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hey audiophiles, where do you store such a massive library of FLAC files besides a computer?

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i don't really get it, i've read of you guys having libraries with 300gb of pure flac files and besides your computer where do you store such a massive library? my library is aprox. 80gb right now and struggling with 64gb micro sd cards so from where do you guys get so much? ive heard of 128 microsd cards but seem to not go right with 64gb devices (like the fiio x3, says it supports up to 64gb)... also read of formatting the card to be compatible with those but back to the question, how?

post #2 of 40
You don't take it all with you. You manage the library on the computer, and select different albums, artists or tracks to rotate in and out of your on-the-go device. My bet is that you have a considerable amount of music that you want to keep, but you don't listen to very often - or that you used to listen to all the time, but it is no longer part of your daily set. I know I do.
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

My bet is that you have a considerable amount of music that you want to keep, but you don't listen to very often - or that you used to listen to all the time, but it is no longer part of your daily set. I know I do.

problem is my music library expands by 15gb every month if not more, and sometimes i am listening to trance and just decide to hear some synthpop, then reggae, so sadly it doesn't work like that for me (sigh) i listen to music 6-8 hours a day so... yeah music addiction

 

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You don't take it all with you.

shouldn't i do that?

post #4 of 40
Just because you want to carry it all doesn't mean you can do it easily. The real world does impose limitations. You could carry a laptop with a 4 TB external USB drive. If you want access to every song in the world, in flac lossless, at the tip of your fingers - well, all I can say is good luck. smily_headphones1.gif
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my engineer friend told me the same :tongue: even though 4tb would be awesome it doesnt fit in my pocket (unless its 2 SSD's) but, i just want a good portable high capacity player, i dont get how there can be SSD's of such a big size and no one putting one of those in a portable.

 

anyways, my idea is to get a Fiio x3 portable music player and get 2 64gb micro sd cards, and when i dont want to hear the music from A-O i switch to the other micro sd and hear artists which start from P-Z, basically change between 2 64gb cards pretending i have 128gb. do you know if i can stick out the micro sd in a x3 player without turning it off?

post #6 of 40
I use a 128GB usb drive + 64GB microSD with my tablet at work. They make a 512GB usb drive but it's still a little pricy.
post #7 of 40
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Originally Posted by Muinarc View Post

 They make a 512GB usb drive

128 + 64 = 512gb?  <--- nevermind already searched, seems you have a windows surface pro 2 tablet

 

anyways if its pricy then i guess no. i guess ill stick to getting 2 micro sd cards for use with galaxy s4 advance or fiio x3 if i buy it...


Edited by TegraStorm - 1/9/14 at 9:42pm
post #8 of 40

He was saying they also make a 512gb USB drive, but they are running around $500 right now.

 

You could wait for the Fiio X5, it has two sd ports.

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You could wait for the Fiio X5, it has two sd ports.

 

 

(ignore my poor mouse writing and paint skills... also ignore creepy man behind)

 

ok, so already read about how it will be here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661411/fiio-x5-thread-info-updated-on-jan-2nd-2014

 

will it support 24/196 FLAC files? 


Edited by TegraStorm - 1/9/14 at 9:45pm
post #10 of 40
I have a Synology NAS and can listen to every song (30,000+) on my phone anywhere I have internet access with the DS audio app.
Edited by Radioking59 - 1/9/14 at 9:43pm
post #11 of 40
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sounds cool, how does it work? via 3G?

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sounds cool, how does it work? via 3G?

Yeah, I have LTE here but I assume it would work on 3G too. It is streamed from your home hard drive which is plugged into your router. It works on any computer, Android or iOS device too. Anywhere with a internet connection.

http://www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/home_multimedia_audio_station

https://www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/home_mobile_support_ds_audio
post #13 of 40
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I have a Synology NAS and can listen to every song (30,000+) on my phone anywhere I have internet access with the DS audio app.

This is how you do it OP. Assuming you don't have network limitations and the associated knowledge to set it up. JRiver and Plex both work well too.

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 Assuming you don't have network limitations and the associated knowledge to set it up.

im fine with learning the concern for me would be the network... Guatemala is pretty much alot of mountains and valleys (& some tunnels) so it wont be fun. but its something i would get if my internet wouldnt be gone every 3 minutes. i am picturing myself even more than before how i will be carrying  my phone and 5 64gb micro sd cards inside the case... i just hope i can connect an external SSD to the fiio x5... you can right?

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Originally Posted by Radioking59 View Post

I have a Synology NAS and can listen to every song (30,000+) on my phone anywhere I have internet access with the DS audio app.

I suspect you aren't streaming 24/192K FLAC files. I'm also betting you aren't paying LTE data charges to stream 8 hours a day.
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