Originally Posted by 5aces
I've used http://www.tuneupmedia.com/
to tag an unwieldy music collection on a PC at one time.
The software pairs up with iTunes and did a decent job of tagging, adding cover art and removing duplicates.
You had to be available to keep the process moving along, with confirmation mouse clicks.
Imperative to back up you music collection before letting this program romp through the files.
Paid software was worth it to clean gigabytes of music file mess.
For audio books, in order to really listen, I have to be driving my vehicle some distance alone.
That seemed like a very good alternative. When you say it pairs up with iTunes, how do you mean?
Originally Posted by DigitalFreak
Final impressions are up on my YT channel concerning the DX50
Wow, that didn't exactly seem especially fun to hear. Personally I've abandoned the idea of a separate DAP to be honest. Not because I wouldn't enjoy it, I probably would, but because I'm tired of adding additional bulk. I'm more than satisfied with the iPhone and the Klipsch X10i which are hated and loved here, but actually sounds good to my ears and pairs up well with the iPhone. There seems to be a sort of synergy going on with those two, imo. Add to that, that the X10's are so incredibly small and nice feeling (you can't beat the Klipsch silicone tips), then it's a given and I prefer it a lot over my IE80's for instance. Even if there are better sounding headphones for the price ($100), I just can't find myself interested in them anymore if they aren't as ridiculously comfortable as the X10's.
The mere thought of adding another player into my pocket, or bag, just seems so far away for me right now. Also, 64 GB storage on the iPhone is enough space to for a lot of mp3's while still being roomy for future photography and such. But as with everything here, your mileage WILL vary. The small sonic advantage (IMO) of a separate DAP with bigger headphones just isn't worth the added bulk.
I don't know, I've just kind of lost interest in everything higher end than mid-fi because it just isn't worth everything that goes with it. Maybe I'm changing my mind later on, but for now, I'm satisfied with my gear. Klipsch X10 with iPhone on the go, and Denon D2000 with iPad for stationary listening (at work or at home). Everything else is probably going to go (my Pro 900's are at a friends house ATM because he may buy them, all the others I may just give away to my wife and friends in need).