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post #9646 of 11505
I ran the gamut for portable devices. I had a few Zens, the original Nomad Jukebox Zen and then a touch sensorbar one, Zen Touch. Had the Zen Micro and the Nano also. Mostly fond memories of them. Battery lasted for quite a while and they were easy to take apart and upgrade the HDs & batteries on the larger Zens. The only Apple device that I've ever owned is a ipod shuffle, the clip version. I bought it for $10 from Target. I don't use it because it's waaay too bright.
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Mysticism and magik isn't all creepies and Crowley. rolleyes.gif

I miss seeing the Hare Krishnas at airports and malls. They were always good for a laugh, especially the young guys that didn't really have a clue what it all meant - they just liked to dance and wear dresses.

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did Rockbox that iPod, for the last almost two years of its tenure. The only reason I retired it is because it's a bit heavy and bulky for a portable music player these days.

 

That's why I only use mine at home now.....I got spoiled by clipping my Clips to my shirt pocket.....can't do that with the iPod unless you have a Shuffle(which I did have for a while but traded away)

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My current primary mobile device is still an old 30 GB ipod video (that's a 5th gen, correct?). I have used it almost every day since I bought it new in 2007. It ain't broke, so I just keep it going. It's traveled everywhere with me - probably 20+ states and 3 or 4 countries. Say what you want about Apple (and I often do) but when they make a product that works, it really works well! Now if someone could just convince them that they really aren't smarter than all of their customers and they should just stop assuming they know better than I do how I want to use their products, then I could probably be a real Apple fan.

 

My sister has that same 30GB model as you do, and she still uses hers all the time too. That is indeed the 5th gen....and my 80 GB model is the 5.5 gen, and mine still works perfectly too. I have it in an aluminium case and it's heavy....I could probably knock somebody out if I hit them with it....lol.

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My current primary mobile device is still an old 30 GB ipod video (that's a 5th gen, correct?). I have used it almost every day since I bought it new in 2007. It ain't broke, so I just keep it going. It's traveled everywhere with me - probably 20+ states and 3 or 4 countries. Say what you want about Apple (and I often do) but when they make a product that works, it really works well! Now if someone could just convince them that they really aren't smarter than all of their customers and they should just stop assuming they know better than I do how I want to use their products, then I could probably be a real Apple fan.

 

+1

 

I'll never say that Apple doesn't make high quality, well-designed products, both hardware and software. But they need an attitude adjustment before I ever get fully behind them.

 

Your iPod would probably be a 5.5G if you got it in 2007. Sometime in the fall of 2006, they updated the 5G line very slightly by bumping the 60 GB model to 80 GB while keeping the 30 GB model pretty much the same. The more interesting update that went along with that was in the software, which supported gapless playback for the first time. There was also some library navigation stuff exclusive to the newer models, but since I did everything with playlists, I didn't miss not getting it. It was my first taste of Apple's traditional model of quickly leaving you behind unless you buy new hardware from them, though--I'd gotten my iPod for Christmas in 2005 and it was already no longer getting all the new software features less than a year later.

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+1

I'll never say that Apple doesn't make high quality, well-designed products, both hardware and software. But they need an attitude adjustment before I ever get fully behind them.

Your iPod would probably be a 5.5G if you got it in 2007. Sometime in the fall of 2006, they updated the 5G line very slightly by bumping the 60 GB model to 80 GB while keeping the 30 GB model pretty much the same. The more interesting update that went along with that was in the software, which supported gapless playback for the first time. There was also some library navigation stuff exclusive to the newer models, but since I did everything with playlists, I didn't miss not getting it. It was my first taste of Apple's traditional model of quickly leaving you behind unless you buy new hardware from them, though--I'd gotten my iPod for Christmas in 2005 and it was already no longer getting all the new software features less than a year later.

Knowing the way I typically buy things, I doubt I would have bought the newest kid on the block. I probably bought a leftover previous model for a discount. It might have even been a refurb.
post #9651 of 11505

As a neo-luddite, I have no idea of what you lot are talking about....

post #9652 of 11505

I started off with a no-name CD player, then a Sony MiniDisc player. My first MP3 player was a 4th gen iPod that I got over the Christmas holidays in 2004. As far as I remember there was only one iPod model back then, the equivalent of today's Classic. Before the holidays, an iPod was a status symbol for spoiled kids from affluent families. When school started again in the new year of 2005, everyone had one. Those white earbuds were everywhere.

 

Over the years I went through several iPods, all with the classic hard drive. I did try a Touch once but was unimpressed with the limited capacity and having to unlock the device every time I wanted to change a track or the volume, so I returned it. This was before they had iOS, apps, remotes/mics on the earphone cables, or volume buttons on the sides.

 

At the beginning of 2010 I finally got an iPhone because I was tired of carrying two separate devices.

post #9653 of 11505
My first PCDP was a plain old Sony without all that fancy-schmancy skip protection. I walked with it in my jacket breast pocket to prevent skipping. Went through quite a few of PCDPs. Stepped up to one of these babies

I still like the look of MDs and I still think it's cool to play with on a mechanical level.
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I remember my first PCDP had anti-skip, but it made a hissing sound when it was activated. This wasn't apparent on the cheapo pack-in phones that came with it, but I could hear it on my Philips HP-170 ($20 from Meijer--look out, Stax!), which was my first experience with this newfangled "treble extension" stuff the cool kids were all talking about.* As such, I would walk around with my arm held out extra stiff to minimize the skipping. I got so I could suppress most of it, but it kept me from really enjoying the music. I remember one time I just said "to hell with it" and let my arm relax when I got to a good part of a song, and I actually made it bend in pitch! I didn't even think that was possible when playing back a digital signal, but clearly it is.

 

My next PCDP had good anti-skip, but it actually played everything slightly sharp and a bit faster in tempo (I suppose the motor ran a bit too fast or something). It died when it hit the floor in the choir room in my sophomore year in high school. Its replacement is still with me, and on the rare occasion I use it it continues to serve me faithfully.

 

*I guarantee you that if you were talking about treble extension when you were 12, you weren't one of the cool kids. Just saying.

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I remember having a PCDP that  pre-dated skip protection, that I used in my car hooked to the cassette adapter....had a soft fluffy pillow on the passenger seat where the device sat, and I tried to avoid potholes....lol. Later on when I got one with skip protection I was so happy.....

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I had mine vertical in my car (1990 Toyota 4Runner), I wedged it between the seat and the console/hand brake. It barely skipped unless I pull crazy turns. biggrin.gif
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You know it's bad when SO is the one who pipes up. biggrin.gif

 

LOL!

 

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You guys are impossible to keep up with. 

 

If I recall correctly, that was in the bylines of the TMAC charter.  It's predicated on the assumption that mods don't have time to read through all this stuff.

 

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You guys are impossible to keep up with. 

 

You should really ban us all.

 

Especially that chickenduck Warren, he's the most unruly out of all of us.

 

:(

 

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You guys are impossible to keep up with. 

You should really ban us all.

 

Especially that chickenduck Warren, he's the most unruly out of all of us.

 

We did worse: We made him a moderator.

 

:D

 

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We did worse: We made him a moderator.

 

:biggrin:

:beerchug:

 

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My latest.....

 

 

:D:D:D O

 

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Dodgers, Duck Dodgers, Peking Duck on Yangzhou fried rice.

+


In other news, duck instead of turkey for Thanksgiving today.

 

I wanna :( but Ima have to :D instead.  Also, :mad::p

 

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Arrr, LCD-X and LCD-XC ordered, I'll post impressions.

 

:eek:  Oh no!

 

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I thought you hated Audeze gear and considered the LCD 2/3 over hyped?

They are, but I heard from a reliable source these have a much more neutral sound sig and thought I'd try them.

 

Who said that?  :p

post #9658 of 11505

14 hours since the last post.

Who wuz it wot sed

 

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 You guys are impossible to keep up with. 

?.?.?.?.?

post #9659 of 11505

An inanimate object is impossible to keep up with because it's not moving, so his statement is still valid.

post #9660 of 11505
Only if "inanimate" is equivalent to "stationary". Of course, it also depends on the observer's frame of reference. A bug on the equator of the Earth is rotating at ~1040 mph relative to a non-rotating observer at the center of the Earth, but that non-rotating observer at the center of the Earth is moving around the Sun, and the Sun is moving around the center of the galaxy, which is moving around the center of the universe. After that you better ask Stephen Hawking... tongue.gif
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