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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

Did you try using its Line Out?

Mike

I never used it as a source for listening, just recorded and copied the files via usb for editing.
post #497 of 1302

Thanks for the reply!

 

Mike

post #498 of 1302
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Thanks for the reply!

 

Mike

Happy to do so.

 

Are you actually considering one of these as a transport/source for strictly listening, or do you have recording projects you'd like to try with it as well?  For the price, I wouldn't really bother getting one if you don't plan to put those lovely mics to use.

 

If you do plan to do a little field recording, if it's anything like its predecessor, I'm sure it'll work like a charm - just make sure to keep it on a boom with some suspension as I recall it really picks up any movement of your hand on the unit.

 

Best of luck!

post #499 of 1302
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Happy to do so.

 

Are you actually considering one of these as a transport/source for strictly listening, or do you have recording projects you'd like to try with it as well?  For the price, I wouldn't really bother getting one if you don't plan to put those lovely mics to use.

 

If you do plan to do a little field recording, if it's anything like its predecessor, I'm sure it'll work like a charm - just make sure to keep it on a boom with some suspension as I recall it really picks up any movement of your hand on the unit.

 

Best of luck!

 

He uses the PCM-M10 as his main player... I think you haven't seen his transportable rig!!!!!!! :-)

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He uses the PCM-M10 as his main player... I think you haven't seen his transportable rig!!!!!!! :-)

Heh, I have not, no.

 

Now I have :)

 

 

Just checked out some of your photos zilch0md.

 

To be honest, I like my listening gear as stripped down as possible.  I couldn't justify carrying around a set of condenser mics without wanting to put them to use.

 

Do you suspect the sound reproduction on the D100 to surpass your M10?

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Yeah screw that number. Taylor Swift's Fearless CD (I've only used it maybe 4 times since I bought it new) took 41 minutes to rip + 1 minute to detect the pre-gaps. Add on another 3 hours to get my drive to read past track 2 (I've been trying to rip the dang thing since my last post). I have no idea why, but it seems to be a really crappy optical drive for EAC rips. Sometimes it works, sometimes it gets to track 2 and freezes/becomes non-responsive indefinitely.

Your drive must have good taste. It is rejecting anything "Taylor Swift" wink.gif lol.
There there, that album was all the rage back in high school. Singing those songs a la karaoke-style was fun. tongue.gif


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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.
I had the D50 - great little recorder, but I would never consider using it as a music source. I'm sure it would work fine, but you'd be getting a little too close to having a backpack audio station.

If you do happen to do any recorder though, I highly recommend these units.  I've also owned a very nice Tascam recorder and I think the Sony has it beat for audio quality & size.  Did some field recording of street musicians in Beijing about 3 years ago - extremely fun experience.

Go record something.
Thanks! I'll consider that. I own a pair of binaural microphones and it would be great to have a dedicated recording device. I have a Tascam dongle for my iPhone....but good 'ol iOS 7 killed the compatibility needed to use the Tascam recording app. -_-
I need to look for another app that does just as good, or better, of a job as that app.
post #502 of 1302
I'm back...

I intend to compare the line outs of the M10 and D100 with several amps (desktop and portable) and will keep the better of the two recorders. I have no more interest in their mics and preamps than I do the headphone amps of most DAPs. If I could buy an amp-less DAP with all the features of the D100 (other than its mics and pre-amps), I would do so, eagerly. :-)

Mike
post #503 of 1302
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

I'm back...

I intend to compare the line outs of the M10 and D100 with several amps (desktop and portable) and will keep the better of the two recorders. I have no more interest in their mics and preamps than I do the headphone amps of most DAPs. If I could buy an amp-less DAP with all the features of the D100 (other than its mics and pre-amps), I would do so, eagerly. :-)

Mike

I can understand that - the D50 sure was easy to navigate and work with.  I just figured paying for something you're not using (ie mics & applicable components) seems unnecessary, is there really no DAP out there that you'd be willing to use, or have you already been through the gamut?

 

I don't know much about the components in that recorder - I imagine it has a pretty bad-ass DAC if you're that interested...maybe I should go do some reading...

 

Well best of luck with the comparison - have you already picked up a D100, or is that a future endeavor?

 

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

 

Oh, and I stand by my previous statement: record something :)

post #504 of 1302
It won't be available in the U.S. until March 1st.

i've made a couple of recordings with my M10, but that's it. :-)
post #505 of 1302
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The only thing that's a little annoying with these players is that they all require a significant re-tagging.  And yes, I know mp3tag is great - but not for Mac users.

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BTW - any Mac users out there who could recommend something similar?  I haven't found an audio file tagger which allows you to selectively remove ID3v2 tags - write ID3v1 tags, and also generate tags from filename, etc.  All of those features are key for getting our cards 'audiophile dap ready'.

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Anyhow, if they could fix that issue I would be very grateful - it would mean not having to limit the tag info...which would allow us to use the same card on different players, including ones that read ID3v2.  I'm not sure what could be so challenging to just have the player ignore the tags it cannot use, but then I'm not a software engineer.


I use MP3 tag to do exactly that on my Macbook Pro, and in fact just batch formatted a bunch of files that I ripped from a CD recently.  Currently I'm running v2.57, though I am being told there is an updated version ready.

post #506 of 1302
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I use MP3 tag to do exactly that on my Macbook Pro, and in fact just batch formatted a bunch of files that I ripped from a CD recently.  Currently I'm running v2.57, though I am being told there is an updated version ready.

Do you happen to have a link for that? I was pretty darn sure there was no Mac version of mp3 tag out there, at least I've not been able to track one down.
post #507 of 1302
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Do you happen to have a link for that? I was pretty darn sure there was no Mac version of mp3 tag out there, at least I've not been able to track one down.

 

I don't know where I found it, I've had it for some time now.  I think mine's a copy that already has a WINE encapsulation embedded in it, I just copied it to the girlfriend's MacMini and it ran without any configuration.  I've uploaded it to DropBox for you:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dgmorcyi6ip7snj/nIaijeRgu9

 

Please, as always, consider donating to the author for his great work :)

post #508 of 1302
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I don't know where I found it, I've had it for some time now.  I think mine's a copy that already has a WINE encapsulation embedded in it, I just copied it to the girlfriend's MacMini and it ran without any configuration.  I've uploaded it to DropBox for you:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dgmorcyi6ip7snj/nIaijeRgu9

 

Please, as always, consider donating to the author for his great work :)

Ahh, the WINE explains it.  I mostly try to avoid that if I can.  Either way, I have access to a PC, so I'll just keep using that for my tag editing for now.

 

Thanks for the help though Saidear - I'll take a look at what you've uploaded and maybe give it a try.

 

Best,

post #509 of 1302
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Originally Posted by Gignac View Post
 

Ahh, the WINE explains it.  I mostly try to avoid that if I can.  Either way, I have access to a PC, so I'll just keep using that for my tag editing for now.

 

Thanks for the help though Saidear - I'll take a look at what you've uploaded and maybe give it a try.

 

Best,

Well the beauty of that version is that there is no 'tweaking' needed to make it run - just open it up and use as normal.  The keyboard shortcuts don't work as easily (it expects Windows ones and not the native OSX ones) but it's fine enough for me at least. 

post #510 of 1302
To the members that suggested dbPoweramp... a BIG THANK YOU!!
Very fast CD ripping, haven't tested all the FLACs I have created yet but the few I did sounded good.

The AK arrived and it's in my local post office. Can't wait to try it out.
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