Hey, Im looking to buy a new portable music player (but not apple).
I also dont want a volume-capped EU product (im in the UK), so I need to be able to buy it from elsewhere...or the device needs to be able to be flashed or modded to remove the cap!
I am a bit of a perfectionist and would like some nice sound to help inspire my work...
I have done a fair amount of research but it is still a tough choice, and would love to hear peoples thoughts or advice!
I am currently attracted to the Sony z-series (mainly the Z1050 / 60) which I can still get on ebay from japan (uncapped)
this seems like a lot to pay for something that I cant make calls on though! I understand that it is the amp which bumps the price up.
but...is this kind of player not obsolete now?
And this is part of the brief I guess...my phone is a bit crap so I was thinking that maybe some of the new phones may be good enough for my audio needs.
- I read samsung have good audio
- And ive also seen the new HTC range with 'beats' audio...although I know that the beats brand is somewhat of a gimmick..
HTC one http://www.handtec.co.uk/htc-one-v-black.html ...which I may be able to flash or mod to remove the cap.
- I have always liked sonys products and have also considered an xperia J ...or even an old w995 etc! Apparently the sonys also have a 'warmer' sound.
- I will also be getting some decent headphones (been looking at the IE9's etc...but will cross this bridge when I have a player in mind :D)
Videos and web browsing are less important to me. I would also probably be disabling any wifi ability as I dont think the frequencies do your body any good.
On this note...has anyone ever looked at the frequencies headphones produce?! :D
Any help appreciated...thanks for reading
Edited by leon11 - 1/27/13 at 3:15pm