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post #181 of 216
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 

IMO only apple devices worth using is classic or touch. Classic for storage space, touch for spotify, google music, pandora etc support and external dac support. The nano just can't compete with the cheaper sony walkmans imo. the shuffle is practically useless, especially when sansa clip zip is cheaper, same-ish size, has expandable storage and rockbox.

How does the classic harrddrive hold up to say getting your headphone cable caught on something and having it fall on the floor?  Now that I've seen 128gb micro sd cards as low as $99 I don't particularly see much advantage to a hard drive based player.     I wish apple would just make an ipod touch with a cheaper but more indestructible screen and i would probably be all over it.  But, I may be the first person ever to just ftp over my entire music collection just to avoid itunes.  edit btw today was the day I saw it for that price http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1034096-REG/sandisk_sdsdqui_128g_a46_128gb_ultra_micro_sdxc.html


Edited by mamamia88 - 6/2/14 at 1:00pm
post #182 of 216

Like any hdd based device, drops are NOT good. They make protective cases that help though...

post #183 of 216
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 

Like any hdd based device, drops are NOT good. They make protective cases that help though...

What's the point in a "portable player" if it's not very shock proof?  Sure you could use one of those amp stands with the dock for it and drive some really nice headphones but, at that point wouldn't it be better just to use your computer for music if the amp is tied to your desk anyway?

post #184 of 216
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Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
 

What's the point in a "portable player" if it's not very shock proof?  Sure you could use one of those amp stands with the dock for it and drive some really nice headphones but, at that point wouldn't it be better just to use your computer for music if the amp is tied to your desk anyway?

I'm amazed at how well my Hifiman HM801 has taken drops

 

still any more news on this? 

post #185 of 216
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Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
 

What's the point in a "portable player" if it's not very shock proof?  Sure you could use one of those amp stands with the dock for it and drive some really nice headphones but, at that point wouldn't it be better just to use your computer for music if the amp is tied to your desk anyway?

 

I guess most people are actually careful with their stuff and don't plan on dropping it ;)

post #186 of 216
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Originally Posted by indieman View Post
 

 

I guess most people are actually careful with their stuff and don't plan on dropping it ;)

True but, it's bound to happen from time to time.   As careful as I can be I still sometimes I think it's in my pocket but, it's sitting on the desk, and I get up to go to the bathroom or just stretch my legs and boom it's on the floor.  

post #187 of 216

That probably wouldn't be enough to kill it, esp with a case, but you never know... the classic's really aging anyway. But there's not really a similar capacity mp3 player readily available to compete with it. If sony made a walkman with with sdxc support for around the same price or cheaper than classic, it'd be a game ender.

post #188 of 216
My original iPod classic (I now have 2) has survived several drops so far and performs perfectly although it's always been in a case. I've had it for nearly five years and the battery still holds charge like day one ie 30 odd hours or so of lossless playback. The battery of my Sony A818 by contrast deteriorated after about 2 years, whenever I get it out of the drawer it's flat. my 2 Sansa clips have always had pretty pathetic battery life and are seldom used. The great things about the classic are absolutely flawless gapless playback(which is essential to me) massive capacity(2 classics hold most of my music in Alac), brilliant UI, very good clean sound from headphone out & a great line out.
The Sony undoubtedly sounds better from headphone out nut imo the clip doesn't ;sounding more congested with a narrower soundstage, The Sansa is good for what it is, a cheap compact dap but the iPod Classic for me at least can't be beaten overall,
post #189 of 216
My love of the line comes from being able to grab some IEMs like the re-0 or a yuin ear bud, grab either of my rock boxed clips depending on what I'm going to listen to, and have a very small but fully entertaining setup. Only setup I've had that was less annoying to carry would be the 6th gen nano on a watch strap and an IEM. I don't mind the lower battery life because I'm not going to listen for 30 hours straight. But I do love the sound of my 5th gen 60gig iPod, although the hard drive spin up can take a few moments, probably due to age. Still sounds great tho.
post #190 of 216
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

My love of the line comes from being able to grab some IEMs like the re-0 or a yuin ear bud, grab either of my rock boxed clips depending on what I'm going to listen to, and have a very small but fully entertaining setup. Only setup I've had that was less annoying to carry would be the 6th gen nano on a watch strap and an IEM. I don't mind the lower battery life because I'm not going to listen for 30 hours straight. But I do love the sound of my 5th gen 60gig iPod, although the hard drive spin up can take a few moments, probably due to age. Still sounds great tho.

Yeah that's the appeal of the clip to be as well.  A pair of iems and a clip will fit in an altoids tin.   I don't feel like carrying a backpack just for music listening.   And while I could use my s3 for music if I'm carrying around the iems in the altoids tin anyway I might as well just throw the clip in there as well.  And when taking a walk or doing housework it's so much more convenient to hit the button for next track then pull the entire thing out of my pocket.  Don't know what apple was thinking actually making the nano bigger and removing the clip.  Just make the watch sized one with more capacity.  

post #191 of 216
It's is frighteningly thin without a clip, and I've actually found its video capabilities useful. Instead of an altoids tin, I can put it in my Klipsch S4s case with the IEM.
post #192 of 216
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

It's is frighteningly thin without a clip, and I've actually found its video capabilities useful. Instead of an altoids tin, I can put it in my Klipsch S4s case with the IEM.

Good to know.   Would be nice if they could make one with more storage space though.   I don't like the all touch concept either.  That's one of the main reasons I use my clip instead of my phone.   Walking down the street clipped to the bottom of my shirt I don't even have to think about it to change the tracks.  The clip is so useful it's hard to give up once you have it.  And you actually watch video on that thing?   I would think by now everybody would use a phone or tablet for video on the go.   Same goes for sony too.  Make a damn e series with the 70 hours or so of battery and 32gb+ of storage and you have a sale.   I'll make due without the clip for that.  


Edited by mamamia88 - 6/3/14 at 4:57pm
post #193 of 216
Oh, I do. It's just that I am too lazy to find a way to convert iTunes video to something android can use. Or an android player that can natively play it for that matter. My phone setup is a little convoluted, I have my phone with no data for 10 a month using a Moto X, and 30 a month for 3gigs on an iPad mini. Cheaper than the 105 I was paying for similar service.
post #194 of 216
I must admit I don't listen for 30 hrs at a time either I love music but not that much! It's just nice to not have to think about changing all the time, A really frustrating thing about the clip+ is the inaccuracy of the battery level indicator, after 50% it just plummets and it can just die on you. I used to carry a Duracell battery pack with me foe this reason. The improved battery life of the Sport seems great but I thingk the design of the clip+ is still better with nice tactile controls ans simple screen[who needs colour/Album art on something this size?
post #195 of 216
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

Oh, I do. It's just that I am too lazy to find a way to convert iTunes video to something android can use. Or an android player that can natively play it for that matter. My phone setup is a little convoluted, I have my phone with no data for 10 a month using a Moto X, and 30 a month for 3gigs on an iPad mini. Cheaper than the 105 I was paying for similar service.

Not a bad idea.  My s3 is on ting.  I can use all the data I want but,if I stick to 100mb or less it's just $3 for data.  And I don't make very many phone calls at all and I setup google voice for texting and disabled texting on my account.  Last month I paid like $14. 

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