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Need MP3/4 Flac Player within 5K

sam_738844

Wise Old Owl
Yo Audioheads

Need an mp3 player which is sleek and tiny in size, better if wearable/clipable with capacity to store around 500 Songs at a go within 5K.

Pretty much worn-out with my heavy-a$$ big-a$$ phone to listen with, carrying it in overly-crowded bus, plugging in-out, changing tracks has become irritating.

Please suggest.
 

Anorion

Sith Lord
Staff member
Admin
It's a little old, but one of the most recommended, and trusted.
yep, it plays flac
you can get 8GB version in your budget
Frequency response is a flat line, so no smile curve or a colored sound as in the Cowon players (though some prefer that)
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
get a clip+, flash the rockbox firmware to it if you prefer (do read on that), get a lanyard to hang it around your neck for ease of use. the clip series has been consistently favoured as a very good budget PMP with an easy to handle, small form-factor by many for years now. check a review and some feedback on anythingbutipod.

P.S. - the SQ indeed sounds neutral to me on it, as i was told before i had purchased it. and it responds very well to EQ'ing.
 
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sam_738844

sam_738844

Wise Old Owl
It's a little old, but one of the most recommended, and trusted.
yep, it plays flac
you can get 8GB version in your budget
Frequency response is a flat line, so no smile curve or a colored sound as in the Cowon players (though some prefer that)

Nice! Man thanks. Zeroing on it.
[MENTION=120775]GhorMaanas[/MENTION] --> Sure thanks, I visisted the rockbox page moment ago, it perfectly supports the clip+ stable port. Just want to know in brief what rockbox brings to my table exactly? From an experienced user.
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
i haven't used the player ever on stock FW (or may be have, but for only a few moments that have been erased out of my memory now), so can't give you a comparative feedback, but rockbox anyway 'unlocks' a plethora of options in the player, so many that most might not be used by a user all the time, but the significant ones include a better battery life (esp. on FLAC playback), gapless playback, crossfeed, replay gain, more EQ'ing options and presets, more playlist options, etc. also includes some unique things like games, themes, etc.
 

sandynator

Cyborg Agent
I had got Sansa Fuze V2 in jan 2015 & somehow I prefer Original sansa firmware than the Rockbox.

Its just me had tried rockbox for few days but I prefer original firmware's SQ above Rockbox so just freshly formatted it & innstalled the latest original F/w
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
im just curious
does the sd card slot support 128gb and bluetooth?
Im thinking of picking one up myself
 
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sam_738844

sam_738844

Wise Old Owl
im just curious
does the sd card slot support 128gb and bluetooth?
Im thinking of picking one up myself

You really ought to have some very crafty plans about that 128GB in a Mp3 player. That amount could store almost everything audible On Earth. :D:D
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
You really ought to have some very crafty plans about that 128GB in a Mp3 player. That amount could store almost everything audible On Earth. :D:D

Lol I have loads of flac content and an entire original ripped collection of songs
my collection is around 200gb :D
still have the original disks,my mom uses the cds to listen to songs on her Bose Wave Soundtouch

flac is very large- 45mb per song on average

im thinking of getting 128gb for my phone if sansa doesnt support that much
 
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sam_738844

sam_738844

Wise Old Owl
I stand corrected, as a matter of fact, I just weighed my Songs collection...its 112 GBs. :p Talk about need for space now
 

ajayritik

Technomancer
Guys sorry for posting here. But just wanted to know what would be the best thing(PMP or speakers) that will be able to differentiate between a FLAC and an MP3 Song?
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
Guys sorry for posting here. But just wanted to know what would be the best thing(PMP or speakers) that will be able to differentiate between a FLAC and an MP3 Song?

the difference would be audible on both, but i prefer speakers to discern it. a good DAC/amp in the source hardware would be desirable, not forgetting the role of good medium (source/headphones) too. also, please note that the quality of a recording would also matter. in some tracks, the difference in a HQ MP3 and the FLAC version is not so prominent, while in others its instantly noticeable. that may be attributed to the difference in recording-qualities in both the instances.
 
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