhone 4S as portable audio device. I don't even use iTunes that much other than MUSIC SYNC and it's perfect for it, it's clean, light, organized and the design is better than the competition.
Quote from: kritip on 10 March, 2013, 05:15:49 PMI have a HTC One X, but battery life is an issue when you couple it with the daily calls, wifi, browsing etc. So I'm also on the hunt again.Does playing music actually impact the battery life much? Since the phone still has to be physically on most of the time even in its low power state, it has a lot of idle cycles that could probably be used for decoding audio.
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.