Originally Posted by severim
I've been comparing the market since realising J3's are almost impossible to find (even here in HK). Put together a spreadsheet of players on my radar. I was looking for a few things - minimum 64GB storage (expandability preferred), small profile, 20h+ playtime, FLAC compatible, anything else was just gravy.
The Sony Walkman F807 series was on my radar, but in the end I went with an iPod Touch 5G. Why? Well, I can't seem to understand what Sony brings to the table that justfies the increased cost. I'm a heavy Android advocate with several of the latest Samsung Galaxy devices (SGS2,3,Note2), so there's no Apple snobbery here. I'm just trying to find what comes closest to my J3 from cost, playtime, storage and performance.
From that perspective, is there anything that sets the F8xx ahead of an iPod Touch 5G (beyond software)?
We buy a Walkman for sound first, second and third, all other stuff come later.
During Steve Jobs visit to Japan , he was intrigued when he saw so many Walkman, and Discman with people in the streets, he wanted to copy this to the US market.
He was so into Sony sound and built quality, that he took one of his employee's Walkman and dissemble it, then asked his engineers to build his future “PLAYER” with a Walkman craftsmanship and quality, so in a way The Sony Walkman success , brought its nemesis into life, and as I said it before, Steve hated how IPods sounded not because of the hardware, but because the quality of the songs he was selling on iTunes.
His whole music collection was mostly LP, why? because he enjoyed true music.
Walkman where made and sold solely for music at first, with some additional functions every now and then, but it is still a pure "Musical Box"
IPods where sold as music players also, but now....everything about the IPod is wonderful , except its SQ, and please prove me wrong.
I am not convincing one to get either, it’s a matter of personal taste, in the end we are "Sony fans", not just because of the Logo, but for something substantial...Lets enjoy music, true music.
Edited by turokrocks - 11/29/12 at 4:41am