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Do you EDC an mp3 player?

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Sly, May 12, 2016.

  1. Moshe ben David

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    Basically two of them.

    Years ago I used to use a Palm Pilot. And then devices that used that OS. When all that fell by the wayside I moved to the iPod Touch for the calendar, address book, and email. That device is a 2nd generation iPod Touch and is about to be retired -- it can't keep up with today's Internet. I always have about 5 GB of music on it.

    In my car I keep an iPod Classic. Holds about 160 GB of music. I set it on random and have my own version of a free form radio station as I drive!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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  2. T Shrapnel-Carruthers

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    Started with a RIO PMP500, then an iPod mini 1G, Nano 3G, and finally a Shuffle 2G. Liked the Nano the most.
     
  3. Rockman18

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    I started with a Halo special edition Zune and loved the ui and sound that it produced but when it got ruined I thought that I should get something that was actually supported and bought an ipod and have hated it from the day I bought it. I work in construction and listen to podcasts during the day with a LG Bluetooth headset and it works great

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    Update :
    I have discovered the joys of mobile HI-Fi music.
    I have re-encoded all my old CDs in FLAC & bought a dedicated HI-FI mobile player (AK Jr) and earpads (Audio Technica MSR7).
    I could have kept my smartphone to play those files, but the battery consumption is somewhat too important for my smartphone ; and furthermore, my phone tends to be fragile : I have broken it twice in 3 months.
    Therefore I NOW prefer to have a dedicated tool for my music :-D
     
  5. ElSockoBlanco

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    I´ve been carrying an AGPtek Mp3Player for over year now and it´s really handy. Long runtime, microSD, uncompressed audio...and I can leave it at the HiFi at a party without worrying about it getting stolen and it´s easy to operate and navigate.
    Way more convenient than using my mobile...
     
  6. Westerdutch

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    Oh, that's very interesting to see a positive review on the reliability of an AGPtek! I have been considering an A12 to replace my beloved Sandisk Clip+ (may she rest in pieces) but i've been putting if off because of some very bad experiences from a couple friends and different forums. What model do you use if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    I keep all my music on my Samsung Note 5.
     
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    I guess the agptek a02 is the most recent version of the one I have...you're welcome :)
     
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    Oh that a02 is nice and small too! Does it have a built-in microphone for voice recording and if so is the quality anywhere near decent? I have plenty mp3 players but the one thing i'm missing is something that can clip to a collar to record separate audio when shooting videos (clip+ was great for that). This could fit the bill but actual specs are difficult to find on these players.
     
  10. JC807

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    i've EDC'd music since i was 15, just over 20 years ago. firstly tape walkmans, then discmans.
    at the turn of the century I had the clip on mp3 player for the Ericsson T28:
    [​IMG]

    After that I went to a Sony MP3 walkman, then in 2009 iPhone 3gs, then 4s, 5s, 6s.
     
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    One of us, one of us, one of us....

    I had a look at that music player and I can't say the sharp angles appeal to me but the reviews are favorable
     
  12. DIlan

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    I use my smartphone for music EDC... of course, I have a :censored: memory card and a nice pair of Sony and Sennheiser headphones. And for now, it suits my needs. Think that I still have an old walkman and disc player (good old days). :)
     
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    I use my smartphone as well. but I still carry an original Ipod nano when I travel to certain countries so not to draw too much attention. it also doubles as a thumb drive too. [​IMG]
     
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    Fiio X3 II - I listen to lossless files, carry a pile of music around on MicroSD cards in a holder thays same size n shape as a credit card. The Fiio sounds amazing, plays any file type/encoding you throwat it, and with the flexibility of the MicroSD card swappage, it's awesome. With good earbuds, it also sounds amazing!

    Waiting for the Fiio X5 III... oh, and I don't have to use iTunes!
     
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  15. Jammin82

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    It's pretty much drag n drop, but a word of advice... Do the draggin' n droppin' to your card in a USB 3.0 card reader. If you load the card whilst in the Fiio, it is excruciatingly slow, since that connection is USB 2...
     
  16. Moshe ben David

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    Wow! With the demise of the iPod Classic (as far as Apple is concerned!), I've been wondering what, short of a smart phone, could be used for keeping my music library reasonably (meaning in pocket) portable. Hadn't researched it at all and hence had never heard of the Fiio device family.

    @Jammin82: Amazon shows the X5 2nd generation in stock; but perhaps you already knew that.

    L'chaim and thanks!

    Moshe ben David
     
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    I don't carry an MP3 player, I just use my phone and make sure to carry a battery pack or two for long trips.
     
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    Apple Ipod Nano a lot of times
    Small, lots of songs, doesnt affect my phone in any way
     
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    Only when I go to the gym, do I take my iPod Nano with me. ( I haven't been able to go to the gym in more than a year, due to injuries sustained in a car accident.)
     
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    I sometimes wear my 6th generation Nano in a watch band. The Nano was an employer gift. When I travel by plane, I definitely carry an MP3 player and a small international radio.