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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,

 

Looking for some advice on a portable player. Have owned ipod classics in the past but would consider any other brand. I'm currently using my phone ( xperia s) but i'm missing having a dedicated player. I have a few requirements -

 

1.High capacity or expandable (microSD)

2.User friendly, easy to read display.

3. Must be able to create on the go playlists.

4. Physical buttons for volume, skipping and pausing tracks.

5. Compatible with mac.

6. Great battery life.

7. Not too bulky.

8. Under $300.

 

I don't care about wifi or blutooth, I just simply want something that plays music. I've been looking at the Cowon players. They look great but I think they are hard to find in Australia. Maybe I should just get another iPod?

 

Thanks


Edited by Rocket84 - 7/8/13 at 8:11pm
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Also - Flac isn't a must, but would be nice to have. 

post #3 of 9

Clip Zip,

 

the display is decent, it has  a MicroSD expansion slot, it has good (around 4/5) sound quality, acceptable battery life, its UMS so its compatible with any OS, can run original os or rockbox, plays flac and AAC (might be problematic in high bitrate), its small (a bit bigger then a ipod shuffle),

 

The only downside i could think of is that battery life is in the 12-14h playing mp3 and might fall below 10 playing flac.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hmm...I was thinking at least 30hr battery. 

post #5 of 9

well...

 

Another option is the Samsung YP-R0 (if you can still find one)

 

The ipod series has no SD or flac support, the Samsung Player 4.2 is too big, sony players are just plain weird, all the decent "china crap" is way overpriced (and over rated, i have a colorfly c3 which is the biggest piece of junk i ever used)

 

The new cowon D20 might be a resonable choice, it has around 100h battery life while playing mp3 (might be lower playing flac), cowons are known for having very good sound quality and while my S9 fell apart, my old D2 is still marching strong since 2007.

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Rocket84 View Post

Looking for some advice on a portable player. Have owned iPod classics in the past but would consider any other brand. I'm currently using my phone ( xperia s) but i'm missing having a dedicated player. I have a few requirements -

1.High capacity or expandable (microSD)

2.User friendly, easy to read display.

3. Must be able to create on the go playlists.

4. Physical buttons for volume, skipping and pausing tracks.

5. Compatible with mac.

6. Great battery life.

7. Not too bulky.

8. Under $300.

I don't care about wifi or blutooth, I just simply want something that plays music. I've been looking at the Cowon players. They look great but I think they are hard to find in Australia. Maybe I should just get another iPod?

Try also posting this question on the website anythingbutipod.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

thanks 

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Aevum View Post

Clip Zip,

 

the display is decent, it has  a MicroSD expansion slot, it has good (around 4/5) sound quality, acceptable battery life, its UMS so its compatible with any OS, can run original os or rockbox, plays flac and AAC (might be problematic in high bitrate), its small (a bit bigger then a ipod shuffle),

 

The only downside i could think of is that battery life is in the 12-14h playing mp3 and might fall below 10 playing flac.

I get about 11, 12 hours on my Clip+ playing FLAC

post #9 of 9

Cowon X9

with 100 hr battery life, large LCD, Touch screen (resistive), Micro-SD slot, plays FLAC etc, under $300

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