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Would people be interested in a new high quality DAP that takes 2.5 inch HDD's?

Poll Results: Would you buy a high quality hard drive based DAP?

 
  • 70% (38)
    Yes
  • 29% (16)
    No
54 Total Votes  
post #1 of 61
Thread Starter 

as the title.  i for one am aware that Apple long lost the audio mantle in terms of quality but the ipod still maxes out the storage space.  my old 5G is only 60GB which SD cards have now matched but they arent close to the 160GB of the classic.

 

 

so i was thinking wouldnt it be nice if someone launched a new high quality DAP but instead of taking SD cards it took a 2.5 inch hard drive instead.  i for one would love to be able to buy my own hard drive, as large as i like and then fill it several hundred GB of music.

 

how many of you other people out there would be interested in such a thing?  i was hoping if there was enough interest in something like that then a DAP maker might take interest and make one.

post #2 of 61
Make it SSD and equip it with a line out & I'm interested smily_headphones1.gif
post #3 of 61
Thread Starter 

well if it was a 2.5 inch drive you could stick in whatever you wanted be it ssd or hdd.

post #4 of 61

Uhm yeah... I guess I was thinking about a drive being supplied with it... :)

post #5 of 61

Desirable concept but should not compromise on the connectivity front like a proper linear line-out as well as a digital out (3.5mm toslink or like) since these devices are purposely to be made for audio primarily. Top it with a reliable fluid UI (native rockbox out of the box maybe) and pocketable mass. Sounds quite a good recipe to me already.

post #6 of 61
Thread Starter 

well maybe but since im just speculating id rather it was removable like an sd card is so that as hdd or ssd's if youd rather get bigger  you can change up if you want.  id love ifi  could could just stick all my music on there rather than just a few thousand tracks.

post #7 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by dippyboy_87 View Post

Desirable concept but should not compromise on the connectivity front like a proper linear line-out as well as a digital out (3.5mm toslink or like) since these devices are purposely to be made for audio primarily. Top it with a reliable fluid UI (native rockbox out of the box maybe) and pocketable mass. Sounds quite a good recipe to me already.

 

Love the native Rockbox idea!!

 

Quality analog & digital outs + swappable HDDs + Rockbox + great sounding integrated DAC and amp = very happy head-fiers!!

post #8 of 61

Well, i would actually prefer 1,8" HDD's, just like the iPod's and Zune's have/had but i allways wanted a quick swap HDD tray, because pulling the ******* back cover off of the iPod whenever a drive fails kinda sucks... hmm aren't 2,5" a slight bit too heavy to be still considered as "portable"?

 

EDIT: btw there's another thing to consider: afaik, the 2,5 inch drives aren't as tough as the smaller ones, so there's quiet big change that a 2,5 inch drives fails, even after one single drop, while a 1,8" drive could survive... (own experience... i dropped 2,5 yr old iPod 6th Gen. 160 Gig already 10 times, at least! and it still runs on its first HDD!) 


Edited by Ev0lution - 11/4/12 at 4:57am
post #9 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

id love ifi  could could just stick all my music on there rather than just a few thousand tracks.

How many thousands do you have? I can stick 19,000 V0 MP3s on my iPod Classic, or 10,000 lossyFLACs.
post #10 of 61
Actually large hard drive DAPs are attractive to many head fiers include me because storage and portability. I wonder if Creative, iRiver , Samsung, Toshiba also start making 160GB+ DAPs, so many can enjoy there large libraries on it and if they comes with lineout, better DAC/AMPs then it will be great step up in audio file direction.
Edited by ZARIM - 11/4/12 at 6:50am
post #11 of 61
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by skamp View Post


How many thousands do you have? I can stick 19,000 V0 MP3s on my iPod Classic, or 10,000 lossyFLACs.

 

according to windows just over 42 thousand files in my music folder or 600gb of the stuff.

post #12 of 61

I want a low priced player with 4 micro SDXC card slots.

post #13 of 61

The prices of SDDs are getting lower. The number of ppl who want to carry around thousands of songs are pretty small, unfortunately.

post #14 of 61

I have an iPod 5G 60go too, but in it I have a Tarkan => Compact Flash Sony Adaptator => Memory Stick Pro Duo Adaptator => Two micro SD, you can also up to 128go ;)

post #15 of 61

Does that work ok - I mean the Tarkan adaptor >> CF Adaptor >> SD card??

 

I have the Tarkan and a 64GB CF card in my Ipod Video - I couldn't afford to go higher capacity. If you could use a CF adaptor and use SD cards it would be more affordable.
 

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