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Looking for an alternative to an iPod

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

     As the title suggests, I'm looking for any good competitors to the iPod Classic. So, basically, any DAP with similar specs to the iPod Classic is something worth considering for me. I'd also like better SQ and/or a higher battery life because the iPod could be RockBox'd.

post #2 of 28

Do you need the storage space of the classic as that could be a deal breaker right there unfortunately.


Edited by davidcotton - 6/9/13 at 3:46am
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidcotton View Post

Do you need the storage space of the classic as that could be a deal breaker right there unfortunately.

Why? Do so many DAPs out there have less storage space than the Classics? Or are they small but expandable? Expandable storage is okay.

post #4 of 28

Basically the limit today is generally up to 32 gig.  After that it's down to available mods/sd cards.  So for example you have the clip plus up to 8 gig with 64 gig micro sd card and so on. 

 

Cheers

post #5 of 28

I would say that Sansa Clip+ is a good choice. You can buy it from Amazon and you have the slot to sd cards, just as the user before me said.
 

post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 

Hm, that may be a nice choice. I'll look into that. If I ever do buy one, it'll be pretty funny when I find out that I'm actually using an MP3 player made by SanDisk, with expandable storage from a SanDisk MicroSD card. tongue.gif The irony....

post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by JomiMendes View Post

I would say that Sansa Clip+ is a good choice. You can buy it from Amazon and you have the slot to sd cards, just as the user before me said.

 
+1 to that. The Clip is a great sounding little player.

BUT! Try before you buy, lest you end up with a player that has http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Sansa-Clip-Sansa-Clip/Sansa-Clip-loose-headphone-jack/td-p/145627.
post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 
Ah, okay. The expandability to up to 40 gig in a small package is a big selling point, but does it have a comparable battery life to the iPod? I plan to play it with a mix of 128/192/320 kbs mp3s and some flacs
post #9 of 28
Clip+ only does about 10hrs on a charge, and build quality is not that great, especially when compared to the iPod classic
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

Clip+ only does about 10hrs on a charge, and build quality is not that great, especially when compared to the iPod classic

Rockbox will bring that up to 15 or so hours, but build quality vs the Classic is certainly a fair point.

post #11 of 28

Fiio X3 is just around the corner, so far from all the information we got it's worth the wait and price and then some.

post #12 of 28
I agree, wait for X3
post #13 of 28
But again it comes down to storage unfortunatley. Cheers
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 

Fiio X3, huh? Alright, I'll wait for that and see if it's a good competitor. Thanks everyone! 

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post #15 of 28
Does anyone know why the Fiio X3 isn't in the head gear section or has it not been released yet?
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