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post #1 of 8
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Hi guys,

What are some good value DAP's from $100 to 700? I was looking at Iriver AK100 but there must be something as good for a much lower price right? I'm not really caring about SQ, but a decent battery life and storage (MicroSD) are needed. Can you suggest something within this range?

And no video player is needed.
Thanks.


Edited by asdfghjkzxcvbnm - 2/7/13 at 3:16am
post #2 of 8
you can try the imod series, eiher the 4th or the 5th gen, you can also try hisound studio or the lower ones , or the hifiman 602. dont think this is really a good place to ask if you dont put sq as the first requirement
post #3 of 8

You can always try the Cowon D2 or the J3 as a good compromise btw the high end DAPs and budget friendly + battery life.

Tried my friend's J3 and it worked well with my Westones so no issues there

post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

Hi guys,

What are some good value DAP's from $100 to 700? I was looking at Iriver AK100 but there must be something as good for a much lower price right? I'm not really caring about SQ, but a decent battery life and storage (MicroSD) are needed. Can you suggest something within this range?

And no video player is needed.
Thanks.

 

The Clip+ has very good SQ, is cheap, and has micro sd. Whether it has decent battery life depends on your definition of "decent" and what iems/headphone you are driving and how loud you like your music:

 

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Sansa-Clip-Sansa-Clip/How-is-your-Sansa-Clip-battery-life/td-p/19825/page/24

 

 

.. Call the battery life 8 to 15 hours depending on those factors (and, interestingly, the file type you play back.) You should tend more to the 15 than 8 if you choose your IEMs for efficiency rather than sound quality, unless you like hearing damage levels of volume.

 

The Clip is arguably always the first player to try if you don't need movie playback because it combines cheap with high quality playback (which you don't care about, but there you go.) The Fuze is the same sound quality and has better battery life but the current model's touchpad interface is almost universally loathed.


Edited by scuttle - 2/7/13 at 8:36am
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

you can try the imod series, eiher the 4th or the 5th gen, you can also try hisound studio or the lower ones , or the hifiman 602. dont think this is really a good place to ask if you dont put sq as the first requirement

 

These are the least sane recommendations possible to someone who has made a point of saying that he doesn't care about sound quality. Why pay extra for an ipod that has been modded to increase sq over a level that will already be more than sufficient?

post #6 of 8

The Cowon X7, X9 Samsung GLaxy Player 4.2 are great sounding DAPs and highly costumizable with very long battery, Sony Z, F series walkmen are also very good sounding with great battery life.

post #7 of 8

I'm going to keep looking back at this thread to see if someone really does post "The Thingio ZXDS623 sounds awful, but the battery lasts like about 2 weeks driving my electrodynamics.."

post #8 of 8
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I'm not really caring about SQ

You must be the only one on this forum who doesn't care about that. You may as well have a player with plenty of battery life then. Cowon X7,J3 or Apple iPod Classic 6/7th gen., a Samsung YP-P3 although its not expandable.

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