Originally Posted by Lostinspace
Originally Posted by tgdinamo
iPhone usually in one pocket, Tera in the other (or shirt pocket), and iPad in my bag.
It's interesting how you would zero in on that iPad in pocket when you knew perfectly well what I meant?
If you already have an iphone in your pocket, why's it so important to have a Tera player in the other which allows you to change tracks without looking at the screen? Can't you just play an album on your iphone, put it on shuffle or even make a playlist?
On top of that, I've looked at the controls on the Tera and for the life of me I can't work out how you'd be able to know what music was on it, let alone go about selecting it. Must require the insight of a zen master.
I did that for years (playlists & shuffle on iPhone). I still have playlists and shuffle available on Tera as well - have several smaller capacity SD cards for playlists and even though I hardly ever use shuffle it is available if I want it).
But I really think of Tera as turntable in pocket and get the most enjoyment from it using it similar to how I used turntables (reminds me of how I used to listen to music when I was in HS when I really got hooked on music - makes me more likely to listen to full albums and I end up listening to a lot of songs I would not put in my playlists - often happened on iPhone where after few second preview I would discard 80% of songs on CD's I bought and not add them to playlists at all - but it turns out when I give those songs more of a chance I end up liking a lot of them).
Organizing music on SD's for Tera does require some planning. I either use small cards with just a few albums and know/remember what I store on them, but I also have several large cards (128GB) where I store all my favorite artists (all of their albums) from certain genres. Since Tera sorts everything alphabetically it's not that hard to follow where you are if you know your artists and their albums (which are subfolders under artists and I prepend the years of release to names of albums which really helps to find what I want).
But this work in terms of getting organized is obviously one key compromise people who go with Tera must make.
One thing I hate on the iPhone was the triple click required on their headphones to move back (more than half the time I could not execute that reliably and would end up moving forward instead).
But SQ is the main advantage of Tera - if iPhone sounded even close as good as Tera and could play HD music I would probably have never even looked at Tera in the first place.