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Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:09 pm

Recommend a portable lossless player

Could anyone recommend a portable player that plays lossless music with good output.

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Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:16 pm

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

How about an iPod?
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Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:06 pm

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

Didn't you see my Ipod with the Wadia doc I had set up to Jesse's office rig in cabin #7 at CF! Eddie!
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Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:14 pm

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

1st question to ask is, how much storage do you need ?? Or, how much do you plan to need ??
2nd is how much $$ are you willing to spend ??

It depends on how much music you plan to rip or download, and how much you want to be able to carry with you.
I have had MANY MP3 layers, and staryed away from Apple for a while.... But I gave in and bought one, one day...
Wish I had gotten the iPod 1st :roll:

My personal opinion, is. to get yourself the best and biggest in your budget.
You will start filling up space FAST if you are new to this, and especially if you are planning all LOSSLESS files

My opinion based on size, not cost.

iPod Classic (80 GB or 160 GB)
Ipod Touch (32 GB or 16 GB)

Those are the only ones I will reccomend... depending on the storage you need/want, I wouldn't look at anything else.

Go on CraigsList, there are tons in Tampa.
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Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:26 pm

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

Get one of these....

Silver Ipod Classic 160GB - $210 (Tampa) http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ele/867900243.html

ipod classic 80 gig - $120 http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ele/871038994.html
6th video ipod 80gig - $150 (brandon) http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ele/870638693.html
iPod 80GB Classic 6th Gen EXCELLENT COND/WRNTY - $195 (Wesley Chapel/New Tampa) http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ele/871105130.html
80GB Ipod classic...Brand new, NEVER before used - $190 (Tampa area) http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ele/871746867.html

16 GB APPLE IPOD I TOUCH - $199 (tampa) http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/ele/870422583.html
Apple iPod Touch 16 GIG - MP3 Music / Movies / Games / Applications - $200 (Central St. Petersburg) http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/ele/867452247.html
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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:24 am

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

I dislike apple software. :( Is apple that good or is there other options?
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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:17 am

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

I have a Zune player; I've had no issues with it, but the Apple is more versatile.
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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:17 am

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

How lossless is mp4 and what is the sound quality differences of the itough phone and ipod. Zune vs ipod?

Thanks
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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:24 am

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

Zune records in Windows Media Lossless format. Not sure what the difference is.
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:27 am

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

MP4 is the "video" layer... MP3 is an "audio" layer.... (just in case you didn't know that)
I have no clue which player has the best audio output.... I would expect them to all be about the same quality.
If you are looking for super quality output, I would expect you will need an highr end external DAC.

I always hated Apple as well for years. At 1st the software is a PITA, but the hardware more than makes up for it !!!
TRUST ME, I was hardcore staying away from Apple products for 10 years... Now, I am even thinking about buying the 24" iMac... I have always liked Microsoft, and thought they were doing a great job, till Vista came out...
I played with Gary's Zune at CF... it was cool, but side by side, I'd still stick with an iPod. The interface on the Zune was a little clumbsy... the iPod wheel works way better than the clicky buttons on the Zune, and the iPod Touch, well, that's even more kick ass.

Think Storage... forget about who makes what, and what software you will be using. You'll only use the soft ware once a month, if that. Ipod and Zune are the only 2 huge players. Zune has a 40 and an 80 GB, iPods are 40, 80 and 160 GB.... I am a total tech geek, and I say get an iPod.
Get a used one, and play with it, if you REALLY hate, it sell it and get your $$ back, and buy the Zune.
Once you get used to iTunes, you will change your mind.
Just so you know, I have about 45 GB of music, and I have never spent 1 penny on iTunes.


Well, here's a list of the MP3's I've had.

Rio Carbon: $175 5 or 6 GB
This was probably my favorite player as far as looks go.
They are discontinued (bought out by apple and shut down) and are pretty fragile (don't drop it even once)
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MobiBlu: $100 1-4GB
These are "cute" really small and work very well. Pretty durable.
The headphone really suck, and are built into the neck strap, so it's really hard to find anything to replace them.
Just checked their website, and they have a ton of new toys... AND it looks like apple bought them up as well
http://www.mobibluamerica.com/
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iPod Shuffle: $75 1-2 GB
This thing is probably the one I use the most... it's STUPID small, and clips on to my shirt pocket.
I use it with a set of BOSE ear plugs and it sounds really good. I change my music out on it all the time, cause I can't put all 45 GB on there...
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iPod Classic $150-350 80-160 GB
This one was great, it held EVERYTHING !! That's all I took to CarverFest 07' was an iPod... you can ask Tom it sounded GOOD for being poor MP3 formats. BIG STORAGE for lossless files !!!!
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iPod Touch 8-32 GB $200-450
I like the screen on this one the best... Big ass touch screen for watching videos. WiFi, YouTube, AIM, Calc,
Pretty much an all-in-one media player. The biggest downfall to this one is the price... this one ain't cheap.
But you ARE getting what you pay for in this one !!

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When it comes to Tech Toys, Apple really has their shit together, and are leading the race by far, and winning.
Microsoft is about 6 months to a year behind them, and always trying to play catch up with them.
I used to be SOOOO ANTI-MAC.... now... I am slowly going over to the Dark Side... as where any Mac user will say...
No.. You are finally starting to see the Light....

Either way... STORAGE STORAGE STORAGE !!!! Get something BIG !!! It will go FAST.........
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Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:35 am

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

engtaz wrote:How lossless is mp4 and what is the sound quality differences of the itough phone and ipod. Zune vs ipod?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_data_compression
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:30 am

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

I need to switch carriers so I ended up with the iPhone. It will do double duty. I don'y mind the limited space on the phone. I tend to switch my soung list offten.

Thanks for the comments,
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C 16, PT 2400, Slim Device, Carver TX-8, 490T and Rega TT w Grado Gold cart in the 2 channel setup
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:59 am

Re: Recommend a portable lossless player

Didn't know you were looking to switch phones, I would have told you to go with the iPhine 1st...
I love mine, and ATT seems to be 100x better than the T-mobile service I had before.
I think mine was one ov the VERY few phones to get a signal to the cabins.
I do have to admit, I almost never use my phone for music... I dono, it's easier to use the Shuffle I have for music.
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