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post #1 of 11
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hey guys , I wanna buy a portable music player but I dont know what to buy and I will have to buy it from the internet because I live in Egypt and its hard to find these kind of things almost impossible .

first of all , I dont know anything about portable music players ( im a noob )


I just want to buy a music player with no amps or accessories  ( cuz my budget is  limited )

 

I have Sennheiser HD 202 so i want a music player that is powerful enough to power it with long lasting battery and has the ability to play FLAC


and one last thing that i wish its not in that music player is that I dont want to scroll down all my music to play a specific song cuz i have a large library of music 

 

my budget is : 300 $


Edited by vitamax - 10/24/12 at 9:35pm
post #2 of 11

They are only 32ohm so they are easy to drive.

 

I like my ipod touch 4G, and iphone 4 using flacplayer app. Easy to use UI.

 

I also have a Cowon C2 which is a good lil flac player, though the UI can be spotty.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

but they are pretty space limited , do you suggest getting me ipod classic 160 GB 7th generation ?

or the Hifiman HM-601 ? i prefer the ipod over the HM-601 because its more stylish and better screen 

i will also upgrade from my hd202 to buy Beyerdynamic DT 990 or anything better in the future so i guess i will have to buy an

amplifier at the 
end  , but for now i will stick with my HD202

post #4 of 11

The iPod Classic is fine, and best value for the capacity.

If you don't like iTunes, you can use Rockbox.

Rockbox gives support for FLAC and many other features, drag and drop copying, folder browsing if you have a lot of music and don't want to create a long playlist.


Edited by proton007 - 10/25/12 at 2:11am
post #5 of 11
I think for the space you're looking for there's not many other options besides a rockboxed ipod. I personally wouldn't call it the best sounding player for $300 though people want huge storage and with that comes Apple players. Personally I'd be looking at something with SD card slots like C2 or Cowon J3 (if you can find one) It's really a matter of sound quality over storage.

Can't have both just yet.......
post #6 of 11

With a $300 budget I would look at the ipod classic(for space and rockbox if wanted) or the Cowon Z2(for a fun sound signature, expandable memory, and wifi).

I have both and to be honest I listen to my rockboxed classic more now than the Z2.

The classic has a pretty linear sound so mixing it with different amps is fun(I know you said you don't want an amp, but it gives you the option) and having rockbox is even more fun.very_evil_smiley.gif

post #7 of 11
+1 for the iPod classic smily_headphones1.gif

Happy listening
post #8 of 11
Originally Posted by vitamax View Post

hey guys , I wanna buy a portable music player but I dont know what to buy and I will have to buy it from the internet because I live in Egypt and its hard to find these kind of things almost impossible .

first of all , I dont know anything about portable music players ( im a noob )


I just want to buy a music player with no amps or accessories  ( cuz my budget is  limited )

 

I have Sennheiser HD 202 so i want a music player that is powerful enough to power it with long lasting battery and has the ability to play FLAC


and one last thing that i wish its not in that music player is that I dont want to scroll down all my music to play a specific song cuz i have a large library of music 

 

my budget is : 300 $

 

 

As an alternative, if you already have an Xperia, HTC, Blackberry etc. you can invest in a 64GB MicroSD for your music library and a slim portable amplifier like the iBasso D-Zero.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

I like the idea of the smartphone but some phones doesnt have great audio output . will the amplifier fix that problem ? and how will i attach the amplifier with my smartphone  ? will i have to use an electrical tape or what ?

post #10 of 11

How much space do you need? The ipod Classic has a mechanical hard drive, so it is quite vulnerable to damage from shock or vibration.

post #11 of 11
Originally Posted by vitamax View Post

I like the idea of the smartphone but some phones doesnt have great audio output . will the amplifier fix that problem ? and how will i attach the amplifier with my smartphone  ? will i have to use an electrical tape or what ?

 

I use a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray with nice audio quality, especially when using Neutron player, and then an amplifier will make it sound even better yes.

 

You attach the portable amplifier usually with a thick rubber band.  A slim amplifier is most practical but don't try the Fiio E6 or C&C BK.

 

The problem with smartphones is audio quality and battery life, the Ray has good audio quality but not very good battery life, so that's why dedicated music players are better.

 

You can have a look at the Colorfly CK4 and Sony Z1050, both within your budget.  Also consider a Clip+ with MicroSD into a portable amplifier like an iBasso, for a smaller screen however with a lot of power.

 

 

You can skip the HM-601, it's pretty huge with low battery life, the sound performance isn't very good either, except for the analog / non-oversampling feature.


Edited by kiteki - 11/3/12 at 10:52pm
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