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Poll Results: Would you buy a Pandora to use as your portable player?

 
  • 31% (24)
    Yes
  • 68% (52)
    No
76 Total Votes  
post #151 of 364
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Originally Posted by Lateness View Post

^ Why wouldn't I just use an Android phone though?

 

I don't see the appeal of this product.

I wanted to get one when it was announced almost half a decade ago. By the time it came out, it didn't compete with the original market, it competed with everything else.

I got a PSP in the meantime, and I grew out of gaming.

I got into higher end audio and my iPod mini was already giving a very clean signal.

It has buttons rather than just a touchscreen, which is nice... but not for the asking price. They're charging 229USD for a 256mb upgrade. A 1GHz processor version is 700USD... and it can't outperform any of the current smartphones even in terms of SQ. I don't understand why they are asking so much money for what is essentially an ARM DS/netbook crossover.

 

If you can root a Samsung phone and it supports Voodoo Sound you can spend much less for a better audio experience.

 

There is a lot of fanboism for small niche products that many people justify purchasing. I'm just clearly not their market. It can a do a lot of cool stuff... that I can do on my cheaper iPhone.

Because phones have ****ty DACs and weak amps.

 

Yeah, sometimes things get delayed. V-MODA M100, anyone?

Yeah, I got a PSP too. I'll never grow out of gaming.

The Pandora has a better DAC than the mini.

The asking price is definitely correct considering that this thing is a FULL computer crammed into a pocket-sized package. It costs about as much as a laptop, because it IS a laptop. With a touch screen. And full gaming controls. And phenomenal sound. And ridiculously good battery life. That fits in your pocket.

It can outperform EVERY smartphone in terms of sound quality. 

 

If Voodoo sound is software it is impossible for the sound quality to be improved. Software can't magically make a DAC not suck, or give an amp more power.

 

I'm not a fanboy by any means, I don't even own it yet. And you can do thousands of things on this device that's impossible on that locked-down hunk of garbage Apple refers to as iOS.


Edited by takato14 - 11/1/12 at 5:48pm
post #152 of 364
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Originally Posted by stozzer123 View Post

Stupid project, bad idea, worse implementation.  Completely irrelevant/pointless/overpriced and underperforms in the current market.  Goodbye, unsubscribed, hopefully this thread/product can die off.

Your opinion is quite malformed.

 

Not a bad idea by any means. It's a PocketPC with gaming controls.

Implementation is great. Sure, it could have a better CPU, but that's why they're making a Pandora 2.

 

Irrelevant? What?

Pointless, no. PocketPCs have millions of uses.

Overpriced, no. It's a laptop. Most mid-range laptops are about $500. 

Underperforms? It's almost as good as an E17 stock, and it supports any USB device and has a line out port. Which means you can use ANY amp and ANY USB DAC you choose. No other device can say that, and still fit in your pocket.

Have a nice day.

post #153 of 364

You sir are comming across as a tacky Steve Jobs, maybe everyones just holding this damm thing wrong :D

 

Irrelevant?  Yes it is 100%, im sure i will be vindicated when the sales numbers are considered.  

 

Correction, pocket pc's used to have "millions of uses" now phones and tablets can do tasks quicker and more efficiently.  Ahhh but wait wait you'll of course argue that the sound is better or something stupid yet again.  well Hold on everyone has to carry a phone right?  so when the x3 comes out your whole argument will be muntered.

 

Overpriced?  yes actually an no it is not a laptop especially not a mid range one! who ya kidding. the thing is underpowered, under almost everything in fact.

 

 

LMFAO at the pandora 2.  I can see the tagline now.

 

Pandora 2:  Still crap...........more power!

post #154 of 364
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

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Originally Posted by stozzer123 View Post

Stupid project, bad idea, worse implementation.  Completely irrelevant/pointless/overpriced and underperforms in the current market.  Goodbye, unsubscribed, hopefully this thread/product can die off.

Your opinion is quite malformed.

 

Not a bad idea by any means. It's a PocketPC with gaming controls.

Implementation is great. Sure, it could have a better CPU, but that's why they're making a Pandora 2.

 

Irrelevant? What?

Pointless, no. PocketPCs have millions of uses.

Overpriced, no. It's a laptop. Most mid-range laptops are about $500. 

Underperforms? It's almost as good as an E17 stock, and it supports any USB device and has a line out port. Which means you can use ANY amp and ANY USB DAC you choose. No other device can say that, and still fit in your pocket.

Have a nice day.


Don't be a clown - it's nowhere near a laptop.

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post #155 of 364
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Originally Posted by stozzer123 View Post

You sir are comming across as a tacky Steve Jobs, maybe everyones just holding this damm thing wrong :D

 

Irrelevant?  Yes it is 100%, im sure i will be vindicated when the sales numbers are considered.  

 

Correction, pocket pc's used to have "millions of uses" now phones and tablets can do tasks quicker and more efficiently.  Ahhh but wait wait you'll of course argue that the sound is better or something stupid yet again.  well Hold on everyone has to carry a phone right?  so when the x3 comes out your whole argument will be muntered.

 

Overpriced?  yes actually an no it is not a laptop especially not a mid range one! who ya kidding. the thing is underpowered, under almost everything in fact.

 

 

LMFAO at the pandora 2.  I can see the tagline now.

 

Pandora 2:  Still crap...........more power!

Steve Jobs is dead. I'm pretty sure I'm not coming across as a dead person.

 

Please explain how anything is relevant.


Your iPhone can't use an external hard drive. Nor anything that uses USB. So yes, millions of uses, and many more than an iPhone. iOS and Android are both locked-down, iOS especially. With the Pandora you can do anything that you can do with Linux. You could theoretically use the Pandora as a portable Linux-based server. The entire thought process behind this device is that you can do quite literally anything with it. ANYTHING. 

 

Dude. The audio portion of the main board was designed by an audiophile. It has about as much power as an E17. Did you even read what I said?

 

It IS a laptop because it can do anything a laptop can. Yeah, it has an old CPU. Doesn't really matter. The OS runs smoothly and so do emulators. It can multitask and it has a full-featured version of Firefox.

 

The Pandora 2 will be about as good as the first one was compared to everything else that was available when it was first conceived. Only difference is that now the developers actually have enough funds and employees to get it out before it becomes outdated. It will likely have more power than the Quad-Core 2GHz PS Vita, which is quite ahead of its time power-wise.


Edited by takato14 - 11/1/12 at 7:11pm
post #156 of 364
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Steve Jobs is dead. I'm pretty sure I'm not coming across as a dead person.

 

 

Ahhh ok i didnt realize you were 13.  All makes sense now :)

 

 

Shame ubuntu's already running pretty good on my phone, just imagine what they will be like by the time the pandora 2 is obsolete....... sorry I mean released.

 

Have the funds and employees (and time machine to go back 5 years and get this outs so its not outdated)

post #157 of 364
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Steve Jobs is dead. I'm pretty sure I'm not coming across as a dead person.

 

 

Ahhh ok i didnt realize you were 13.  All makes sense now :)

 

 

Shame ubuntu's already running pretty good on my phone, just imagine what they will be like by the time the pandora 2 is obsolete....... sorry I mean released.

 

Have the funds and employees (and time machine to go back 5 years and get this outs so its not outdated)

And of course you ignore all the valid points I've made and begin making personal attacks. You're backed into a corner and you're lashing out.

 

You're also not explaining how anything here is irrelevant.

 

Yeah? And? Your phone doesn't have a USB-HOST port. Nor does it have gaming controls. Thus it can't do everything the Pandora can. My Droid is running Ubuntu. It runs great. Doesn't mean I can use it to its full potential.

post #158 of 364
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

And of course you ignore all the valid points I've made and begin making personal attacks. You're backed into a corner and you're lashing out.

No i think you'll find lack of caring for this discussion or the pointless product is not being backed into a corner.  Your statement on the steve jobs being dead showed your age/mental age and it was worth pointing out.  It is simply not being able to muster enough "care" to motivate my to write anything on this thing.  It is pointless and will utterly be proved so when it dies out.  I think people can and will look at the device and facts /specs/ reason and just see that it is a completely niche and eclectic piece of hardware that stands no chance because the designers were just far to late to the party.

post #159 of 364
Just want to say that iPhone 3GS can work wirelessly with an external 1TB hdd via a battery- powered wifi enclosure called Patroit Gauntlet Node (using SMB of AcePlayerPro app); I am using it now to stream/play flac. There is a similar product called Seagate Satellite (with 500GB storage). IIRC there are a few more out there. All of which can be bought for under $200-300.
post #160 of 364

I just don't see this device as a portable music player, especially with the X3 coming out soon. Overpriced for emulating old games, but its a niche product and being overpriced is acceptable for me. The features are great, but for $700 I can buy a refurb laptop with an i7 in it, or a bunch of Nexus 7s.

post #161 of 364
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

Just want to say that iPhone 3GS can work wirelessly with an external 1TB hdd via a battery- powered wifi enclosure called Patroit Gauntlet Node (using SMB of AcePlayerPro app); I am using it now to stream/play flac. There is a similar product called Seagate Satellite (with 500GB storage). IIRC there are a few more out there. All of which can be bought for under $200-300.

Interesting. 

 

I'd look for that if my iPhone didn't go through the washer and lose its wireless capability. 

 

Either way, I don't care anymore. I'm getting the Pandora for myself this Christmas and it will be part of my portable rig. I was just seeing if others wanted to do the same considering all of the possible things you could use with it. Quite literally any amp, any USB-based DAC, and any format you want to use, it can do it.

post #162 of 364

Wait so you still dont own this and are still touting it as being the greatest thing??

post #163 of 364
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Wait so you still dont own this and are still touting it as being the greatest thing??

This has been established.

 

You don't need to own a Stax SR009 to know it's the absolute king of all headphones.

post #164 of 364

really

thank you for proving my point.

 

one that note im out!

post #165 of 364
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Originally Posted by stozzer123 View Post

Wait so you still dont own this and are still touting it as being the greatest thing??

 

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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

This has been established.

 

You don't need to own a Stax SR009 to know it's the absolute king of all headphones.

 

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