Brad

IPod Replacement

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Apologies if this has been discussed before. My iPod Classic is starting to act quirky and it may be starting to go.  I was thinking about a replacement, possibly a Touch but do I really need all the extra stuff since I already have an iPhone.  Over on the Steve Hoffman Board, someone mentioned a Sony Walkman NW A-45, which is compatible with iTunes.  As I wear (or am supposed to wear hearing aids), the Apple products are handy because they are compatible with the aids (the aids have Bluetooth and are wireless and I can play music through them) and I'd want a player that has Bluetooth.  

Any thoughts or opinions. Thanks. 

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I rarely go outside the Apple universe these days.  As the old ad slogan goes, they just work.

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Of course, you could always get a Pono. ;)

 

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30 minutes ago, mjzee said:

Of course, you could always get a Pono. ;)

 

Does the Pono have a bad rep.  A couple of the posters at the Hoffman Forum were really getting into it about the Pono.

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Brad, is there a reason why you won't use your phone? Not enough memory? 

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2 minutes ago, Scott Dolan said:

Brad, is there a reason why you won't use your phone? Not enough memory? 

Scott, correct.  I have a lot of other things on there and want to keep it separate. 

6 minutes ago, bluesoul said:

Not Apple, so probably not helpful, but here's a favorable review of the SanDisk player.  They also discuss the Sony a bit.

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-cheap-mp3-player/

When my Classic dies, I'll probably just get the SanDisk. 

 

Thanks for the article.  The Sony one is a tad different than the one mentioned at Hoffman, plus it doesn't have Bluetooth. 

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41 minutes ago, bluesoul said:

Not Apple, so probably not helpful, but here's a favorable review of the SanDisk player.  They also discuss the Sony a bit.

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-cheap-mp3-player/

When my Classic dies, I'll probably just get the SanDisk. 

 

My Classic is going OK at present, but I shall need a replacement in due course. I don't want a phone - I don't use mobile phones now and don't intend to start. So I want something basic. But big: my Classic holds 160 GB of music, it sez. The review of the SanDisk doesn't say anything about how much you can get in it. Do you or does anyone know?

MG

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4 hours ago, mjzee said:

Of course, you could always get a Pono. ;)

 

wait, what, you mean like that Stormy Daniels chick? I hardly think my wife would allow that!

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11 minutes ago, JSngry said:

wait, what, you mean like that Stormy Daniels chick? I hardly think my wife would allow that!

No, no, you're thinking of the Porno.  Unfortunately, that has no fidelity at all.

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48 minutes ago, mjzee said:

No, no, you're thinking of the Porno.  Unfortunately, that has no fidelity at all.

 

1 hour ago, JSngry said:

wait, what, you mean like that Stormy Daniels chick? I hardly think my wife would allow that!

She does live in Texas!

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Of course my wife lives in Texas. Where else would she live, duh.

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I mean Stormy ;)

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13 hours ago, mjzee said:

Of course, you could always get a Pono. ;)

 

Fuck Neil Young.  He's nothing but a grifter.

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Yes, and naturally it was because of Apple and the labels. It had nothing to do with the bullshit he and his company were trying to peddle. 

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On 3/27/2018 at 9:21 AM, Scott Dolan said:

Yes, and naturally it was because of Apple and the labels. It had nothing to do with the bullshit he and his company were trying to peddle. 

what bullshit now?

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“Hi-res” digital music. Most folks smelled that garbage out years ago. Unless it is a specific remaster that you cannot get anywhere else, you’re paying more for something you could have gotten for less. 

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One of players I’m looking at, the Sony Walkman, is actually cheaper than a iPod Touch. 

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I doubt you could go wrong with that. Sony has been one of the leaders in portable media for several decades. Hell, they pretty much pioneered it. 

I had a third gen iPod touch. They’re bulletproof, yet a bit pricey. 

My money says you’d hear little to no difference between the two. 

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I'm sure you're right. I'm not that finicky.  My iPod is starting to act up again.  I will probably need to get a replacement very, very soon. 

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A few years ago, I would have easily recommended a Fiio player, but their latest models seem to be plagued by Android operating system issues.

Unlimited budget? Check out the Pioneer XDP-300R https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Bluetooth-High-Resolution-Portable-XDP-300R-B/dp/B01N4NVMKR or the Onkyo DP-X1A https://www.amazon.com/ONKYO-Hi-Res-Digital-Player-DP-X1A/dp/B01M0XN4KI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1522525176&sr=1-1&keywords=Onkyo+DP-X1A Both have their issues but both have some major strengths, with memory expansion being a big one over any Apple product.

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“Supports MQA, tomorrows hi-res technology”! 

:lol:

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Those models, as Kevin notes, are a little pricey and I wouldn’t want to spread more than the price of a new Touch. 

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