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Help. Looking for a news portable player

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Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

im looking for a new portable player. I will use it on the bike, while running and to listen to audiobooks in the bed.

 

My main concern is: I need very quiet audio output when listening in the bed. Atm im using my nexus7 for that, and my ears are bleeding :/. Its much to loud. I'm unsure how other mp3 android players perform in this category. I dont mind mobilephone recommendations either, i could use a new one anyways.

 

Ipods are a nogo for me due to itunes.

 

 

Expectations:

 

-light weight

 

-touchscreen

 

-on the lowest output setting, as quiet as possible

 

-decent buildquality

 

 

To me it seems like, there are ipods which are close to perfect. But unusable due to itunes. And then there's crap, with tons of bugs :/

post #2 of 4
Sandisk Clip+ 8 GB with a 64 GB micro SD card Rockboxed is a must.
www.rockbox.org
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

i had one. They are ok. But i would prefer a bigger display/ touch.

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Cowon iAudio. Pick a version. I have the 10 and it sounds great (with the right earbuds, of course), has a touchscreen and doesn't need iTunes. Has 40 volume steps. For me, 10-15 is comfortable. Below, it gets down to barely audible, if you want.

 

Here is my review on Amazon, if you are interested. It describes, how the Cowon works and how music can be organized. All this is not written in the manual (well, the manual is THE weak spot of the player. This is why I wrote about all that).

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A16EIOIRQL2NSM/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

 

(Personal remark: touchscreens are much inferior than the iPod scroll wheel IMHO. They are cheap and thus an advantage for the manufacturer, but for users...? You run around with an always dirty device, full of fingerprints. Ugly!).


Edited by mironathetin - 11/11/13 at 3:08am
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