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what portable media player to buy?
 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-07-06 21:28 [#02609666]
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local electronics market sells sony walkmen for 75€
(8gb)
thats more than what i paid for my refurbished ipod 15 years
ago.

toplists in the web havent sold me yet.
i have great difficulties finding information about quality
and functionality. prices and gb size vary greatly which
doesnt really help the matter.

so what is decent tech for trains and runs?
preferrably max 50€, less accepted.
ipod size and a small display would be nice, maybe playlists

im not gonna use my brick of a phone.



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 06:48 [#02609669]
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just here to say: hello, this has actually been on my mind.
that my phone is an obnoxious sack of corporate spyware that
may also get hacked with russian malware and i don't
actually need a "phone" to play mp3s 2/3 of the time i'm out
of the house with it? and didn't i used to have a device
that, like, just played mp3s instead acting like a rabid
shrew determined to gather every morsel of info about me it
possibly can?

so, i actually have a rather decent phone -- no brick, no
sir -- but last week or two i've really started to strongly
consider a dedicated device.

there is one -- augh; cannot remember. as soon as someone
says the name, i'll be like, "ok, yep, that's it" but i
don't have enough stale context left to just drop it here.
and, in fact, i was actually trying to remember this not but
a week ago: man, what was that good, just-a-music-player?
that did FLAC and all?


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-07-07 08:01 [#02609674]
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you tease!

:)

im sure there is one right for me and im getting the same
couple of names reading about it by now. still not sure.



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:07 [#02609675]
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a tease? only sort of. really, really.

i'll try and keep it short because i do have a vested
interest in this thred remaining on-topic: i specifically
remember someone mentioning a particular thing on IRC, and
perhaps i have the logs somewhere. then it came up again in
the comments on ars technica article -- the comments, the
random people, not the article itself. i can't quite dredge
up enough to get back which IRC channel it is, so... even
though i have the logs, it's likely a snipe hunt. the ars
technica article, their comment software is essentially just
an exposed toe of their forum; i could absolutely search for
this. but, like FLAC MP3 PLAYER that will be a lot.

hell, i guess i'll do that at some point soon -- not because
i figure i'll actually manage to dredge up the post of which
i am speaking, but because enough words like that and i'll
find one of sixteen posts speaking of the same fing


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-07-07 08:09 [#02609676]
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maybe you were thinking about a shanling
not sure i want to spend close to a 100€ but they seem to
be the recent leading product. comes with, all kinds of
formats including high res. as FLAC etc., bluetooth,
reasonably small sizes, display and exchangable micro sd´s.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:10 [#02609677]
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the brain is an owsum search engine, in some ways. like, i
tell my brain:

FLAC MP3 PLAYER HARDWARE NOT PHONE SHIT

and my brain comes back: archos

i stew a moment. shiiit, yeah, i remember that. i reply: no,
that's some shit from 2008, i wanted the more modern thing
we read about a year or three ago

and my brain comes back: archos

alright, fuck off, you're no good here


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:11 [#02609678]
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and yeah gruetoof. slave 2 sony


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:14 [#02609679]
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googled shangling. utterly not it.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:16 [#02609680]
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i think you should just splinter off into your own reality
and walk around with a yamaha MU2000 in your back with a car
battery and a tube preamp and play nothing but MIDI files
from video games.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:19 [#02609681]
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define "portable"


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-07-07 08:31 [#02609682]
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well a trolley makes everything portable
or pulling a horse cart
its good excercise


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:32 [#02609683]
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this is actually hard, without, like going to my other
computer and finding crusty old IRC logs. i'm finding quite
a few on the market and so far it's like... Fiio.... i
thiiiink


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:37 [#02609684]
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Mouth: Are you Lain?

Mouth: You're amazing. You can metaphorize your real world
body so completely.

Lain(wired): You're acting like a Cheshire cat.

Mouth: I can do only this much with my user permission
level.

Mouth: Most people can only form an ear. I'm better than
them.

Lain(w): Don't waste your breath on that. Give me
information.

Mouth: If I help Lain, everyone here will call me a hero.

Lain(w): You make too much noise.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-07-07 08:39 [#02609685]
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fiio seems alright.
now its down to FiiO M5 v.s. Shanling M0
i want it small, yet functional, both seem to do the trick
ill inspect closer after work
thx epic!



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:39 [#02609686]
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LAZY_TITLE


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 08:40 [#02609687]
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v. srs i want to leave my fone off, in a crisp packet, at
home, fucker doesn't even FLAC


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-07-07 09:21 [#02609688]
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i have, dunno, exactly wtf, think it's sony WX-1000XM3,
reliably i buy it a month before they drop the XM4. but
they're really good cans on most days. large; chunky. i look
like a tool. but i'm very clearly not able to hear you, you
neurotic people down the sidewalk. clearly time for you to
panic and cross-over. i would step aside but i find you
annoying so i'm just playing poker here and pretending i'd
do the absolute, worst thing ever -- share a sidewalk as i
walk by you; whistling dixie

but temps have been hitting 100F. pouring rain. global
warning; wetter shithed. and these are not, ummm, IPX9000 or
wtf eva. in fact, marvels of engineering they are, i've
spent a bit squinting at them, and they do seem to have some
microphones up-top that are very, very rain-exposed. and
these cost a bunch and i need music, i need music to walk,
to keep up the pace, without them i'll actually notice when
i push myself hard

and, so, last week, it's a thunderstorm, but i have to; i
have to. and i'm wearing a raincoat, obviously, to avoid
killing the headphones. but they have a doodle pad on the
ear to switch the track and i'm only a few houses down when
the coat starts doodling on the doodle pad. the track
switches. the track swi -- the tra-- the volume cha-- pause.
i try to adjust things. i even walk down a few blocks with
my right arm very gingerly holding my hood away from th--
the volu- the track swi--

am literally cussing, loudly, in the rain, by myself, hi
neighbors. right then, i thot: lord help me, don't care what
it costs, i'm ordering the WX9000 whatever earbud this is
intolerable

and i did. but they aren't here yet. and my phone has
moments where it pisses me off even more


 

offline mermaidman on 2021-07-07 10:04 [#02609690]
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one thread can't contain all the poop anymore! it is
spreading across xltronic!


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-07-07 13:23 [#02609693]
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its just the first time i wondered if epic is using a speech
to text program


 


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