mp3 player - an impossible dream?

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  1. Gregory

    Gregory disassemble?

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    Sansa Fuze, SDHC card & RockBox. Great for cutting the crap, and just having a nice MP3 player.
     
  2. debguy

    debguy rip dmr

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    You mean this thing?:
    Sansa® Clip+ MP3 Player | Music Players by SanDisk®

    It's really a nice tiny piece of technology but I have to disagree with some of your points:

    Depending on the audio codecs my battery lasts 6 to 8 hours nonstop playback. It's not that impressive. My previous Trekstor i.beat Organix 2.0 worked like 30 hours nonstop.

    The sound quality is quite good but the basses are a bit dull, which can be addressed with equalizer settings up to a certain point. The Trekstor was better here too.
    btw: I don't use the stock earphones. I use Creative EP 630 instead.

    So you might ask why did I change?
    1. The Trekstor has no micro-SD slot nd its 8GB got too small for me. I have a 32GB micro-SDHC in my Sansa and that's just fine.
    2. The chip of the Trekstor is too weak to cleanly decode ogg/vorbis above quality level 0.5. Usually I use level 0.8. In situations with a wide variety of frequencies and fast changes in volume (e.g. guitar riffs) I got stuttering sound.
    3. The Trekstor doesn't run Rockbox. Therefore I had to transcode all my musepacks (about 30-40% of my collection) if I wanted to listen to it on the Trekstor. The Sansa supports Rockbox perfectly except for USB connections.
     
  3. ViciousXUSMC

    ViciousXUSMC Master Viking NBR Reviewer

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    My phone meets all this criteria except the price :/

    32GB Internal +32GB MicroSD that supports ALL music formats = one heck of a PMP (+ movies, apps, phone calls, and more)

    I bought my phone when I was looking for a PMP and I found none that met all my criteria until I stopped looking at the PMP and then looked at phones.

    My criteria

    - Expandable storage so I dont have to pay an arm and a leg for larger internal storage and also easier/faster data storage

    - Drag & drop functionality with no kind of DRM on music

    - Had to play all formats for both music & video

    - Had to have Bluetooth so I could use wireless headphones while working out

    - Good battery life

    - Good SQ

    The N900 bonus's outside of my required criteria

    - FM transmitter so I can play my music on any nearby radio

    - Its a phone so I do not have to carry 2 devices, I only have just the one and always have it with me

    - Flash support and good internet browser
     
  4. Mr_Mysterious

    Mr_Mysterious Like...duuuuuude

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    Btw

    The term "impossible dream" is trademarked by the 1967 Red Sox.

    You will be hearing from our lawyers.

    Mr. Mysterious
     
  5. debguy

    debguy rip dmr

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    What player are you using? I found that my N900 with the default media player is also not always able to decode q0.8 ogg/vorbis in realtime resulting in stuttering too but by far not as bad as the Trekstor. Up to now I don't know the reason.
    The music came from the same micro-SDHC that I usually have in my Sansa, I just put it into the N900.
    My N900 is overclocked to 800MHz btw.
     
  6. flipfire

    flipfire Moderately Boss

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    -Samsung Galaxy player
    -iAudio i9
    -iPod 5G w/ Rockbox (if u have an ipod lying around)

    Ive found the Samsung galaxy to be really good with the voodoo kernel and PowerAMP player. The only source that doesnt make my IEMs hiss.

    iAudio products are pretty good too. They have jet effect settings and have long battery life.
     
  7. usapatriot

    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I miss my Zune HD so much. :( For pure music, the Zune HD and Zune software is by far, the BEST mp3 player. :)
     
  8. Tree_Burner

    Tree_Burner Notebook Deity

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    Can anyone attest to the sound quality of the Iaudio 9? Looks interesting and I might pick it up myself.
     
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    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I can't speak for the iAudio 9 itself, but my Cowon D2 had excellent sound quality. Cowon's are known by audiophiles as being one of the best sounding players.
     
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    Dang, no SD slot in the iAudio 9... that sucks.
     
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