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post #1 of 17
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I want the best audio that I can be possibly carried portably. The audio recorder answers that question for me. What is the best SQ for an audio recorder out there? It will only be used for playback.

 

No price restrictions. I'm dedicated.


Edited by DotChannel - 9/28/11 at 7:07pm
post #2 of 17
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Bump.

post #3 of 17
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Bump. Anyone?

post #4 of 17


I don't quite understand the question, but if I do, the Sony PCM recorders record at CD quality I believe.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-PCMM10-PCM-M10-Portable-Recorder/dp/B002R56C4O/ref=pd_cp_e_1

 


 

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Originally Posted by DotChannel View Post

I want the best audio that I can be possibly carried portably. The audio recorder answers that question for me. What is the best SQ for an audio recorder out there? It will only be used for playback.

 

No price restrictions. I'm dedicated.



 

post #5 of 17

A recorder is made for recording stuff, it doesn't necessarily have good playback quality.

If it's only for listening to music, you want an mp3 player.

post #6 of 17
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Really? Don't pro audio guys have to have good audio in order to understand exactly what they're doing? I'd imagine that the Aaton Cantar-X2 would have insane playback if a guy went out of his way to pay so much for such a high-end system.

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Originally Posted by andrewberge View Post

A recorder is made for recording stuff, it doesn't necessarily have good playback quality.

If it's only for listening to music, you want an mp3 player.

 

post #7 of 17

Ah, well, i'm no expert in recorders.

I'm sure that huge thing has great quality, but if you're looking for something smaller and/or more affordable (not to mention convenient), i don't doubt you'll be better off with a good DAP.

post #8 of 17
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True, true. I wasn't planning on getting something that big anyway. If there isn't a portable recorder that has better quality, I'm just going to settle for the one and only HM-801.
 

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Originally Posted by andrewberge View Post

Ah, well, i'm no expert in recorders.

I'm sure that huge thing has great quality, but if you're looking for something smaller and/or more affordable (not to mention convenient), i don't doubt you'll be better off with a good DAP.

 

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post #10 of 17

I have an H4n, very solid recording quality for its use and price, but I'd never buy it for playback, which is (from what I understand) what the OP wants it for.

post #11 of 17

Dot Channel - do you want to record something? If yes, what? If not, why is it you are asking for a recorder?

post #12 of 17
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Maybe. I've been getting into synth music lately and have been thinking about recording some bizarre atmospheric stuff. Maybe. For now, I just want to know which one has the best SQ.

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Originally Posted by FlatNine View Post

Dot Channel - do you want to record something? If yes, what? If not, why is it you are asking for a recorder?

 

post #13 of 17

as i know, sony pcm-d50 does have very best SQ.

 

lots of Headfi in China use it as a portable device.

 

but this thing is huge in size.

post #14 of 17
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Does it have better SQ than the HiFiMan HM-801?

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Originally Posted by faichiu View Post

as i know, sony pcm-d50 does have very best SQ.

 

lots of Headfi in China use it as a portable device.

 

but this thing is huge in size.

 

post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post

I have an H4n, very solid recording quality for its use and price, but I'd never buy it for playback, which is (from what I understand) what the OP wants it for.



Ah - poor reading comprehension on my part. Thanks. 

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