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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hi - new here. I'm looking for a portable FLAC player that would hold a decent chunk of music (preferably upto 500gb), or something that supports SDHC cards etc..I don't need anything for videos or internet, I just want a simple FLAC player. Also is there any firmware/software that can make an MP3 player play FLAC...i'm guessing not.. Thakns for the help


Edited by cutmesomeFLAC - 4/6/12 at 4:52pm
post #2 of 22

500gb is quite a lot.

 

 

The Cowon X7 has  a lot of storage, or a rock boxed classic.(also with less space is the j3 or c2).

 

Or less space an iphone/ipod touch with flacplayer app.

 

 

post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 

hi, what is a rock boxed classic? thanks
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

500gb is quite a lot.

 

 

The Cowon X7 has  a lot of storage, or a rock boxed classic.(also with less space is the j3 or c2).

 

Or less space an iphone/ipod touch with flacplayer app.

 

 



 

post #4 of 22

rockboxed classic = ipod classic that use rockbox firmware.

 

i think there are no player use 500 gb hardisk, maybe some archos but it is too big and not portable.

post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 

so it'll make the iPod play FLAC? brilliant! thanks

 

does it affect battery life?


Edited by cutmesomeFLAC - 4/7/12 at 2:26pm
post #6 of 22
Some people like the rockbox UI , some dont. I didnt
Like it.
Best research it first.
post #7 of 22

Just wondering what your portable set up will be? 

Why do you need 500gb, headphones, amp etc.

post #8 of 22

checkout rockbox.org  - it's pretty awesome imo

 

I have a 32gb Cowon J3 on the way - it doesn't have the best storage (I think some have been able to format a 64gb sdhc with it) but Cowon gets high ratings for sound, the eq, battery life, and file compatibility. I don't think anybody has yet produced the end-all/be-all of DAPs...

post #9 of 22

I've got a Cowon D2+ running Rockbox.  The Cowons will play FLAC natively, but Rockbox has much better options for tweaking the sound.  And the D2+ has an SDHC slot.  The touchscreen leaves much to be desired, though.

post #10 of 22

You might want to look at the Sansa Clip+ which is rockbox supported, You can use up to 32GB SDHC cards maybe 64GB? I'm not 100% on 64GB cards. Anyway.. you can easily hot swap cards without much fuss. The Clip+ has excellent sound quality, a great cheaper alternative DAP. I use mine everyday over my ipods and ipod touch. You may of heard of the Clip+ before or mentioned on forums. And that's because it has suberb sound quality for the price, supports a stable port of rockbox, SDHC hot swappable cards and cannot be beaten in price / sound ratio.

 Really is an amazing little player (especially rockboxed) 


Sansa Clip+.jpg


Check out more about rockbox and supported players here.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/8/12 at 2:56am
post #11 of 22



Quote:

Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

 I don't think anybody has yet produced the end-all/be-all of DAPs...


We can give hints to the manufacturers:

 

  1. Like the Cowon J3 with large storage
  2. Like the Cowon J3 with support of external USB DAC
  3. Like the Cowon J3 with s/pdif output
  4. Like the Cowon J3 with... (add your requests here)

 

wink.gif

 

 

post #12 of 22


 

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Originally Posted by Pingfloid View Post



Quote:


We can give hints to the manufacturers:

 

  1. Like the Cowon J3 with large storage
  2. Like the Cowon J3 with support of external USB DAC
  3. Like the Cowon J3 with s/pdif output
  4. Like the Cowon J3 with... (add your requests here)

 

wink.gif

 

 

1. Cowon X7

2. What's the point of buying a DAP if you plan to bypass the internal dac/amp by using an usb dac?

3. A line out would be sufficient
 

 

post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyrael View Post

2. What's the point of buying a DAP if you plan to bypass the internal dac/amp by using an usb dac?

3. A line out would be sufficient
 

 



The point of buying a DAP and bypassing the internal dac/amp is because there are many DAC's that have better quality than the included on the DAP.

 

In my case:

For portability: DAP + Practical Devices XM6

For night-desk use: DAP + Havana

 

 

post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pingfloid View Post



Quote:


We can give hints to the manufacturers:

 

  1. Like the Cowon J3 with s/pdif output

 

wink.gif

 

 


shut-up-and-take-my-money-1f46.jpg

 

post #15 of 22

So what Daps do have external usb DAC support, besides idevices? 

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