- MP3 Player That's Not Apple?
I’m looking for an MP3 player that doesn’t cost the earth and isn’t an iPod.
I’ve got rid of my Macbook and am now back to using a Windows PC and an Android phone. I was just wondering if there’s something other than an iPod that’s worth looking at. Not looking to spend a fortune if possible.
Also, does anyone know of any MP3 players that are compatible with Spotify? I may have to just pick up a cheap Android phone and use it as an MP3 player but looking for other options at the moment.Posted 2 years ago
Fiio? Top end one ain’t cheap, though:Posted 2 years ago
Pick up an Android phone with as much storage as you can, then install the Onkyo HF music player app:Posted 2 years ago
I use it on my iPhone, it sits in the bottom main app bar, and it’s my primary music app. It’ll play FLAC files on an iPhone, it has a pretty good equaliser if you want to tweak the sound for different ‘phones, and the cross-fade is superb, it does just about the best fades between songs I’ve come across. It just works really well.
Oh, and there’s a Windows Phone version, if you can find a cheap Windows device with loads of storage capacity, or a card slot that’ll take a high-capacity SDXCMicro card, same goes for Android as well.
I was looking for an MP3 player that wasn’t my phone, mainly so I didn’t wreck my phone using it in a jersey pocket when I’m out on the bike or on the turbo.
Having done a bit of looking about it would appear that the best bet will be to stick with my phone and put a bigger SD card in it.Posted 2 years agoToastyMember
I use a little Sansa Clip, swapped more recently to the Sport one. The main selling point being it doesn’t use my phone battery and I can carry it without needing my Camelbak. Supposedly 24 hours battery life. Navigation isn’t the best, as above, I normally just play by folder.Posted 2 years agomikesbikes71Member
i’m a big fan of the ipod shuffle (bear with me) for its ease of use voice over playlist navigation while running and riding but find it too small in capacity and would like something spotify compatible.
a few weeks ago i came across this new device whilst researching the subject.
not taken the plunge yet but tempted.Posted 2 years agoplyphonMember
I’ve been using these style Sony ones for the past forever, they’re great as they’re pretty bombproof with no screen to shatter or metal casing to worry about. I take it riding and on holiday etc.
The sound is pretty good also, as long as you replace the headphones that come with it.
Looks like this is the current iteration:Posted 2 years ago
nickc – Member
it does just about the best fades between songs I’ve come across
how one track finishes and the next starts is an important feature for you? Nowt as queer as folk…
Yeah, and why should you care?Posted 2 years ago
I don’t listen to whole albums on my phone, it’s always on shuffle, and there can be different gaps due to how the songs were mastered, the Onkyo app does a brilliant job of neatly fading each track into the next, which I find just improves the listening experience.
If I had my entire music library on my phone or pad, and listened to whole albums, I wouldn’t use it, but I haven’t and I do.
Although why I’m wasting my time even bothering to explain is quite beyond me. 🙄
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