Originally Posted by turokrocks
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.
Originally Posted by purk
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?
Originally Posted by globiboulga
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