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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post


A lot of users here, including me, have terabytes of uncompressed music. I have 320kbps copies for portable use that still take up half a terabyte. 64Gb isn't enough, even after giving up my (perfectly justifiable) audiophile conceits about lossless formats. Sure, I can curate my collection by picking what to bring, but I invariably forget to load something I later wish I had. Space is cheap, why not just carry all of it, all the time?

 

Whoa. That's quite the collection there.

 

Point taken.

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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post


A lot of users here, including me, have terabytes of uncompressed music. I have 320kbps copies for portable use that still take up half a terabyte. 64Gb isn't enough, even after giving up my (perfectly justifiable) audiophile conceits about lossless formats. Sure, I can curate my collection by picking what to bring, but I invariably forget to load something I later wish I had. Space is cheap, why not just carry all of it, all the time?

 

How are you carrying 500GB around with you? I can't wait for 128GB cards to be available (and somewhat affordable). The X5 and a couple of those cards would do me :)

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My mp3 music takes up about 152 GBs of space. I haven't really added much to it for yeras now though. I'm mainly ripping in lossless now. Wish I had started earlier though....

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

How are you carrying 500GB around with you? I can't wait for 128GB cards to be available (and somewhat affordable). The X5 and a couple of those cards would do me :)

 

Not actually 'in-stock', but available to order from Amazon Japan (via Tenso, or PriceJapan, probably, if you happen to live outside Japan):

 

http://tinyurl.com/ldv64mb

post #4055 of 19490

Only 1/10 of my collection is above 320k and I have about 750gb total... On a full-size external HDD. I assumed most people here had that much music :-P No sense obsessing over DAPs and DACs if you have a small digital music collection imo ;)

post #4056 of 19490

I actually am going to upgrade to 4 TB drives soon in order to fit my entire collection.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

My mp3 music takes up about 152 GBs of space. I haven't really added much to it for yeras now though. I'm mainly ripping in lossless now. Wish I had started earlier though....

Lee, all this talk about storage space on DAP is bit strange to me. i have about 1.5 terra flac files and 600G mp3 of all kind and i am not complaining. actually 120g storage is more than enough because even with this you get lost in choices. i often find myself thinking some minites about what music i want listen now because too many files and want hear them all... plus various genres i have spoil my choices too... recently i bumped into Ray Charles and after ended with soundtrack from Jungle Book cartoon from 1967, and sometimes i even cannot remember all music i have, so some limit space can be helpfull sometimes biggrin.gif

where i see no compromise possible is sound quality and portability for me personally.
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@dirihf - Thanks for the impressions, very useful.

 

To the others talking about listening impressions done at a show.  In my mind, because this is a portable device and you would normally be listening to it in varied environments, if you can hear an improvement in a noisy show, that is VERY useful info.  I for one use my portable to drown out the back ground noise.  Does not mean that critical listening is not a good thing but considering how the device is used most definitely comes into play.

 

It is true that you may not be able to hear the device at it best until you get it into an anechoic chamber or sound booth, but I doubt many of us have access to one (I do, but I don't go there to listen to my music outside of work).

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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post


 recently i bumped into Ray Charles

 

 

Well, that's extremely ironic!

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 recently i bumped into Ray Charles

 

Did you at least say excuse me? The poor man is blind for crying out loud! ;)....

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In spite of the fact that I have had a very poor experience using the X3 (it seems all of my trouble stems from iffy firmware), I have still not completely dismissed the notion of trying the X5 instead when it appears here in the US. However, I was just looking over the published specs for the device, and I am dismayed and shocked to find that the USB cable is still just USB 2! That can't be right, can it?? Surely they would be shipping this technology with USB 3 capabilities! Am I wrong? I can't imagine sending 50gb of files to the device using USB 2.

post #4062 of 19490

What's the big deal? You'll be limited by the write speed of your SD cards anyways before the USB standard would even top out....


Edited by lee730 - 2/2/14 at 2:46pm
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post

In spite of the fact that I have had a very poor experience using the X3 (it seems all of my trouble stems from iffy firmware), I have still not completely dismissed the notion of trying the X5 instead when it appears here in the US. However, I was just looking over the published specs for the device, and I am dismayed and shocked to find that the USB cable is still just USB 2! That can't be right, can it?? Surely they would be shipping this technology with USB 3 capabilities! Am I wrong? I can't imagine sending 50gb of files to the device using USB 2.

Just like apple, samsung, htc, blackberry, and nokia do, right?
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Originally Posted by Cannikin View Post

In spite of the fact that I have had a very poor experience using the X3 (it seems all of my trouble stems from iffy firmware), I have still not completely dismissed the notion of trying the X5 instead when it appears here in the US. However, I was just looking over the published specs for the device, and I am dismayed and shocked to find that the USB cable is still just USB 2! That can't be right, can it?? Surely they would be shipping this technology with USB 3 capabilities! Am I wrong? I can't imagine sending 50gb of files to the device using USB 2.
A standard USB 2.0 external HDD will take the same amount of time to transfer 1 TB as a 3.0 model from an SSD due to the transfer media's speed restrictions. Similarly, USB 3.0 and 2.0 SD card readers feature the exact same file transfer rates due to SD card transfer capabilities.
post #4065 of 19490

Samsung does offer USB3 with the Note 3. Pretty fast in my experience.

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