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post #271 of 1975
Oh, hmm, I thought of something, is anyone who has, or will have a F80x able to run RMAA tests on it? I know just as much as the next person that synthetic, scientific machine tests are far from representative of what is appreciable to people's ears, but it'd be interesting to know nontheless.
Especially because GSMarena does RMAA tests for their phones and while the F806 (and indeed my S739F) are way ahead of any phone I've owned in headphone output, I'd like to see a raw numbers comparison.
post #272 of 1975

sometimes price doesn't enter the equation... the iDevice may have better this or that... but when it comes to music the slight price premium surpasses any gimmicks, gimme the Sony.

post #273 of 1975
There were only two reasons I wanted to have the iPod Touch. Because of the apps, and because I reasoned it'd be good to have at least one phone-sized iOS device around. But I've decided to forget about that and just hold on for a fourth generation iPad. Or something.
I'm anti-Apple.

Indeed for music they just can't compare to the convenience and sheer quality of Sony's players. Drag and drop wins iTunes any day.
Edited by salanos - 10/9/12 at 1:04pm
post #274 of 1975
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Originally Posted by salanos View Post

There were only two reasons I wanted to have the iPod Touch. Because of the apps, and because I reasoned it'd be good to have at least one phone-sized iOS device around. But I've decided to forget about that and just hold on for a fourth generation iPad. Or something.
I'm anti-Apple.
Indeed for music they just can't compare to the convenience and sheer quality of Sony's players. Drag and drop wins iTunes any day.

 

 

I already like you.......rolleyes.gif.

 

Spot on.

 

I got the Asus T700, Note, and the Z, and I could not ask for anything simpler to use..just copy and paste, and when you want to download something...the option is there.

 

But I am ashamed to say  that I feel tempted to get the new Ipod touch.

 

Please somebody save me.....


Edited by turokrocks - 10/9/12 at 1:13pm
post #275 of 1975
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

 

 

I already like you.......rolleyes.gif.

 

Spot on.

 

I got the Asus T700, Note, and the Z, and I could not ask for anything simpler to use..just copy and paste, and when you want to download something...the option is there.

 

But I am ashamed to say  that I feel tempted to get the new Ipod touch.

 

Please somebody save me.....

 

Well, I can't blame you.  The Touch interface and nice apps are quite nice.  I'm a big fan of it, but hate dealing with iTune.  Copy & past is much easier to deal with.

post #276 of 1975
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But I am ashamed to say  that I feel tempted to get the new Ipod touch.

 

Please somebody save me.....deadhorse.gif

 

the 'proven' first signs of dementia is thinking of buying a iDevice... scary huh


Edited by OK-Guy - 10/9/12 at 1:50pm
post #277 of 1975
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

 

 

I already like you.......rolleyes.gif.

 

Spot on.

 

I got the Asus T700, Note, and the Z, and I could not ask for anything simpler to use..just copy and paste, and when you want to download something...the option is there.

 

But I am ashamed to say  that I feel tempted to get the new Ipod touch.

 

Please somebody save me.....

 

buy buy buy buy

post #278 of 1975

Understand stock player can now play FLAC files. Can someone confirm that it does also play gapless? I think it does it for ATRAC files? Can it do it for FLAC files?

post #279 of 1975
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

I got the Asus T700, Note, and the Z, and I could not ask for anything simpler to use..just copy and paste, and when you want to download something...the option is there.

But I am ashamed to say  that I feel tempted to get the new Ipod touch.
I've got an iPad around actually and using with it iTunes is troublesome, I get dupes in albums for any that don't have an overarching Album and album artist tag, for example, and the interface is crowded at times and much too small in some places. Plus I have to point iTunes at things all the time. And then, there's of course the fact that iOS devices wipe themselves if you want to connect to a new computer's library, which pales in comparison to how Android devices can work in MTP mode with just about any synchronization or music library player (Foobar, WinAMP, Windows Media Player...).
But even then, iTunes wins Sony's own Vita's Content Manager Assistant which is the worst file transferring experience I've ever had. Using a tiny screen to browse a music library in this manner is just awful.
Assuming iTouches can be jailbroken to support D&D however, I can imagine it'd be a lot less troublesome. On the other hand I know there are paid applications available designed to simulate the effect of dragging and dropping to iOS devices.
But if you have money to toss around, by all means, get one! It never hurts to have another player around, and it'd be great to have someone with that many players to compare.

Speaking of the ASUS TF700, I also have the PadFone and that thing sounds pretty great. Its PadFone station speaker is absolutely amazing too (except for the fact that it's mono). Snapdragon S4 audio hardware is pretty impressive for a phone SoC.
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Well, I can't blame you.  The Touch interface and nice apps are quite nice.  I'm a big fan of it, but hate dealing with iTune.  Copy & past is much easier to deal with.
I think iOS is far too simplified and honestly gets troublesome at times, plus it's lacking in features. Again, the user-made apps are what draw me to it. And did I mention iTunes is a bloatware that I never touch save for syncing?
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Originally Posted by globiboulga View Post

Understand stock player can now play FLAC files. Can someone confirm that it does also play gapless? I think it does it for ATRAC files? Can it do it for FLAC files?
I've never used gapless playback because I'm the type to pick music one by one using the Repeat Single song mode, and most of the music on my night-time Poweramp playlist is not FLAC. But I do know Poweramp is advertised to support gapless, but according to earlier pages in this thread Sony's official stance is that the F800 can only play gapless with linear PCM (WAV) and ATRAC (in Japanese models).
Edited by salanos - 10/9/12 at 9:29pm
post #280 of 1975
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buy buy buy buy

 

Sony Sony Sony Sony... bigsmile_face.gif

post #281 of 1975

The new 64gb iPod touch is 399.99 in Canada. Regardless of the price, I am interested in this. I hope it's in stock soon. If not, I might just get Z series since it's on sale right now.

post #282 of 1975
Anyone planning on rooting theirs? My guess is that it'd be similar to the Z-series' procedure, and I imagine it'd be easier to get a lot more out of the F-series with rooting. One thing I love to have is font changing for starters.
post #283 of 1975

It is interesting that the newer DAPs from Sony are becoming more and more like an iphone.

post #284 of 1975

I know the f806 is on Sony Style HK at hk$2180. Any 'street' prices? Or cheaper online ones? (from HK that is)

 

Better yet, whats the cheapest price people have seen for the f806


Edited by ads1107 - 10/10/12 at 12:54am
post #285 of 1975
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Originally Posted by gmcmage View Post

It is interesting that the newer DAPs from Sony are becoming more and more like an iphone.

 

you mean both are oblong... thank god the Sony's edges aren't round huh, Apple would sue their ass .wink_face.gif

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