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MP3 players with line-out?

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I will not consider any mp3 player that lacks a line-out! My Jukebox 3 has a line-out and I know that IPod G3 has a line-out on the cradle and that IHP-100/120 also has a line-out! Does any one know if these line-outs are “real” or if the players process the sound before outputting it?

Also why has no one developed a attachable line-out for the IPod G3 yet?
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Re: MP3 players with line-out?

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Originally posted by drpatrik
I will not consider any mp3 player that lacks a line-out!
Why not? I think the Zen's output is better than the NJB3's from its line-out. It has much less to do with the type of output than it does with the DAC and the other output electronics, not to mention the ear of the guy tuning the sound.

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My Jukebox 3 has a line-out and I know that IPod G3 has a line-out on the cradle and that IHP-100/120 also has a line-out! Does any one know if these line-outs are “real” or if the players process the sound before outputting it?
If you're asking whether the line-outs of these players are true line-outs and not some marketing obfuscation of an amplified headphone out, then yes, I'm sure they are the real deal. Honestly, how could you think otherwise?

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Also why has no one developed a attachable line-out for the IPod G3 yet?
The answer to this should be blatantly obvious: who, other than die-hard headphone amp users, have the need for such a dongle? Now imagine why Apple would provide their proprietary connector in tiny quantities for what would most likely be an inconsequential, side-show production. Not very likely!

Very unfortunately, of course .
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Honestly, how could you think otherwise?
I'm a skeptic person . However a line-out for me should only provide unprocessed sound, funny to say that when dealing with mp3, and the Jukebox 3 for example add EAX processing before sending it out through line-out! Fortunately you can turn EAX off!

/Patrik
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Here's a DIY line out adapter for 3G iPods:

http://ipodlounge.com/forums/showthr...=&postid=90455
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