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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by dooodstevenn View Post

Thanks for the info, I might just get a new-ish one so I wont have to deal with figuring out if a LOD is compatable or not since I;m having trouble finding a difinitive answer around on the forum or google for the earlier generation ipods.  And to be honest I don't have the most trained ears anyways so I probably won't notice the details anyways. 

 

I would've recommended you the Clip+ or Clip Zip, but since you've already decided to use the LOD, there's no choice.

Now I feel that iPods are a bit too costly for the function, after purchasing a clip zip. And I've owned a nano and still have a classic.

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by dooodstevenn View Post

I think i might just get an ipod with wolfsen in it since it works with the stuff i have now.

and can anyone here answer which nano ipods that have wolfsen can use a LOD without any modification?

I know the 1st gen Nano supports LOD, as I have one here. I don't see a point though with such low storage. If you want to use an LOD you're limited to ipod, Sansa Fuze (not Fuze+) and Sony players, remembering you will need a separate LOD cable for the desired model.

I'm with the others on this. If your headphones don't really require the power from E7, I'd buy a Clip+ or Zip, lose the bulk and charging of two devices.

Experience the true sound of an audiophile.. wink.gif
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I know the 1st gen Nano supports LOD, as I have one here. I don't see a point though with such low storage. If you want to use an LOD you're limited to ipod, Sansa Fuze (not Fuze+) and Sony players, remembering you will need a separate LOD cable for the desired model.
I'm with the others on this. If your headphones don't really require the power from E7, I'd buy a Clip+ or Zip, lose the bulk and charging of two devices.
Experience the true sound of an audiophile.. wink.gif


This is good advise right here.

Don't hung up on a device because of the DAC it uses or that it can use an external amp ie: LOD.

H20Fidelity made valid points. The Clip+/Zip is small, has expandable storage, can be rockboxed(so can the 1st/2nd gen nanos), and has plenty of power for IEMs/and efficient cans.

I can tell you that since getting my Cowon Z2 I rarely ever use my ipod touch with or without my iBasso D-Zero. Why? Sound quality, convienence, and expandadable storage.

One thing I love about the Z2 and the clip+ is the microSD storage. I have my entire music or video library(Z2) at my disposal. No more having to pick and choose what I load up off itunes because I ran out of room. Load everything on microSDs and pop them in your wallet.wink_face.gif

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post


This is good advise right here.

Don't hung up on a device because of the DAC it uses or that it can use an external amp ie: LOD.

H20Fidelity made valid points. The Clip+/Zip is small, has expandable storage, can be rockboxed(so can the 1st/2nd gen nanos), and has plenty of power for IEMs/and efficient cans.

I can tell you that since getting my Cowon Z2 I rarely ever use my ipod touch with or without my iBasso D-Zero. Why? Sound quality, convienence, and expandadable storage.

One thing I love about the Z2 and the clip+ is the microSD storage. I have my entire music or video library(Z2) at my disposal. No more having to pick and choose what I load up off itunes because I ran out of room. Load everything on microSDs and pop them in your wallet.wink_face.gif

 

The second best thing with rockbox is file browsing and drag and drop. I hate the itunes playlist method. What if I want a song in the library and not in the iPod ? Create new playlist? Why so complicated?

And then it needs all sorts of metadata crap to work well, otherwise you'll be stuck with unknown artist and album.

Then iTunes itself. On windows, its bloatware, with regular spam updates.


Edited by proton007 - 10/2/12 at 6:19pm
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by proton007 View Post

 

The second best thing with rockbox is file browsing and drag and drop. I hate the itunes playlist method. What if I want a song in the library and not in the iPod ? Create new playlist? Why so complicated?

And then it needs all sorts of metadata crap to work well, otherwise you'll be stuck with unknown artist and album.

Then iTunes itself. On windows, its bloatware, with regular spam updates.

I agree.

I can't stand itunes spoon fed approach. I guess that is what attracts most people to it, but one thing I like doing is setting up my own file, folders, and playlists.

post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by RingingEars View Post

I agree.

I can't stand itunes spoon fed approach. I guess that is what attracts most people to it, but one thing I like doing is setting up my own file, folders, and playlists.

 

Exactly.

In fact spoon feeding seems to work well for a lot of ppl.

A friend of mine switched over to an android phone from an iPhone. 

She couldn't understand how to put music into her phone. I told her to just drag and drop files into the music folder. Still no clue. Then I realized, giving everyone control over these things is not the best way after all.

 

iTunes wraps around all this ugly file and folder thingies. What? these files are music *files*? I thought I bought songs...with nice album art...what are these *files* and *folders*??


Edited by proton007 - 10/2/12 at 9:33pm
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