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What makes a good Portable Cassette Player?

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Hi guys. I'm wanting to pick brains again. My portable rig is currently a Philips PCDP and a pair of Sennheiser HD25 adidas, but I'm constantly having to rebuy CDs as they get scratched too easily in my bag everyday so I stopped using it and started using my Android phone, but the quality is just too low when I've been spoiled by the PCDP.

This got me thinking about a Portable Cassette Player, as I remember reading on these forums a few years ago that the Walkman WD6 (or something like that) was superior to even a high-end Discman. As that Walkman is quite an expensive purchase, I'm wondering what technology it employs to achieve this and whether that's available in any cheaper units.

It's this method that got me to discover my Philips PCDP, which is still the best one I've heard compared to any Discman. I think I just did a search for 4 times oversampling and found it. So are there any similar searches I could try to find a decent undervalued high end Portable Cassete Player, or shall I just bite the bullet and lay out the cash for the Walkman?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 6

Cassette player....really?700

Buy your CDs and rip them to lossless, and then leave them home where they will not get scratched. Why anyone would carry a CDP or cassette player around in 2013 is beyond me.

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

Cassette player....really?700

Buy your CDs and rip them to lossless, and then leave them home where they will not get scratched. Why anyone would carry a CDP or cassette player around in 2013 is beyond me.

 

Yep, ^ Ditto!

post #4 of 6

By ripping your stuff in lossless you are basically getting the same quality files as your CD, you should after this get a nice player like say C3, or even buying an amp for your ipod

post #5 of 6
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All my CDs are saved in Apple lossless and on my iPod, but the sound quality I get from my iPod is just nowhere near as good as my PCDP. Do you think the better option for me would be an amp instead then? If so, can I get one that will produce as good a SQ as my PCDP from my iPod for less than £100?
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How much is 100 pounds in dollar?, you can get the e12 or the C&C Bh those are those two most talked about amps in the forum right now, you can forward the question to the portable amp page , be sure to also order an LOD to connect the ipod and the amp instead of a mini to mini jack

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