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Cheap upgrade from Galaxy S?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

Currently, I listen to my music through my Galaxy S (the original with the Wolfson) with the Voodoo sound enhancements. Sadly, my phone is dying and I'm looking to go to an older Blackberry (because I love the keyboard, I mainly use my phone for music and texting). I still want great sound quality though. Is there an audio player for $50 or less that's as good as or better than my phone? Thanks!!

Also, I have about 20 GB of songs (FLAC and such) so it needs to have space.
post #2 of 25
What's stopping you from using the sgs as a pmp? Just remove the simcard and turn on airplane mode. Boom, 20 hour battery.

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post #3 of 25

There's nothing CHEAP that can compare to the SGS's sound quality after the voodoo enhancement.

post #4 of 25

Replace your Galaxy S or get one of the Sansa series ie Clip or Fuze. Other than that, there isn't a lot at that price point.

post #5 of 25
If you're switching phones, just keep the sgs and use it as a dedicated pmp. With no phone service you get plenty of battery.

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post #6 of 25

Out of curiosity; In order to upgrade from a SGS, what options are we talking about if we restrict to music players? I actually enjoy the sound of my SGS but I guess I am looking for even more if it´s possible.


Edited by zeralda21 - 6/14/12 at 5:32pm
post #7 of 25

The SGS's sound quality is far superior than anything that Sansa is selling right now. I'd say any player that's an upgrade from the SGS is the RoCoo and the HiFi-Man players. Neither will give you the GUI that the Android OS has.

post #8 of 25
The sgs can be used as a network streamer, too.

You literally cannot best its versatility, except with a better android with voodoo capabilities.

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post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by XanderTJ View Post

The sgs can be used as a network streamer, too.
You literally cannot best its versatility, except with a better android with voodoo capabilities.
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Don't forget about the app, "Sound Wire".  You run the server app on your computer, whatever plays on your computer will play over WiFi on your phone.  It constantly streams about 1.44 mbps over your WiFi, but is pretty convenient. 

post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 

I would just use my phone has a dedicated player, but it's dying :( that's why I was looking for a replacement
 

post #11 of 25

What exactly do you mean by "dying"? You sure it's not just the battery? (I've kinda gotten used to Apple people prematurely trading in their stuff all because of busted batteries that you can't take out yourself, so I really had to ask)

 

If it's the battery, I've managed to keep charging cycles down. I have 3, one spare charger that I use as a battery holder, and the third battery's in a ziplock bag. All still going strong since I cycle them and I don't leave the Wi-Fi and BT on all the time. My laptop (work) bag and my casual camera bag always has one of the spares, each, and when the battery dies I get one from there and charge the empty one in the spare charger. I very rarely plug in the phone for charging.

 

In any case, if it's not the battery and you really prefer a physical keypad, Sansa will be your best bet at that price point.

post #12 of 25

You can buy an extended battery for like sub-$20. Stock OEM batteries are like sub-$10.

 

When I was using the SGS as a network device, I had all of the music on the SGS. I was controlling it remotely via VNC server, and I could add/delete songs via AirDroid.

post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 

It's dying like the buttons are going out and random things in memory are deleting themselves...my battery life is actually fine. But which Sansa should I get?

post #14 of 25
Sansa fuze. The clip is booty. Screen is far too small.

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post #15 of 25

I'd vote for the Fuze as well. Nice size and the little bit of extra screen and battery life are nice. I really enjoyed mine until it broke. Sandisk offers no replacement parts or out of warranty repairs BTW.

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