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Best DAP for the gym?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone!

 

I am on the look out for a DAP for the gym. Would appreciate peoples experiences/views :)

 

My restrictions are:

- NO Apple products (I have way too many FLAC files that I am not transcoding)

- Must have a MicroSD slot

- Must be small and reasonably light

- Must support gapless playback

- Sounds good :)

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 13

One word: Sansa Clip (Clip+ or Clip Zip) + Rockbox.

post #3 of 13

A Shuffle, with this: http://www.amazon.com/X-1-Audio-INT4-BK-X-Waterproof-Headphone/dp/B00AIGZ72C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383133922&sr=8-1&keywords=h20+audio

 

I use it when I workout, just wear a head sweat type hat, it attaches to the back, and you don't have headphone cables getting in your way. Everyone responds with "I don't swim" and while I did get it for that originally, you can wear it in all workouts, and your shuffle is safe from your sweat, too. I love that thing, best workout companion. 

 

If I didn't already have a Garmin watch, I would give this a strong look: http://shop.iriverinc.com/index.php/iriveron-207/iriveron.html/

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Photofan1986 View Post
 

One word: Sansa Clip (Clip+ or Clip Zip) + Rockbox.

+1. Best option available.

post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

+1. Best option available.

 

I own it, and it's my second best option. And I don't presume to know that I have the best available. Just the best that I know of. :wink_face:

post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by reginalb View Post
 

 

I own it, and it's my second best option. And I don't presume to know that I have the best available. Just the best that I know of. :wink_face:

The OP specified non-Apple and a microSD slot, so that invalidates your Shuffle.:tongue:

(I'm not hating on the Shuffle, I had and liked one before):wink:

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post
 

The OP specified non-Apple and a microSD slot, so that invalidates your Shuffle.:tongue:

(I'm not hating on the Shuffle, I had and liked one before):wink:

 

Touche. 

post #8 of 13
There's only one true man on this planet to get the OPs job done, one man, one hope. The measure of measurements, the smallest of small, combined with the power of Rockbox the mighty dragon slayer lives on....The Sansa Clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvhW1Kyxpfw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Edited by H20Fidelity - 10/30/13 at 2:05pm
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

lol guys! Loving the recommendations and it seems to be pretty damn obvious!

 

Found a Sansa Clip Zip on eBay for 19 UK pounds (about 25 dollars or so). I feel a purchase coming on!!!!! Better get my gym card ready for action :)

post #10 of 13
Well there's a touch of sarcasm involved from my behalf if we're going to pick over the clip and put it to the test in a SQ technical shoot out, but its hard to beat for on go or gym use. I just find it very user friendly for outdoor use.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

What? You mean you were using Mariah Carey in a non serious way!? (now that is me demonstrating sarcasm) :)

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Krisman View Post
 

Hi everyone!

 

I am on the look out for a DAP for the gym. Would appreciate peoples experiences/views :)

 

My restrictions are:

- NO Apple products (I have way too many FLAC files that I am not transcoding)

- Must have a MicroSD slot

- Must be small and reasonably light

- Must support gapless playback

- Sounds good :)

 

Thanks!

 

I would get a Sansa Clip Zip and install Rockbox on it.  I love mine.  Goes everywhere with me.  Sound quality is very good too for as small as it is.  iPods work but they don't have expandable memory and they cost a lot more.  


Edited by hogger129 - 10/30/13 at 3:50pm
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

Sansa Clip Zip ordered! Thanks so much guys :)

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