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post #76 of 110
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Not nearly as much as in smartphone market share.....Android is over 70% of the smartphone market now.

post #77 of 110
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Not nearly as much as in smartphone market share.....Android is over 70% of the smartphone market now.
Well, after the crapfest that is iOS 6 was released they lost my whole family. WP8 or Android,...
post #78 of 110
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Originally Posted by William007 View Post

Is it worth selling the ipad 2 for the mini?

 

That's what I did... No regrets at all! The screen is better than the iPad 2 though no where near as good as my iPad 3... but only really obvious on text, if you put it up close to your face. The mini actually got me thinking if I really needed Retina at the expense of thickness and weight~

 

After a day on the mini, i picked up the iPad 3 and went WOAH... feels so ancient with the weight and thickness!

 

Its not impossible to have retina class displays at that form factor (in the near future anyway), but to avoid fragmentation like Android, Apple has to stick to either the iPad 1/2 resolution or the iPad 3/4's resolution... The later's what will give you retina+ quality but that'll come at the expense of battery life / thickness / weight. I think its a reasonable compromise for Apple to use the older resolution at this point in time... until they figure out a way to process those millions of pixels in a display as small as the mini without draining too much of the battery.

 

Anyway my wife has embarked on a hostile takeover of my mini... so i'm now stuck with my iPad 3 lol~

post #79 of 110
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Originally Posted by justanut View Post

 

That's what I did... No regrets at all! The screen is better than the iPad 2 though no where near as good as my iPad 3... but only really obvious on text, if you put it up close to your face. The mini actually got me thinking if I really needed Retina at the expense of thickness and weight~

 

After a day on the mini, i picked up the iPad 3 and went WOAH... feels so ancient with the weight and thickness!

 

Its not impossible to have retina class displays at that form factor (in the near future anyway), but to avoid fragmentation like Android, Apple has to stick to either the iPad 1/2 resolution or the iPad 3/4's resolution... The later's what will give you retina+ quality but that'll come at the expense of battery life / thickness / weight. I think its a reasonable compromise for Apple to use the older resolution at this point in time... until they figure out a way to process those millions of pixels in a display as small as the mini without draining too much of the battery.

 

Anyway my wife has embarked on a hostile takeover of my mini... so i'm now stuck with my iPad 3 lol~

How many hours of battery life if using only for music?

post #80 of 110

Haven't done that lol... but wife has been using Youtube extensively with the built in speaker for sound at max... at least 4 hours of videos, surfing and what not, and its still 35% at the end of yesterday~

 

I just tried it... after an hour or so of Apple lossless it still shows 99%, driven through external amp

post #81 of 110
This audio quality of this piece of kit is so good I'm now looking at selling my iPod Classic, Apple cradle, Littledot MkIV tube amp & Beyers DT880 premium 600 ohm headphones, and using the Mini exclusively for listening to music. I will either buy the Sennheiser Amperior or AKG K550 headphones to use with my Mini.

I only have a pair of Sennheiser HD202 ii and Bose AE2i. Both sound the best I have ever heard them when using the Mini, but the Sennheisers are sounding like cans 20 times their price. Crazy good. My music is all 320 bit mp3. And I listen to every genre.
post #82 of 110
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Originally Posted by gavinfabl View Post

This audio quality of this piece of kit is so good I'm now looking at selling my iPod Classic, Apple cradle, Littledot MkIV tube amp & Beyers DT880 premium 600 ohm headphones, and using the Mini exclusively for listening to music. I will either buy the Sennheiser Amperior or AKG K550 headphones to use with my Mini.
I only have a pair of Sennheiser HD202 ii and Bose AE2i. Both sound the best I have ever heard them when using the Mini, but the Sennheisers are sounding like cans 20 times their price. Crazy good. My music is all 320 bit mp3. And I listen to every genre.

So it is noticeably better than the Classic then? 

post #83 of 110
IMO yes. Very much in almost every measurement.
post #84 of 110

This thread really got me scratching my head.

I actually prefer the iPod Classic's quality over the iPad Mini, iPod Touch, iPad, and iPad 2.

Seriously.

I listen to FLAC's exclusively, and have tested these devices with my HD25, Amperior. Momentum, P5's, K702's, HD650, DT1350's, T1's (via HP-P1 amp), SE535LTD's and X10i's.

The Classic has a warmer sound IMO. The other devices sound a tad 'digital' for my likings! However, the iPad 3 actually had a really good sound and i'm hoping the 4th Gen sounds as good/better.

BTW, the iPad Mini is EXACTLY the same (internally) as the iPad 2!

If you own an iPad 2 already, it's pretty silly to take a step 'sideways' and buy a Mini. Unless you need/want a smaller device/screen of course.

Just my 2 Cents. :P

post #85 of 110
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Originally Posted by Ramthrax View Post

This thread really got me scratching my head.

I actually prefer the iPod Classic's quality over the iPad Mini, iPod Touch, iPad, and iPad 2.

Seriously.

I listen to FLAC's exclusively, and have tested these devices with my HD25, Amperior. Momentum, P5's, K702's, HD650, DT1350's, T1's (via HP-P1 amp), SE535LTD's and X10i's.

The Classic has a warmer sound IMO. The other devices sound a tad 'digital' for my likings! However, the iPad 3 actually had a really good sound and i'm hoping the 4th Gen sounds as good/better.

BTW, the iPad Mini is EXACTLY the same (internally) as the iPad 2!

If you own an iPad 2 already, it's pretty silly to take a step 'sideways' and buy a Mini. Unless you need/want a smaller device/screen of course.

Just my 2 Cents. :P

And how are you listening to FLACs on all these iPods/iPads? I know there is an app for the iOS models that lets you play FLAC, but there isn't for the Classic...

post #86 of 110

The iPad Mini does not seem like a viable source of portable music because it is simply a larger iPod touch with an iPad interface. It is difficult to do any music-related activity and the music playback quality is no better than the iPod touch's. Just my 2 cents.

post #87 of 110
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I converted my FLAC library to ALAC for my 4G Touch - its a bit of a pain having to maintain both (I prefer Foobar to iTunes on my laptop), but once you get the initial grunt work done its pretty smooth sailing. Disk is cheap.  

 

(FWIW, I still see the odd review where someone claims that 'FLAC sounds better than ALAC *or* WAV' - not entirely sure what that's all about, but I guess we hear what we want to hear)

post #88 of 110
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

I converted my FLAC library to ALAC for my 4G Touch - its a bit of a pain having to maintain both (I prefer Foobar to iTunes on my laptop), but once you get the initial grunt work done its pretty smooth sailing. Disk is cheap.  

 

(FWIW, I still see the odd review where someone claims that 'FLAC sounds better than ALAC *or* WAV' - not entirely sure what that's all about, but I guess we hear what we want to hear)

I did some FLAC-to-ALAC conversion when I got my Classic.....not for the whole FLAC library, but for some favorites. Any other DAP I use high-grade lossy files on, but with the Classic I had plenty of space.

post #89 of 110
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

I did some FLAC-to-ALAC conversion when I got my Classic.....not for the whole FLAC library, but for some favorites. Any other DAP I use high-grade lossy files on, but with the Classic I had plenty of space.
Say it isn't so!!! Lol!!! tongue.gif
post #90 of 110
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Originally Posted by Ramthrax View Post

This thread really got me scratching my head.

I actually prefer the iPod Classic's quality over the iPad Mini, iPod Touch, iPad, and iPad 2.

Seriously.

I listen to FLAC's exclusively, and have tested these devices with my HD25, Amperior. Momentum, P5's, K702's, HD650, DT1350's, T1's (via HP-P1 amp), SE535LTD's and X10i's.

The Classic has a warmer sound IMO. The other devices sound a tad 'digital' for my likings! However, the iPad 3 actually had a really good sound and i'm hoping the 4th Gen sounds as good/better.

BTW, the iPad Mini is EXACTLY the same (internally) as the iPad 2!

If you own an iPad 2 already, it's pretty silly to take a step 'sideways' and buy a Mini. Unless you need/want a smaller device/screen of course.

Just my 2 Cents. :P

It really depends on which Classic you have, many have returned back from the 160 GIG back to the older/smaller memory versions thinking it was better SQ.This of course would only mainly matter if you were using the I-pod internal DAC and not sending to an external DAC/AMP combo.

 

Are you using Rockbox for FLAC replay?


Edited by Redcarmoose - 11/9/12 at 12:20am
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