I love my music and want to carry it around with me, but unfortunately, the only belonging I have that's somewhat portable and can store music is my laptop, but I'm not carrying it everywhere around with me so I'm looking for a great dap. I really don't have any preferences right now but the following would be really nice to have.
- Screen (watching things will be impractical so a laptop will be more sufficient)
- Long battery life or compatible with external battery pack
- Line-out jack or dock
- Expandable storage
- Good internal storage (if no expandable storage available)
- Does not need extra software to access files (ex. iTunes)
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Additional information...
Location United States of America.
Maximum cost Undetermined. $250?
Audio Format support Lossless (preferably .flac or .wav. Will accept .alac if Apple) and .mp3.
Video Format support don't know.
Condition refurbished or new, preferably new.
Manufacturer preferences I don't really have any but I do have a grudge against Apple but ignore that because it can block out a couple of great daps with a line-out.
Again, that's all I can think of right now. I will probably pair these the a pair of Ultimate Ears UE350s. I like something a little fun to use but my main focus is audio quality. I may not use an amplifier or dac immediately so I might use integrated for a bit but that's probably unlikely. This is head-fi right? I will update this post along the way with new information.
Edited by HybridCore - 2/24/12 at 4:16am