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What are some good Music players?

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  • For under $50?
  • $50-100
  • $100-150
  • 150-200
  • 200-250
  • 250-300

 

It doesn't matter if it can't play videos, all I need it to play is music.(Flac+other lossless files). Also, no Apple products.

At what price range would I be able to hear FLAC+other lossless files?

Same for IEMs and portable headphones.

 

*Won't be using an amp.


Edited by OnlinePredator - 11/1/11 at 10:10pm
post #2 of 29

Before anyone says it...

 

Clip+ & Fuze.

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Before anyone says it...

 

Clip+ & Fuze.

+1

 

 

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Would Sansa Clip+ work well with a Fiio E11 and HD25 1s? Reason I'm thinking of the E11 is to use with my AH D-2000 when I don't need something that portable, ie long train rides. Not quite figured out how all this DAC business works, but as I understood it I should stick to an amp unless I'm going to use it with my computer (which I won't).

post #5 of 29

Clip+ has no line out, so no amp :(

post #6 of 29

Hifiman 601/602

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Clip+ has no line out, so no amp :(



Oh right, damn. Hm, guess I might have to shell out for a Cowon or something after all.

 

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First products that come to mind:
 

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Originally Posted by OnlinePredator View Post

  • For under $50?

 

Clip+, second hand CD players, cassette tape players.

 

  • $50-100

 

Sony gumstick, Hippo gumstick, Clip Zip, chinese stuff.

 

  • $100-150

 

Teclast T51 / S:Flo 2.

 

  • 150-200
  • 200-250

 

I dunno, stuff like Zune and Sony recorders but I'm not sure.

 

  • 250-1000

 

Colorfly, iDevice hooked up to Fostex HP-P1, etc.

 


 

 

 

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Oh right, damn. Hm, guess I might have to shell out for a Cowon or something after all.

 



The Cowons have good internal amps, but no line out their either.

And, one thing, the Cowons are very good if u like playing around with EQ a lot.....BBE, BBE+,MACH3 Bass, everything.

If u want a line out, go for a Fuze. If u want something better, go for a HM601. Battery life is not more then 10hours, but u wont need an amplifier in the chain.

Plus the HM601 can now be Rockboxed, adds to the Value, and it costs something like 249USD.

 

Regards

post #10 of 29

 

The Teclast T51 sounds a LOT better than the HM-601, in performance.

 

 

If you really want analog sound, HM-601 is better.

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The Cowons have good internal amps, but no line out their either.

And, one thing, the Cowons are very good if u like playing around with EQ a lot.....BBE, BBE+,MACH3 Bass, everything.

If u want a line out, go for a Fuze. If u want something better, go for a HM601. Battery life is not more then 10hours, but u wont need an amplifier in the chain.

Plus the HM601 can now be Rockboxed, adds to the Value, and it costs something like 249USD.

 

Regards



Not even had a look at the Fuze or the HM601, the latter looks very interesting. Thanks, think I'll stick to my beat up iPod classic and invest in an amp for now, then get the HM601 down the line. If I don't get the Asgard somewhere in between, getting good audio turned out to be quite costly.

 

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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

The Teclast T51 sounds a LOT better than the HM-601, in performance.

 

 

If you really want analog sound, HM-601 is better.



Oh? Quite the price difference as well. Time to do some proper research into both of them.


Edited by vyyye - 10/25/11 at 2:37pm
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Thread Starter 

Oh yeah, I forgot to add, I won't be using an amp.

post #13 of 29

Sandisk's Clip line of players, the latest being the Zip, has earned a terrific reputation for sounding good, being small & portable, and simply doing its job well. In a world of big & touchscreens, the Clip is small & buttons, which is great for all sorts of portable uses. I had a Clip+ which I loved, but then I lost it...mostly because it's the size of a book of matches. While I have the Galaxy Player 5.0, I'm going to need a Clip type player again. Probably going to grab the Zip 8 GB....

post #14 of 29

Sansa Fuze is a good choice because of it size, line-out for use amps and bigger screen than clip+.

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Sansa Fuze is a good choice because of it size, line-out for use amps and bigger screen than clip+.



 



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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

The Teclast T51 sounds a LOT better than the HM-601, in performance.

 

 

If you really want analog sound, HM-601 is better.



I have to disagree with this. I find the Hifiman 601 to sound a lot better than the T51. The T51 sounds too digital and artificial (fake) the 601 sounds natural and real. The T51 is still a great player but its not very convincing when it comes to realism. Just depends on what you want. The T51 will show you artifacts in the audio conversion (from digital to analog) that is not intended to be in the original recordings themselves but the T51 will clearly show you this (its biggest flaw IMO) and of course there is noticeable channel imbalance. Still a good player though just depends on your sound preference. The more I listen to the 601 I'm finding its internal amp to be very good. I use to mainly use my UHA4 portable amp with it but there's really no need to. I have more than enough power with its internal amp and the sound is very organic and seductive. Mids and bass are amazing. The T51 is highlighted for its treble (which overshadows its mids) and lean bass.


Edited by lee730 - 10/31/11 at 12:30pm
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