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I love this exchange! It's great! From the hate to the love!
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Thread Starter 
Oh please, hating someone over something as trivial as a DAP is so androidtarded/iSheep. I don't attach myself to my gadgets strongly enough to take such trivialities so seriously. It's just a hunk of tin and plastic, not my first born. There'll be other gadgets down the road.
Edited by DigitalFreak - 12/20/13 at 8:54am
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Cool.
The DAP is still a hotly contested market given all the holes in most of the top candidates we shall see lots more additions with lots of debate about everything from Sq to useability.
Long may it last. I just hope no perfect one comes out too soon I've already spent too much on the ones with glitches. But they are amazing things to listen to all the same
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Glad you were able to at least agree on something with me. We should look into getting jobs in the UN. Watch world peace break out, lol.

Cool biggrin.gif
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Cool.
The DAP is still a hotly contested market given all the holes in most of the top candidates we shall see lots more additions with lots of debate about everything from Sq to useability.
Long may it last. I just hope no perfect one comes out too soon I've already spent too much on the ones with glitches. But they are amazing things to listen to all the same

I've been enjoying this thread as well, and the debates, if that's what you want to call them, have been interesting.

 

I actually really enjoy where the audiophile DAP market is right now...makes me almost think I could get into it myself.

 

Regarding the earlier posts - yes, cassette players - those were fun times. I used to record my favourite radio show 'Brave New Waves' on CBC Radio here in Canada every night so I would have something new to listen to the next day at school....then I moved to a minidisc recorder...sort of a lateral move to an extent...but I sure as hell thought I was cool at the time :smile_phones:

 

Mine was an Aiwa...cost me a small fortune (or at least that's how I remember it - I worked as a dishwasher for a catering company at the time making $5.45/hour.)

 

Good old days indeed!

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Is anyone here seriously considering getting that Sony PCM-D100 as a portable media player? :s
I'm interested in it, but at the same time, it looks ridiculously large. Maybe it'll be like a Samsung Galaxy S4 in my hand, meaning I can barely hold it in 1 hand.

It seems to have more distortion than the iBasso DX100, which has a pretty lame user interface that I wouldn't like to use.
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For those who can read Chinese, pretty good read:
http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=1575784
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I'll get one when it starts shipping in the U.S., but I'm not interested in its feeble headphone amp. I just want to use its card reader and DAC to Line Out. Anyone thinking of using one of these as a stanalone DAP is going to be disappointed in the SQ. It's a recorder, not a player. The headphone out is just a convenience feature for monitoring or field-checking your recordings.
Edited by zilch0md - 12/21/13 at 9:36pm
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I think I'm going to test how the AK100 performs as "transport" and as normal DAP and compare it with the X3... My project this Christmas break is to convert most of my music to FLAC...

 

(that should be fun...)

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I think I'm going to test how the AK100 performs as "transport" and as normal DAP and compare it with the X3... My project this Christmas break is to convert most of my music to FLAC...

 

(that should be fun...)

 

I hope you don't mean convert them from mp3 to flac.... :P. 

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I hope you don't mean convert them from mp3 to flac.... :P. 

 

Hahaha no lee!

I have the original CDs. 

I mean from CD to FLAC directly. ;-)

 

BTW, do ppl still use EAC as the main converter?

I haven't used any software for conversion in a while. 

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Hahaha no lee!

I have the original CDs. 

I mean from CD to FLAC directly. ;-)

 

BTW, do ppl still use EAC as the main converter?

I haven't used any software for conversion in a while. 

 

I use EAC to rip my CDs still. Works like a charm for me. You just have to put the time into setting it up properly the first time. For most of my other conversions I use Foobar and mp3tag for tagging.


Edited by lee730 - 12/21/13 at 8:47pm
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Me too, went through the EAC set-up guide and it worked very nicely...

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I hope you don't mean convert them from mp3 to flac.... :P. 

Hahaha no lee!
I have the original CDs. 
I mean from CD to FLAC directly. ;-)

BTW, do ppl still use EAC as the main converter?
I haven't used any software for conversion in a while. 
What??? Won't that take ages? It takes about 5 minutes to rip a CD with EAC when the CD is in good condition. At least for me it does. I have all the stupid parameters set properly and paranoid ripping or whatever EAC decides to do for accurate rips in FLAC.

Well...have fun with that?

I wanted to convert my FLAC library to ALAC some day so that people can easily browse iTunes during local meets, instead of slow Clementine, ugly Foobar, or just browsing my music folders.
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yep, will take some time...:popcorn:

 

I use foobar and dBPowerAmp for conversions, also.

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What??? Won't that take ages? It takes about 5 minutes to rip a CD with EAC when the CD is in good condition. At least for me it does. I have all the stupid parameters set properly and paranoid ripping or whatever EAC decides to do for accurate rips in FLAC.

Well...have fun with that?

I wanted to convert my FLAC library to ALAC some day so that people can easily browse iTunes during local meets, instead of slow Clementine, ugly Foobar, or just browsing my music folders.

 

5 minutes?

It's been like 20 minutes and I've only ripped 10 songs from my Operation Ivy CD (like 20+ songs)... maybe I configured something wrong as the CD is in good condition! Hmmmm... anyway, that's the plan. Let's see if with updated files, the X3 behaves better and finally creates the library database correctly... ugh!

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