Best mp3 & mp4 players according to redditors

We found 920 Reddit comments discussing the best mp3 & mp4 players. We ranked the 340 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about MP3 & MP4 Players:

u/magnus007 · 566 pointsr/videos

1- Get a non-logging VPN, such as: $40 year -

2- Get anything you want from bittorent sites

3- If you want to watch the movies or TV shows on your TV, get this - $40

u/nistco92 · 110 pointsr/gadgets
u/Mitt_Romney_2016 · 31 pointsr/gadgets

Fiio X1. Actually made for sound quality as opposed to many players I have seen. They have a whole line of DAP's (Digital Audio Payers) ranging from the entry X1 to the more audiophile grade X5. Great reviews, hands down the best company to go with, imho. Solid aluminum with a warranty and 2 micro sd cards.

X1 $105
X5 $350 ish

u/[deleted] · 19 pointsr/Music

I'm 100% certain that this is marketing to try and get another Beats style product: a product with extraordinary claims of audio quality that, in truth, is just targeted advertising toward youths with no knowledge of audio formats.

Why the Kickstarter? Then it seems super hip! Come on guys, let's do this! Make a difference in music!

And when it hits stores? Dude, Neil Young sponsored this thing! The guys from Crosby, Stills, & Nash sponsored this thing! We need to get it!

It's nothing new, nothing fresh. If anything it is worse because of the design of use: toblerone-style, with a small touch screen. I hope it flops because it deserves it; Zunes were better than this thing and I'm sure as HELL that this is better than the Pono player.

By the way, check out the song titles in the 4th picture or so of the Kickstarter page; don't know how stupid they could be to let that slide.

u/pitdrone · 18 pointsr/tech

The Sansa Clip devices are pretty popular.
The storage is accessed in the same way as a USB drive. With Rockbox it can play pretty much any format, log plays to a scrobble file. It's cheap, sturdy and reliable with good battery life.

u/delecti · 13 pointsr/Games

A $20 piece of junk android phone can run android apps too, or a ~$150 iPod Touch for iPhone apps.

^And ^fuck ^Jake, ^ruining ^his ^mom's ^phone, ^grubby ^fingered ^brat. ^^^^Shit, ^^^^i ^^^^may ^^^^be ^^^^getting ^^^^old

So lets not go too crazy. This is a dumb decision, a really dumb decision. I feel bad for anyone looking forward to online play on their Switch. But this isn't anywhere near a $1000 extra cost for customers, and it's deceptive to try and argue that.

u/themooingcat · 13 pointsr/battlestations

Would this work for you?

u/TMITectonic · 13 pointsr/Roku

There is no one single format the Roku supports. It supports a multitude of formats with various levels of settings within those formats. Here is a complete list of everything they support, along with encoding guidelines for each format.

It sounds like you're having multiple issues.

> I don't want Plex, it was a mess.

First off, if you don't like Plex or don't feel comfortable setting it up initially, I totally understand. From the little information you have provided, I'll not suggest that you go back to Plex. I will point out though, that Plex is one of the most mature and easy to use products in its market, so I'm curious as to why you think it's a mess?

> I even used Handbrake to convert the files to Roku 720p MP4/H.264/X.264. AAC Stereo.

(Handbrake uses presets for configuration, I'll assume you are referring to the official device preset from Handbrake, let me know if it's actually from somewhere else.)

  • What are the original file(s) formats and settings?
  • What operating system are you using? Windows? OSX?
  • Are you able to play your newly encoded files on your computer? (If not, you have a problem with your Handbrake configuration or may lack the proper codecs to decode/encode whatever formats you're using.)
  • Are you using a USB drive or MicroSD card? What filesystem is it formatted in?
  • When they "don't work", can the Roku Media Player see the files, but just doesn't play them, or does it not even list them as playable?

    > Are the files maybe too big (1gig each)?

    Absolutely not. At a high quality bitrate, an x264 encoded HD file will be multiple gigabytes for an hour's worth of video. The only filesize issues you could potentially run into would be at the USB filesystem level, specifically if you have a FAT32 formatted USB drive and tried to load a file larger than 2GB in size (which shouldn't/wouldn't copy to the drive in the first place, so it's only theoretically, but not at all realistically possible).

    > What am I doing wrong?

    > I really wish Roku would be easier to watch with downloaded stuff.

    Taken from Roku's own How It Works page:

    > Who is Roku?
    > Roku is the company that pioneered streaming for the TV.
    > We make Roku® streaming players that connect to your TV as well as Roku TVs™ that have the streaming experience built in. Just connect them to the Internet, set up a Roku account, and start streaming. Roku is a more convenient and cost effective way to watch TV.

    As you can see, the Roku is specifically designed around being a streaming media receiver for your TV. The idea being that you no longer need to encode videos, throw them on a thumbdrive, walk it over to the TV, etc. You use it to access streaming services or devices. These services do not need to be "in the Cloud" or subscription-based, as there's built-in DNLA support for local network devices as well as support for HTTP Live Streaming and DASH. That said, Roku didn't want to completely alienate people with portable media, so they included the Roku Media Player and a USB support for basic media playback. It is an accessory feature, not a primary one.

    If you are looking for something that can play various types of media formats from a USB drive or SD card, then you might want to look at one of the many, many generic/cheap media players on Amazon.

    > Do the new Rokus use newer formats better?

    I'm not exactly sure what you would characterize as "better", but newer models can/do support other formats that older/lower-end models do not, especially with regarding 4K. Roku has a page listing all features of all models here.
u/Nichotine · 13 pointsr/LetsTalkMusic

So this iPod classic being discontinued business has really left my life in tattered little bits and pieces as I'm sitting here trying to resuscitate my dying iPod for the umpteenth time. I wish I was given some kind of warning. I know it's irrational to take this out on the human race but it really is our failure that high capacity MP3 players aren't in adequate demand. MP3 players had such an awful start before Apple came in and once the iPod happened you'd figure it was just a matter of time until other companies would jump in and the thing would just keep evolving from there. But it just winds up being shit, shit, shit, shit, iPod, shit shit shit shit shit and here we are now.

I don't get where things went wrong you guys. It's a device where you take your music library, put it on the thing, and you take it with you wherever you go. You take every album you own with you wherever you go and we just let it sit there. And now it's gone and I don't know what to do. What took its place? Streaming? Streaming? I don't want to live my life under the threat of buffering and I don't want to have to now seek out a phone, get a new plan and pay extra money month to month just to do what I was doing without it.

I look online for alternatives and it's like, people recommending 8gb devices and phones. Motherfucker I don't want a phone I want an MP3 player argh. I just want like 80 to 160 gigs on a working device. Alright I'm calm now, my iPod is back in order after about the 6th reset. It's warm. This is my life now. It didn't used to be this way.

Is there life after the iPod? Has anyone moved on to something else that's any good? Money is becoming less and less of an object for me with each time my iPod fails. I see the FiiO X5 get brought up from time to time, though I hear tell it doesn't support playlists which is really unfortunate but heard it sounds really good. I might just have to settle for someone's greasy used iPod or something. I don't know. These are sad times.

EDIT: And it's dead.

u/sambravers · 13 pointsr/gadgets

I always advocate heavily for the FiiO X5 over the iPod Classic. It has a very similar interface, it's cheaper (now), and it supports lossless audio formats (FLAC etc). Produces much better sound and is in general a better buy.

u/Grummond · 11 pointsr/gadgets

"resulting in a dramatically higher quality sound than a traditional MP3 player"


Most people will have a very hard time distinguishing this from a 320kbps mp3 file played on something like the Sansa Clip. Stop trying to make your article more interesting and relevant by wildly exaggerating/lying about the facts.
The sound quality IS probably higher, but not dramatically so. Not even close.

The reason this will fail is not because there isn't a market for it, but because that market is already filled by something else. A player that plays FLAC, has a high quality DAC and amp, can be upgraded to 136Gb, and it costs $30.

Use the money you save by not buying the Pono on better headphones and you're much better off.

u/Bossman1086 · 11 pointsr/Android

You're better off getting something like the FiiO X5 for $350.

u/TheLonelyLumen · 11 pointsr/BuyItForLife

FiiO X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player (2nd Generation) (Black)

The Fiio X1 Gen 2 would be my pick. It is $100 on Amazon and is probably the best budget audiophile pick besides the sansa clip and the Gen 1 Fiio X2 which is now $80 with the release of the Gen 2 one. (But neither of those two have Bluetooth)

u/JKrusas · 10 pointsr/running

I have a Sansa Clip which is nice and small, and has a clip on the back to secure it to my armband.

u/FedNetAnnouncer · 9 pointsr/Music

Buy the X5 plus two SD cards and enjoy. Or buy an X3 and one SD card.

u/explosivo563 · 9 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile
u/harazappa · 8 pointsr/Fitness

What do people use to listen to music in the gym?

I have one of these. It's tiny, has a slot for a microSD card, cost £25 and clips onto my waistband. No bother when running or lifting.

u/TheBotherer · 7 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I had an MP3 player a couple years before the first iPod (like this but iirc only 16MB). It wasn't big and bulky and it didn't overheat (that I remember), but it only held about 6 songs and the quality was awful. Even the first gen iPod was unbelievable in comparison.

u/greenpixel · 7 pointsr/Ubuntu

I use a Sansa Clip+ supports FLAC, is teeny tiny and cheap, and has really good sound quality (or so I believe, a few of my audio-obsessed friends use them - I don't think I know enough to tell the difference). It hasn't got a massive amount of storage built in, but it has a microSD slot (i believe microSD now goes to 128gb).

It doesn't require any software at all to upload/download songs to it, just acts as any other usb storage device.

The main sticking point with it would be the screen and interface I guess, having as it does a 3-colour, 1 inch display. The size, price, and FLAC support make up for it IMO though.

u/gmac3001 · 7 pointsr/tech

Well people with £1,000, $1,000 or €1,000 headphones aren't usually using their phone for their audio source at all. Most people who spend that much on headphones get dedicated mp3 players with high quality DAC's such as this.

Unless their filthy rich, anyone spending $1000 on headphones has probably already invested in a high quality DAC and Mp3 player that can play lossless file types. I can't imagine anyone drops $1000 on headphones just to use their phone as their source.

u/Kichigai · 6 pointsr/geek

That looks like the Rio 600. I used to have one, and I remember loading that thing up over Linux. Those were the days.

u/marsallro399 · 6 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Well, you can order another one here and if that isn’t something you want to do, there are FiiO audio players that are technically the modern equivalent.

u/Magixren · 6 pointsr/Music
Sandisk Sansa Clip+
less than $50, expandable memory (microSD) and one of the best sounding out there. I believe they can also be 'jailbroken' to allow FLAC files, but im not 100% sure.

u/Willymanwilly · 6 pointsr/headphones

Sescom SES-IPOD-AB iPod Stereo Audio MP3 FLAC WMA Player A/B Switch 3.5mm (1/8)

Could have made one myself but I couldn't be bothered haha 😂

u/mac404 · 6 pointsr/headphones

"100%" is not a constant factor for a lot of reasons - how powerful the amplifier is, how efficient the headphone is, and how loud the audio you're playing is.

You can definitely kill headphones if you give them too much power. But that is likely to be at much more power than standard motherboard audio would provide (ie. the amplifier is pretty weak). If you actually have them on, you will easily harm your ears before you harm the headphone. Not quite sure if that still applies when you don't have them on, but they would have to be very loud before there's really any issue.

That said, it will sound quite bad listening this way. You lose pretty much all bass, at best. If you already have speakers (that use a 3.5mm connector?) you could get a simple switch like this: (along with an extra 3.5mm cable). There are many ways to be able to switch between two different audio sources.

u/Hyppy · 6 pointsr/buildapc

You would want a mixer or a selector. Something as simple as this would work for a selector. A mixer that allows both to play at once would be a little more expensive, maybe as low as $30 though.

Just connecting two outputs together via Y-cable may end up with one output damaging the other.

u/Indy_M · 6 pointsr/LetsTalkMusic

He's probably talking about this:

There's also this one:

I don't think it comes with any onboard memory, but it can hold up to two 128GB SD cards, supports all kind of file formats, and has a much, much better DAC and amp than the iPod. The downside is almost definitely going to be its UI, which has been historically abysmal in the DAP market.

u/CaptainPotassium · 6 pointsr/headphones

I really like the Sansa Clip Sport (although it has trouble with audiobooks). It costs $35 USD.

u/genericdude999 · 6 pointsr/backpacking

I have many, many hours on this. It's great to not have to fuck around with a cord, especially while wearing a pack. I think it's 2.5 oz. Comfortable. For some reason it's been super tough. I keep expecting it to break, but it's been years now and it just keeps going, including the battery. Use for hiking, gym, biking, everything. No annoying software, just drag and drop mp3s.

EDIT: Lost for two days. Just now found outside in the snow next to my truck. Survived deep snow and subzero temperatures for two nights. Dried off and started up. Works great. :)

u/dudemanwhoa · 6 pointsr/LetsTalkMusic

This is one I saw. Its $350, and takes two SD cards. 128 GB Sd cards are about $100, so all told its about $550. I think its possible to find 128 GB SD cards at $70 so it could be as low $490. A bit out of my price range.

EDIT: plays FLAC. yay!

u/robinenrique · 6 pointsr/LetsTalkMusic

I would like to suggest a cheap FLAC player such as this one it does not have a better UI than the iPod of course and it is not as user friendly, but reproducing FLAC in a portable player is great

u/Trivialnicesuit · 6 pointsr/EDC
u/rannelvis · 6 pointsr/chicago

Instead of cassettes, I suggest one of these Sansa mp3 players. If you need more than 18 hours of battery life, recharge it with one of these

u/Anthrozil7 · 5 pointsr/katawashoujo

This player (or the 8gb version) has served me incredibly well. I've owned two of them over the past four years. They have fantastic audio quality and format compatibility. It also has a micro SD card slot, so I'd recommend getting the 4gb version and adding an SD card. The built-in clip is more useful than you might imagine at first too. The default UI/firmware is definetly alright, but for more features check out Rockbox, which is an open source firmware replacment for a wide variety of music players.

It is just a music player though. It specializes in music, and does that well. For something more like an iPod Touch, there are a few Android music players. I can't give an opinion on any of them though. I went straight from the Clip+ to my Nexus 7.

u/c10layman · 5 pointsr/running

I could never figure out how to comfortably run with my phone. I began running with a GPS watch and a small clip on MP3 player and it's a much better solution.

Edit: For anyone interested I use the Sansa clip and it has performed great in lots of running conditions. It looks like mine has been discontinued and they have newer cheaper models now.

u/e60deluxe · 5 pointsr/hometheater

you can put a video in the root of the usb drive, enable auto play it will just loop on power up.

u/the_nevermore · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

If you are looking for something new, Sandisk Sport Clips are great little MP3 players - 50gram, accept microSDs for expanding the storage, great battery life.

u/Acebats · 5 pointsr/paydaytheheist

In his character image you can see a Sony m-430 without the brand name (for obvious reasons), Nervatel from the Discord spent ages looking at all the details to narrow it down to that specific model. In the trailer you can see a cassette player like you describe. The trailer one is modeled after a (to my knowledge currently unknown, as the animator forgot the model and no longer has the file) cassette player.

At the end of the day we have two models that Jacket has been seen using in promotional materials, the grey one in the trailer obviously being bigger and having enough room for the electronics and the black one being much smaller.

Your communication point is a fair one, however I don't think I'm misinterpreting the fact that you're limited to what is contained on the cassette player you purchased. I'm not suggesting you put every single line out of the hundreds-thousands of lines on cassettes, but you get the specific ones you want, including any communication ones (heck put a "yes" at the start of the cassette and a thank you after it, easy to access) and put them on. Recording them yourself allows you to get all the lines you want on.

But having "well over" 36 lines is a very small amount compared to the amount of varied lines in the game.

However, I do have a little life hack (for about $50) for anyone that wants to get specific lines quickly on the fly that they can consider if they don't want to record on a cassette.

Buy a small mp3 player (like a clip jam) and a mini speaker and conceal them in the inner pocket of the Jacket and have your "yes" line ready to play with "thank you" queued up. This also allows you to have complete controll on what lines are on the device.

At the end of the day it's the buyer's choice if they want to pay $150 or about half that, but in my opinion $150 is an absurd amount

u/redavid · 5 pointsr/running

They're not going to suddenly disappear from eBay, Amazon Marketplace, etc. Can always just buy another.

There's not much available these days. The iPods killed them before the smartphone killed the iPods, but there's still the Sandisk Clip, or perhaps the Mighty if you have a smartphone to transfer your Spotify music to it.

u/maveric101 · 4 pointsr/Android

The Zune HD is still one of the most handsome devices I've ever seen:

u/9513574628 · 4 pointsr/technology

Don't disagree that they dominate - but I know plenty of people who use devices like the Sansa Clip (8500 reviews on Amazon, so it's obviously extremely popular) - especially for sports. I've been using it for years. But these days, most of my music collection is on my phone (128GB SD card on my android phone), so it's kind started to replace a few other devices.

u/arctic9 · 4 pointsr/audiophile

Honestly. I'd strongly consider the Clip+. I considered it to be the best DAP when it came out, and I'd still say that now.

Its the only player I've used for the past ~8 years maybe.

  • Super durable, during that time I've only had two, and I lost the first one after owning it for 2-4 years.
  • Maxes out at 8GB but you can expand it as much as you please with it's SD slot.
  • Great battery life, I'll generally leave it in my car for a week before needing to recharge.
  • You can transfer music to it through a media player (MTP) or just transfer it just like you'd transfer files to a flash drive (MSC).
  • Supports flac, ogg, and a variety of common formats out of the box.
  • Its touted to have one of the best DAC's on any mp3 player period.
  • If you like to tinker, there is a rockbox port for it.

    The only downside I can see is that the screen is a bit cramped.

    Nowadays its likely you're carrying around a phone that’s oversized and has poor battery life. The Clip is sized and priced correctly, it fills a completely different niche than what I use my phone for. My primarily use case is on public transit and in the car.
u/antsam9 · 4 pointsr/Flipping

Sansa Clip+, it's a little MP3 player, 2.5 inch tall,1.5 inch wide, 1 inch thick... I liked the first one I got so I bought 2 extras at 20 dollars a piece to give as gifts but then phones became popular and they sat in a closet and through a couple of moves, now they're worth 200 each

Turns out that they're essentially the 'perfect' device for lossless/FLAC enthusiasts, the team that made this particular MP3 player added in: long battery life, microSD card capability, an overbeefed audio driver that delivers something like 10-20% more power through the audio jack than other comparable devices (driving higher quality headphones more better and without hiss during silence), FLAC capability built in, weighs practically nothing, backlit screen, and it's RockBox compatible (open source MP3 player software), also, the team that made this version was let go afterwards apparently because Sansa devices made afterwards lost the extra power. It's been discontinued and MP3 players are a dying breed of devices because of phones so there's no more innovation except at the super high end with blue tooth capability (even those lossless FIIO players are only 150).

I was kinda shocked when I looked up the value. I found the one I used in an old bag, because I finally had enough life/work balance to go back to the gym and my phone is just too big. I sold the 2 and thinking about selling the third because a cheapo player from amazon is like 15 dollars.

u/dookielumps · 4 pointsr/videos

Buy one of these little ass things. It's cheap, has expandable memory via mini memory cards like a phone, and it actually sounds way better than my old smartphone did. The only downside is that the headphone jack can get fucked up and cut out after a frequent use, but for 30 bucks who gives a shit.

u/killerstorm · 4 pointsr/Bitcoin

Hardware wallet absolutely needs screen to show what transaction is being signed.

I think it might be easier to adapt existing devices than to manufacture specifically for this purpose.

Say, there are cheap cell phones, they have screen and lots of processing power, so it might be possible to make a custom firmware which implements bitcoin stuff in a secure way.

It might be hard to make sure that it is actually secure (as it might be using bits from vendor's firmware), but there will be no problems with manufacturing.

Alternative approach: MP3 player like SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip. $30 in Amazon. Add Bitcoin signing functions to Rockbox open source firmware.

u/grevenilvec75 · 4 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

What's your budget? I use a Schiit SYS but it's kinda pricey, and it has RCA jacks, so you'd need adapters.

Quick amazon search brings up this. Seems decent enough quality

EDIT: And another.

TBH, if you have any familiarity at all with soldering you could make your own for less than 10 bucks probably.

u/3r0z · 4 pointsr/cordcutters

Micca Speck

This little thing is amazing and plays any format you throw at it.

Videos will play in the order they appear in a folder and then loop.

u/FosheeVFX · 4 pointsr/PleX

I have been trying to do a similar setup of having content playing on a loop throughout my office. quickly learned Plex isn't the greatest option for this

May I suggest a cheap media player, with a cheap usb stick with the files you want on it?

We use this

u/Schnodally · 4 pointsr/hometheater

That's the path I would go. Get a cheap USB media player and split the HDMI out of it

u/RabidBlackSquirrel · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Gonna go a different route and suggest the Walkman earbuds. I have the older, larger version and they are seriously awesome. Weather resist (now actually waterproof), no wires dangling, light weight. Downside is it's shuffle play only, but I've had mine for years and absolutely love them. So much easier than dangling wires, armbands, whatever.

u/otacon239 · 4 pointsr/gadgets

My girlfriend's Vision:M just died last week. She had it for about 6 years. We're looking to replace it with something like this. But she really did love her little player.

u/andyd273 · 4 pointsr/audiobooks

See how this looks.

My wife had an earlier version called the sansa clip, and it had audio book support and a good battery. This one says it's compatible with Audible too.

u/heyfuckyouiambatman · 3 pointsr/gaming

This might be worth your time. It runs just about any pre-PSone/N64 era console you can think of and it's much cheaper. Alternatively, if you have a smartphone, that will run GBA games and whatever else your heart desires as well. If you're not into virtual touch buttons, you can get a bluetooth gamepad for it, many of which will attach right to your device and turn it into the best handheld gaming device you'll ever own. Also worth looking into is the gameklip and the Phonejoy Play. Happy gaming. Go catch 'em all.

u/ksufanbdf · 3 pointsr/microsoft

Pardon my ignorance but why not just buy from Amazon here is there a different model or something you're looking for? I never really used MP3 players much once my phone became an adequate substitute so not sure what is so speical about the Zune HD

u/QuantumMelody · 3 pointsr/WTF

I Beg To Differ

Do you know what cost efficiency is? How old is your iPod? How many ToS agreements have you signed in the last year?

You sound like a ripe cunt. The fact is, I payed $250 for an mp3 player in 2006 that was so technologically advanced for its time that in the next two years while iPods were getting radio and wifi options, I was cruising with a shit brown invulnerable brick of portable music, and I've never been convinced any kind of update has been necessary. All you are is bitter. I bet you even have a smart phone.

EDIT: Oh, I just remembered what I meant to say earlier! So, basically, if the Zune is discontinued, does that mean they'll shut off my Zune and not let me use it anymore? I mean, what a stupid argument! It's been the best pocket companion for the last five years of my life, why would it stop being that just because the company decides to stop manufacturing them? The model I own was discontinued in 2007, does that mean I've enjoyed it less since then? No. Like a fine wine, I've learned to appreciate it and its abilities more and more with age. As you Apple slaves line up to take your annual dick slappings at the mall, I'm content with a simple and practically perfect device.

u/istrebitjel · 3 pointsr/firstworldproblems

I'm guessing you are talking about the first gen. But the Zune HD is not bulky.

I'm sure there are other reasons to dislike the thing. But not needing itunes is a giant fucking plus point for me.

u/Cool-Beaner · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

A 16x2 LCD display running Volumio with some added scripts on it, but then it would have to be battery powered...
Seriously, a $30 Sansa Clip would be more convenient, and the battery would last longer.

u/PvtSherlockObvious · 3 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Sure. Check this out, it's the one I use. Really reliable, and fantastic quality for the price.

u/TheCoffinBanger · 3 pointsr/instant_regret

> S1 Sansa captured it perfectly.

I don't know what the above means My first thought when reading 'Sansa' was the MP3 players made by Sandisk but I googled it and this is a character on Game of Thrones, apparently.

Anyway - I think this applies to most kids. Not just girls. Just teenaged boys usually tend to disregard danger and show their presumed immortality in different ways.

u/Vermis · 3 pointsr/unitedkingdom

What size do you need? you can get something like The Sansa Clip+ which has a micro SD card slot on it so you can up the space, I did hear rumor that there is a limit on the size of the micro SD card you can put in it (i.e. it will only recognize up to a certain number of songs).

I haven't noticed any issues with one with a 16gb mSD card in. However I run it with Rockbox which may work better then the stock firmware.

I used to be someone who liked to carry around all my music on 100gb+ players then I realized it was ultimately pointless and there were a small number of artists/albums I listened too a lot more when on the move, then when I was at home I listen to a wider range of my 155gb library.

u/smnfs · 3 pointsr/EDC

a little late but here's the list, from the upper left to the lower right:

u/veni_vidi_vale · 3 pointsr/headphones

if you are serious about A/Bing, why not just get a switch? There are lots of options, maybe something like [this] ( -- I'm not recommending this particular model, it was just the top result of my search.

u/svirbt · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Get something like this it works both directions. It should allow you to do what you are trying to do.

u/aww_tucker · 3 pointsr/audio

What you need is a switch in this circumstance to switch between the PC and the TV, not a splitter. By trying to use this splitter as a combiner, your HDTV audio is being routed to the speakers as well as to the audio OUTPUT of the PC. And vice versa, the PC audio is being routed to the OUTPUT of the HDTV. These outputs are not designed to have audio running into them. Some equipment will run ok using this setup, but you have found a combo that does not seem to work.

Something like the following is what you need:

u/hockeyjim07 · 3 pointsr/computers

if so i'd say just make your own or buy a simple one. It's pure analog so there isn't going to be much in the way of 'quality' for such a simple device.

if you are referring to a switch though, then again, something simple will do:

there is no DAC / ADC components in this type of solutions, it's just pure wiring so there isn't going to be anything that looks what i would refer to as 'high quality' simply because there really isn't anything to 'fancy up'.

u/jasohemm · 3 pointsr/htpc

I use a Micca Speck G2 in our travel trailer. It plays MKV, MP4. I just loaded the content to a 1TB drive (later to just a 128 GB minimal thumb drive).
I hdmi into from it to TV.
Simple interface, it just works.

u/Lagerbottoms · 3 pointsr/DecidingToBeBetter
  1. 29" hardtail mountainbike. Riding it is one of the best feelings I can have. This is my undisputed number 1
  2. FiiO X3. Best source of mobile audio I've had yet. Only plays music but does so like a boss.
  3. Shure Se425. In-Ear headphones with amazing value. They sound so clear and while listening to music you hear almost no background noise
  4. Backpack. one of this kind, so you can distribute the weight across your torso
  5. pen and paper. there's always something to write down.
  6. Aerobie Pro. It's a lot of fun and I almost always have it with me
  7. My old-school nokia dumbphone. I stepped back from smartphones, because of the simple fact that all that they offer is unnecessary, especially if you have a good audio source
  8. my shoes. they are eco-friendly, good for the feet, because healthy sole AND contain no toxic chemicals and they feel amazing when worn without socks
  9. a good book.
  10. a glass bottle filled with still water
u/cheeto44 · 3 pointsr/gadgets

What's the difference between this thing and the Fiio X3 other than the shape? I don't get it.

u/imakeawfulcomics · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

I cannot attest to 40 hour battery life (realistically, playback of 40 hours with some power cycles and etc might be unrealistic in general) but I have this mp3 player and it works wonders. Small, easy to use, easy to add/remove songs, and has taken quite the beating from me without failing.

u/athorax · 3 pointsr/gadgets
u/viggeriscool · 3 pointsr/hiphopheads

The Fiio X1 would probably be the best choice, when it comes to file-support, space and price

If you're looking for even more space, a richer sound and a lovely design (imo) i would say the iBasso DX50 is a good choice, a bit more pricey though...

u/karma_dumpster · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Look at the FiiO X1. It's cheap and plays high res audio; much better sound quality:

iRiver audio players sound great.

You can pick one up for a tick over $100 and throw in a 128gb SD Card for $50.

u/jejetteaway · 3 pointsr/technology

Fiio X1( to the rescue!

It's good, and supposedly when SDXC cards go above 128gb they'll update the firmware to handle it. Also, no song/directory limits, unlike most other good MP3 players.

u/QuipA · 3 pointsr/headphones

I think there might be a little confusion here.

You can't use a DAC only with your phone. You must use a DAC/AMP combo unit, or just an amp.

The really confusing part is the SD-card?! Are you perhaps looking for a DAP?

u/wimp36 · 3 pointsr/nosurf

Hello! I consider myself a switching to dumbphone vet so I'll go ahead and answer some of your questions:

  1. As someone said write down the questions or call someone and ask. Just pretend everyone is a lifeline and you are a contestant on who wants to be a millionaire.

  2. Several smartphones can be de-internetted (like my $12 blackberry tour 9630) that have a decent to do list. If that fails, just create reminders on your dumbphone as todos.

  3. Do what they did 20 years ago. Buy a news paper =) If it's not worth 1 dollar to you it's prob not worth knowing.

  4. Do a search here for "guide to smart phones with no wifi" or something like that. You'll find the guide I created. Or just search my name here you'll find a lot of info on that sort of thing. In regards to bluetooth forget about it if you can't find something. Get a decent mp3 player and call it a day. Heres the one I bought a year ago in februrary: It's still rocking hard.

  5. I don't understand this question. Maybe photocopy pages and take them with you?
u/Alpha-Bravo-C · 3 pointsr/ireland

The SanDisk Clip mp3 players are fantastic. They're tiny, have a clip on the back so you can bring them running, will take a microSD card and will play pretty much any audio file you can throw at them. You can pick them up on Amazon quite cheap as well.

u/klepperx · 3 pointsr/audiobooks

I recommend the clip Jam $35, but it may be too small for elderly use.

u/rtechie1 · 3 pointsr/gadgets

MP3 players are a dying category and there is less available each year.

If you want something with 32GB of storage or less, the Sansa Clip Jam. Supports FLAC. The Sansa Clip series has been popular for a long time and has seen little change. This is like an MP3 player from 2003.

But if you want a nice MP3 player, Fiio is pretty much the only game in town anymore. The Fiio X1 2nd gen supports SD cards up to 256GB and is $100.

Your only other option is a smartphone (Windows Phone or Android) with a 256GB microSD card. Windows Phone is generally preferred because the audio stack in Android is inferior. I'd look at the Lumia 532.

u/IsItPluggedInPro · 3 pointsr/ShittyTechSupport

I also don't know if you are serious, and this sub isn't for real advice, but nonetheless, here's how you can do it.

  1. Get one or more of a simple, easy to use mp3 player such as the SanDisk Clip Jam.

  2. Buy a name-brand (such as SanDisk, Samsung, or Kingston) microSDHC card up to 32 GB.

  3. Buy songs/tracks as DRM-free AAC files from iTunes and MP3s from The tracks/files from those two services do not rely on having an account anywhere after you download them.

  4. Download and save the the tracks/files from iTunes and/or Amazon MP3 somewhere on your computer.

  5. Copy the files to the microSD card.

  6. Insert the microSD card into the player.

  7. Give the player to your parents.

  8. Show them how to use the player. Show how them to insert and remove the microSD card. To give them additional or different songs, exchange microSD cards with them as needed or give them additional microSD cards as needed.


  9. Install Chrome on their computer.

  10. Install and configure the Chrome Remote Desktop add-on on their conputer and your own computer.

  11. Test Chrome Remote Desktop to control their computer from your computer. You will use it at the very least to assist them if they have questions/need help.

  12. Show them how to how to use mp3 player and how to connect it to their computer.

  13. Either:

  14. Use Chrome Remote Desktop to connect and control their computer and using an account of your choice, open Amazon MP3 or iTunes, and buy and download the tracks.

  15. Or, teach them how to buy and download the tracks. Amazon and iTunes lets you create sub accounts that you control, so you could create a sub account for your parents and load money into it.

  16. Have them connect the MP3 player to the computer.

  17. Either transfer the tracks over to the player using remote control, or teach your parents how to do that.
u/Eliolux · 3 pointsr/ItalyInformatica

Con questo vai sul sicuro

u/booomhorses · 2 pointsr/Music

OH wow nostalgia..

"Can accept additional memory backpacks to expand memory up to 340 MB"

So battery life is the new storage space!

u/heyyoudvd · 2 pointsr/Android

The man behind the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch isn’t a genius designer?

The guy is responsible for more iconic designs than anyone else alive. He’s the man behind everything from the iMac G3 to the iPod Nano to the iPhone 4 to the Mac Pro G5 to the iPod Classic to the Apple Watch to countless others. That’s about as impressive a collection as any designer in history.

u/wtfisthisnoise · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I've seen these go as low for 180 (I got mine for about that price), but check out Amazon Warehouse Deals. They're ipods returned to amazon within 30 days and are usually in great condition. The one I got was still sealed in the box. If you're set on the touch, they probably have those for sale, too.

u/GamerKingFaiz · 2 pointsr/apple

'Eeeeh, Amazon has had the iPod touch 4G up several times for around $200-210. As a matter of fact the 8GB model is $199.99 right now with Prime shipping I think I might just buy it today and get it tomorrow...

u/RugerRedhawk · 2 pointsr/pics

$184 right now actually..

That being said, we also have student loans. I didn't pay tuition until after graduation and a grace period that followed. This is how it usually works for everyone I know who went to college. The amount of grant and scholarship you receive is usually determined by a mix of income and talent. The exceptions I can think of are the people who went to college for a couple of years, but didn't get a degree. Then later decided to try and get some different degree or something. They end up with loan payments for college programs they started, but didn't finish, and I'm not sure they get the same sort of loans the second time around.

u/npjohnson1 · 2 pointsr/Android

My Mobile Device Upgrade Path:
*Firefly Phone - Firefly Prepaid

  • Virgin Mobile Samsung Mantra - Virgin Mobile Prepaid
  • iPod Touch 4G 8 GB (Black) - VoIP & TextFree over Wi-Fi - IOS 6.1.6 - Jailbroken (P0sixspwn)
    *iPhone 3Gs 8 GB (Black) - VoIP & TextFree over Wi-Fi - IOS 6.1.6 - Jailbroken (P0sixspwn) - New BootROM
  • Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Slider - Virgin Mobile - Gelato ROM (Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread) - Rooted - Factory Unlocked Bootloader - Cannibal Open Touch Recovery - XPosed
  • Verizon Galaxy S4 - Verizon - Albe95 S6 Port 4.7 (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop) - Rooted - Locked Bootloader - Safestrap v3.75 - XPosed
  • Motorola Nexus 6 - T-Mobile - PureNexus (Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow) - Rooted (System-less) - Unlocked Bootloader - TWRP - XPosed
  • Huawei Nexus 6P - T-Mobile/Verizon (Switched Carriers) - PureNexus (Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow) - Rooted (System-less) - Unlocked Bootloader (Critical Partitions as well) - TWRP - XPosed
u/nunobo · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Get him something like this, and load it full of emulaters and roms so he can enjoy it. Price may be a bit steep though.

u/SpaceOdysseus · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

They're still being sold for 240 bucks.

u/anoxy · 2 pointsr/oneplus

Not sure why you got down voted. Get an mp3 player. Sansa Clip+ (I prefer this over the new Clip Zip) is a fantastic bang for your buck, and it has a micro SD slot. Lot's of mobile audiophiles over on Head-Fi swear by it.

u/yabdabdo · 2 pointsr/snowboarding

This is what I use, a tiny, 8gb(with expansion slot) flash-based(so crashes dont matter) mp3 player with a clip. i pair it with an old pair of earbuds that i've cut one of the buds of off, and put the bud in my back foot's ear. this thing is seriously like a box of matches, and the clip is super handy. saves my GS5 battery for when I need it.

u/perk11 · 2 pointsr/itrunsdoom

I broke headphone jack on it. Bought another one and also broke it. It was pretty good, yes, but was unstable with 32Gb card, so I had to use it with 16 Gb.

Too bad it's discontinued but there is a still chance to get one

I'd get one but I'm afraid it will just be another broken plug.

Going to look into something else with scrobbling, resorted to using my phone for now.

u/bsod666rrod · 2 pointsr/audiophile

From my experience, I love the Sansa's. Such as the Clip+, the Fuze and the one I have bought several times (Because I keep putting it through the washer somehow) the Fuze+.

The Pros:

  • Does not require iTunes/Sync software (Can just transfer the files over like a standard storage medium)

  • Plays pretty much every format of music

  • Expandable storage via MicroSD

  • I believe most are compatible with Rockbox

    The Cons:

  • Feels cheap, really light (Plastics)

  • The Fuze+ has (from my experience anyway) a really frustrating touchpad.

    Just for the record, I can't say much about the Clip+ or the Fuze being that I haven't used them, I have just heard really nice things about them.

    I hope that this helps!
u/RockPaperAwesome · 2 pointsr/runningmusic

This guy is what I use. It is cheap, works off of a file system so I can make different folders for playlists, and has physical buttons which are so much easier when running. I don't have to look at the screen. Also, it accepts a micro SD card which is nice.

u/King_of_the_Kobolds · 2 pointsr/roleplayponies

Ready to get up now?


"They don't make them anymore. I also misspelled it because this is the first time I've seen it written."

u/MrSnuggleMachine · 2 pointsr/Music

well not sure if its considered the "Best" however it should fulfill your needs. The SanDisk Sansa Clip+ holds a internal storage of up to 8gb plus has a SDHC slot which can add up to 32gb of more storage plus supports MP3, WMA, secure WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, plus audio books and podcasts. and for a little less than $50 it seems like it could fit the bill for you.

u/ferrarisnowday · 2 pointsr/nostalgia

I highly recommend the clip. It's only $30 on amazon. It probably won't be compatable with your car radios controls for skipping tracks and such, but it will definitely work with just an "aux" jack, a male-male 3.5mm cord will do the trick for under $5.

u/spekesel · 2 pointsr/gadgets

FYI, the 8GB version is cheaper (??), check it out

u/DoctorWorm_ · 2 pointsr/linuxquestions

Sansa Clip Zip. (Amazon) They're a bit too small physically, imo, but they come with 4gb or 8gb integrated storage, which is expandable with microSD. You just drop music onto it from the filesystem. It doesn't support video podcasts, afaik. They start at $40, with the 8gb being $10 more.

It's also compatible with Rockbox, a super-customizable alternate firmware for portable music players.

u/brigaid · 2 pointsr/DataHoarder

I've got the regular Sansa Clip Zip - here.

I used a SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS Memory Card without issue for a year.

u/jimthesoundman · 2 pointsr/diysound

You just need an a/b switch for the two 3.5mm jacks that feed into the front speakers input.

Maybe something like this:

u/adrianmonk · 2 pointsr/audio

Well, there's this one for about $30:

The price seems a bit excessive, but I'm not finding one cheaper. Also, it's a toggle switch, not a slider, not sure if that matters (but you did specify).

u/Paulios · 2 pointsr/DIY

It all depends on what you would like to spend. At the cheapest you could do it for around $500. This would restrict you to SVGA resolution which is 800x600 IIRC.

The breakdown for this would be:

  • ViewSonic PJD5134 SVGA Projector

  • Blackout Cloth

  • Small media player

  • A T-Amp for audio

  • And some paracord, grommet kit, and cheapie garage-sale speakers.

    If possible I would invest in a nice mid-range projector like the BenQ W107. It is one of the highest rated projectors in its price range although it is a bit pricy.

    EDIT: To answer your questions, I doubt there are any outside safe projectors. Your best bet would be some kind of watertight housing if you are keeping it outside. But if you're investing in a projector you might as well use it inside too and have a 5 meter screen. Screens all depend on the material. You want something that is evenly reflective which makes a big difference in the appearance of the image. The cheapest thing right now that works incredibly well is blackout cloth which is used in window blinds to block out the sun by reflecting it. The cost is so small compared to the difference in image to a white sheet or a board that it is generally recommended.
u/RickRussellTX · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

My wife found this device, the Micca Speck, it has no wireless or general computer functions, it's just an incredibly good media player that sits on top of any USB storage (hard drive, flash, even DVD-ROM) and plays to HDMI.

u/johnfl68 · 2 pointsr/digitalsignage

You said update from home, implying remote access.

If you don't need remote access, and just want a simple USB Media player for still images or looping video, just use a Micca Speck:

People use these all the time for that. Only around $40 USD.


u/Soulstem · 2 pointsr/TechnologyProTips

This little guy is amazing. You still need the cables but its as easy as your gonna get with a sjnoly media player.

u/TheFirstZealot · 2 pointsr/videography

Use this We use them for looping video announcments at my church.

u/goofy183 · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I use this thing in my van for my kids:

Extra step of transferring to an SD card but it plays just about any format you can throw at it.

u/reg036 · 2 pointsr/fireTV

Well the Stick does not have a USB input for drives so that rules that out period.

The Box does have a USB input but it does only fat32 (NO NTFS) so it is a max of 2 TB drive and files up to 4GB,that will rule out 720p+ movies.

Without setting your hard drive up as a network share somehow then I would not recommend the AFTV. Someone in another thread suggested this as a plain media player for attached storage:

I switched from WDTVs and have both a stick and box, without a good router the stick will be a little problematic sometimes, I much prefer the hard wired box and works great using Kodi with my NAS. I also will pop some things on a microSD card to play real quick.

Also in another thread, someone recommended this:

To turn your hard drive into a network share wirelessly.


u/dlimec · 2 pointsr/CommercialAV

Unless you know the exact model projector you're using, I wouldn't trust that it can play whatever you have. It might, but it might not, and what then?

There are some small, cheap standalone players you could get, like , which would remove all uncertainty about the actual projector.

u/Der_Verruckte_Fuchs · 2 pointsr/linux

You might like the Fiio X3. It can play just about all music file types, including the ogg file support you want. Loading files on it are as simple as drag and drop and the interface I have seen is clean and simple. It's a bit of an audiophile player; it has the Wolfson DAC that many music listeners rave about and it uses hardware equalization instead of software equalization resulting in better sounding equalization overall with minimum distortion that software equalization is limited by. I haven't gotten one myself, but do own the the Fiio E17 external DAC/headphone amp that it's frequently compared to that would be equivalent in overall sound quality and equalization quality. The E17 sounds cleaner and has more detail than my built-in laptop DAC and iPod Touch's DAC. So I imagine a portable player with the same audio qualities would be just as great, probably better since it's portable.
The build quality has been compared to the iPod classic by some of the people who happen to have both. I know the external DAC I got from Fiio is like that, but lighter. It has 8 GB of built-in memory which you expand by 64 GB with micro SD.
It's only $200 for all those capabilities. It may be over doing it if you aren't looking for an audiophile-grade player and all you want is something to play back your music on the go with ear-buds or inexpensive headphones.

Here is an early review that has good pictures of the X3.

If you wait a little while the Fiio X5 will be out soon and be even better all around audio quality wise. That's the one I plan to get when I get the money for it.

u/UrAContra · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Depending on her preferences of form factor I'd recommend the Fiio X1, Fiio X3 iBasso dx50, and Sony Walkman High-Res.

They are all comparable in audio quality and it all comes down to form factor and buttons really. The Fiio X3 can work as a standalone DAC for your PC as well. The iBasso dx50 has a touchscreen, and replaceable Galaxy S3 battery while the others all just use buttons. The battery life of the iBasso and Fiio are all around 10-15 hours while the Sony claims 30-50 hours depending on Hi-Res audio or MP3s. The Sony comes with 64GB of built in storage while the X3 has 8GB and the X1 and DX50 have no built in memory but all have micro SD slots you could expand storage easily using these. Also the Sony has Bluetooth for connecting to speakers if your sister needs that.

The UIs:

Fiio X1, Fiio X3, and upgraded ui, iBasso DX50, Sony.

u/offguard · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Not OP, but probably these things. I'd never heard of them either, but they look pretty interesting.

u/coolsideofyourpillow · 2 pointsr/Swimming

You'll want a dedicated waterproof mp3 player because the Bluetooth in your phone only has a range of about 10m. If you still want your phone poolside, just get one of these.

I don't know what your budget is, but I've used these and they're pretty great. Snug fit, doesn't come off from water resistance, and audio quality is good.

u/Hargyhargyhargy · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I had the same issues/wants as you, and got one of these guys (not the same kind, put up the amazon site just as reference) a few years ago. takes miniSD (two slots on my model) and has a battery life for days. The spinner wheel on the one I got (X1, I think, its packed in my suitcase right now, or I'd go look) turned kinda wonky after a year or so. Still works, and I probably just have to clean it. Winamp or equivalent, or just drag and drop as a mass storage devise to upload songs.

u/ZeroCorpse · 2 pointsr/gaming

Actually, I spoke too soon... That's the one, and I was excited about my new device, but after using it a while I have to say you don't want it. It had a hard time keeping the SD card's library in memory and kept having to re-scan it. That got annoying today, and I'm sending it back.

There ARE other good players out there if you want to spend more, but I'll retract what I said about the MYMAHDI and lean you toward a FiiO device, or do what I just did today-- I took an old Android TracFone, rooted it, installed a new launcher and PowerAmp, disabled all the other non-music functions, and made it into a dedicated FLAC player. It's a bummer that I have to deal with a touch screen, but it's working for now.

Later, I think I will be grabbing this, though.

The upside of the repurposed Tracfone is that it cost me $10 from Dollar General a few years ago. It's junk as a phone, with a crappy screen and Android 2.3 as the limit, but as a music player with PowerAmp it's actually pretty good for $10.

So, I'm sorry I mislead you. I was really happy with the MYMAHDI at first, but after a couple days of use I found it to be unworthy of my praise.

u/attackofthesam · 2 pointsr/LetsTalkMusic

this player seems to get good reviews, although I can't personally vouch for its effectiveness. I've been eyeing it, though, as a potential replacement for my trusty iPod classic. It has a microSD card slot, for which you can get 128gb for $40 (maybe less, this is just at first glance). If you do go this route, please share your experience!

u/plazman30 · 2 pointsr/Android
u/TheB1ackAdderr · 2 pointsr/apple
u/ccracing · 2 pointsr/gadgets
u/razor5cl · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Try this, this, or this

u/PT_C · 2 pointsr/Music
u/drdale1113 · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I've been thinking of selling my iPod and getting a Fiio X1. The iPod interface is great it just bums me out that it doesn't play FLAC.

u/ATomatoAmI · 2 pointsr/Music

Well, if it ever dies, you might want to check out the Fiio X series. Looking at an X1 myself but can't really justify the expense since I can just use my phone normally.

Give or take another company making a stab at classic iPods but with removable SD cards instead. And you can get 128GB ones if you wait for a sale.

I don't even like Apple and never personally owned a Classic, but damn were they good for just music compared to the newer ones.

u/TheBakersPC · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/jfab73 · 2 pointsr/gratefuldead

I purchased an excellent little FLAC player, and here's the link to it. I have had it a couple of years, and it's great. Uses Micro SD, so storage is pretty inexpensive. Also serves as a USB DAC for your computer if you so desire.

Fiio X3, 2nd Gen, ~$160:

And, yeah, I have a 4TB and 2 2TB drives full o' dead.

EDIT: Newer generation is available for about $30 more. Integrates Bluetooth and seems to be slightly improved over my 2nd Generation. And this one is in stock for $189.

u/Warven · 2 pointsr/france

Hehe ok :) Apres de ce que je vois, 90% des modeles de lecteur mp3 sont des trucs chinois cheap (ou du moins qui en ont l'air). Ca donne pas forcement envie :/

En cherchant 30sec je suis tombe sur celui la Sandisk est une marque connue donc je me dis que ca peut passer.

u/stereomatch · 2 pointsr/audio

Actually these days you can get flash memory based ones - though they maybe a bit smaller than an old cassette tape walkman. Tape may also be familiar to her.

Those devices would also record - so there may be a way to disable recording perhaps on that particular device.

I searched google for: amazon large buttons recorder flash

And got some links like these:

This one has large buttons:

Again these are mostly for recording, so have large record buttons.

Here's one that's just a player:

Sandisk 8GB Clip Jam MP3 Player (Black)

These are USB memory stick readers with larger speakers - as an example of this type of device:

u/sweerek1 · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

I’d likely buy this one meant for swimming

Swimbuds Flip Headphones and 8 GB SYRYN Waterproof MP3 Player with Shuffle Feature

u/illegible · 2 pointsr/triathlon

I just got the cheapest highly recommended one on Amazon (here ) I had trouble with them at first but once i realized that it needs to dry thoroughly between uses i've been able to put up with it's idiosyncrasies. As soon as water gets into the ear portion, they're gonna sound like crap. They definitely aren't trouble free but i also don't want to swim without them! It's also MP3 only.

I'd love to hear what others have been using too.

u/sparklekitteh · 2 pointsr/Swimming

I use Swimbuds with my waterproof MP3 player and they've held up great for the past six months or so.

u/Jeffreyrock · 2 pointsr/AskMen

The Fiio line of high def music players are superb, even the entry level $100 one sounds vastly superior to any ipod...and they play lossless files. Pure win.

u/dogfart_connoisseur · 1 pointr/ToolBand

You can only imagine the creativity I had to have to fit Tool songs (as well as anything else) on the Rio player. I could fit maybe a whole 16 songs on that bad boy if I sacrificed intelligently... and assuming they were maybe a standard 4-5 minutes in length.

u/mrgermy · 1 pointr/technology

I really dislike Real now, and I really disliked Real then so I do agree they wouldn't have been able to do as well as Apple did with the iPod.

Even if they released the iPod (or whatever they would have called it) I highly doubt I would have bought it. But that's just me.

My first MP3 player was a Rio 600 with a whopping 32MB

u/WASDx · 1 pointr/firstof


At 5mb per song as his example, this holds 32000 songs at $230. That's $0.007 per song compared to his $0.3 which is 42 times higher.

u/eferoth · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Well... there's always this. Still expensive as hell though. Might as well buy an ipod.

edit: Just saying. Careful. Links to iPod.

u/FrankieSucks · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

This will hold all your cd's and last for years. It also is pretty good with backing up your music, so it has the potential to last much longer than physical cds.

Not trying to be a pain in the ass, some antiquated technology is well worth keeping around. CD's are not one of those technologies.

u/x89codered89x · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Notice if you have an apple cousin device, an older 7th gen or earlier ipod, then you will hear something playing inside, because these devices were made before SSD's were cheap enough and have hard disk drives.

But you won't hear making noise constantly while listening to music. It's much more energy efficient to only spin up the hard disk and load the next few songs into ram (no moving parts, much less power demanding) and then listen to the data from there. Particular if you have a long playlist and leave the ipod untouched, it can very easily anticipate what songs it will be requested to play, even if you put it on shuffle.

If you jump around your songs collection manually in an unpredictable manner, you'll hear the hard drive more because it's anticipation of what you were going to listen to was wrong and it will keep reloading song data.

EDIT: words

u/mikota · 1 pointr/FairyTailRP

Miko runs up to Madison and throws a punch straight for her chest, but Madison grabs her wrist before her fist could make impact, they stare at each other for a bit as they both struggle to maintain control, when Miko suddenly pulls her arm away, throwing Madison on the ground. Out of Madison, a small device drops to the side. Miko instantly grabbing it and jumps back. Madison looks up and sees Miko with her device and she screams.

Madison: Give that back! I order you!

Miko starts running as she begins to swipe through the playlists that have been set up by Madison. She is looking towards the songs and she sees one.

Miko: I wonder what this one will do...

Miko turns around and when she hits the play button, Madison stops. She turns and looks towards Miko as the song starts and when the chugs begin, she throws her into a mosh like dancing towards Miko. Her eyes widen as she begins to run away, looking at the music device again.,

Miko: There's gotta be something that I can use to help me... Ummm... This looks good!

Miko presses the play button and Madison stops for a moment, waving her arms a bit, and then an all too familiar tune begins to play. Madison begins to throw energy balls at Miko and again, Miko finds herself running away.

Miko: What is this shenanigans?! This chick is crazy! How is she connected to this device like that to be able to utilize so many different magics depending on the song... If only there was a way to turn this thing down or something?

Just as Miko screams that last part, she looks down, and she sees a title of a song that seems to speak to her, you know, when you're in a bind and it's the right thing at the right time sort of deal? She looks back, and takes a deep breath, praying this was it.

Miko: Here goes!

Miko presses the button and Madison stops again, and then the song starts....

Madison: NO! NOT THIS SONG?! WHY?????????

u/metamachasa · 1 pointr/gadgets

Where are you getting that price? I paid $250 for a new one a few years ago. Also, current prices for a brand new copy of a discontinued device do not reflect the past pricing. Even with them off the market I was still able to find people selling it closer to my price. Even new ones.

u/Just_A_Dinosaur · 1 pointr/Frugal

I was talking about America, we tend to have sales after Christmas, but I don't think they are usually too huge. Amazon has them for 205 with a $25 gift card, if it works in Canada. Best Buy has them for 230 with a $50 gift card (this looks like it was still working when I tried).

u/MrCrono666 · 1 pointr/Gameboy

Well there's the Dingo clone and there's this sexy beast Check them out, I want one personally but don't have the cash to spare for it atm.

u/dooshwoggle · 1 pointr/EDC
u/Kuuumarc · 1 pointr/gaming
u/Wahots · 1 pointr/gadgets

I'm still impressed at how head of its time it's design was. I'd go as far as saying that the ZuneHD is closer to the Iphone X and Pixel's design than the iphone 3GS.

Here's the 2009 Iphone 3gs, for comparison.

u/djlemma · 1 pointr/running

It looks to me like the Clip Jam is the current model that's closer to the clip+. The biggest thing for me was they had (for years) no current model that had the capability to lock out the buttons. So with my Clip Zip, I kept accidentally hitting buttons on my runs, because the thing would shift in my pocket or I would bump it with my elbow. With the clip+, no problems.

It also had a great little screen that was really easy to read, and enough battery life to make it through a couple marathons on a charge. :) I bought two of them when they got discontinued, but hadn't shot up in price yet.

u/pastr · 1 pointr/AskReddit

i go with the 70buck sansa clip plus 8gb (and it takes up to 16gb micro sd cards).

it's small, light weight and has all the features i need.
i especially like the option to speed up playback when listening to podcasts or audio books.
other features are fm radio, 15h battery life

u/ThrowdownTornado · 1 pointr/calculators

I must have been a bit unclear in my wording. One of the main reasons for my complaints is that I want a calculator that is faster and has a higher resolution. We both already agree, then, that the EX series is newer, faster, and has a higher resolution screen than the ES series. Anything I wrote on that subject is meant only to confirm those facts with hard evidence and to show more-precisely how much faster the EX series is than the ES series, rather than leaving the answer a vague "faster". It turns out the EX is about 5 times faster than the ES.

As a mathematics and computer science graduate who often tutors students ranging from fifth year elementary maths to linear algebra and number theory, I use almost all of the functions on the 115es plus at different points. I enjoy keeping my maths knowledge intact by doing some calculations or solutions on paper or in my head and using my calculator to confirm my results or tell me I'm wrong, which includes something as simple as finding the prime factorization of a somewhat large integer or finding the product of a series. Those are but two of many (literally hundreds, as mentioned in my post) examples of what the fx-115ES Plus can do that the US fx-991EX can't do at all. I can get around some of those by converting the products to sums but that's a huge extra step on my part and also hardly worth doing since those will take a very long time on the calculator. I like to go to the library on weekends and study "How to Solve It: Modern Heuristics", which covers various areas of maths, and getting through all tedious calculations by using my cheap scientific calculator or confirming the soundness of my more symbolic results by doing a few quick inexact calculations. That's why I would LOVE the fx-991EX to do all that my old fx-115ES Plus can do. I also hate worrying about the battery life of my graphing calculators and having to recharge them. I hardly have to worry if I've been doing tens of hours of calculations on my scientific calculator for weeks on end, but often have to get new batteries for my TI-89 or have to recharge any of the newer ones. I'm honestly really tired of always having to worry about recharging my mobile and other devices as well.

I have a similar philosophy for other devices, like my MP3 player, the SanDisk Clip+. I got it when it was cheap, not $100 as it is now due to scarcity. After I switched its operating system to RockBox, which makes it able to play all sorts of audio files and added tons of functionality like a highly-customizable equalizer, I had a very simple device that could do everything I wanted. I don't care about fancy colors and album art or touchscreens on a simple audio player. All that stuff breaks and uses more power anyway. All I care about is that it's powerful enough to do all the real things I want it to do, not pointless fancy graphical things meant only for marketing purposes that are detrimental overall.

u/le_feelingsman · 1 pointr/running

I'd just get a cheap clip-on MP3 player. The Sandisk Clip is excellent if you want a recommendation:

u/throwaway12junk · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

SanDisk makes a decent one with 4GB and 8GB capcity. Unlike Apple, it has expandible storage potentially unlimited storage space. Can play a number of different audio formats too.

u/xtracto · 1 pointr/confession

The Sandisk Sansa Clip+ has good voice recording capabilities and is quite small.

Perfect for these tasks IMHO. It is also possible to install rockbox which might improve the recording capabilities...

u/DarthContinent · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I use a SanDisk Sansa on the go, and WinAmp plus good old non-DRM'd MP3s generally everywhere else.

u/vihu · 1 pointr/gadgets

Sansa clip+ -> 8 GB internal + 32 GB micro SD card slot?

u/l27 · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I got a Sansa Clip+, it's $35 on amazon or woot has them for ~$18 every once in a while. 4GB, but you can put a microSD card in it to make it 36GB player for ~$70.

Not as pretty, but way better value!

u/wcp27 · 1 pointr/makemychoice

My favorite is the Sandisk Sansa clip. It's super tiny, you can add up to a 32gb Micro SD card, and it plays virtually every file type including FLAC.

It's so tiny and the clip is handy to attach to your clothes.

u/culmor30 · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

I've heard great things about the Sandisk Clip+ player, especially with the Rockbox custom firmware installed.

Looks like they don't make it anymore and carry some newer versions instead (can't comment on them), but you can still find the clip+ around the internet.

u/Franksss · 1 pointr/DIY

San disk sansa clip or the huge amount of similar newer cheaper devices. Takes micro SD cards:

128gb micro SD card:

Or better yet just put the sd card in your phone and carry a powerbank.

u/Marvin_rock · 1 pointr/audiobooks

They are definitely still in stock - for relatively cheap - - I just bought one last week.

Get the Zip - Install Rockbox on it - add a microSD card, go to crazy town playing doom on your mp3 player =D

I use the clip zip for audiobooks with no issue.

u/zelenoid · 1 pointr/running

Very cheap, extremely rugged, comes with a strong clip mount builtin into the unit. I route my headphones under my shirt and then clip the player onto the shorts.

Bonus over the shuffle: just needs a micro USB cable to charge or transfer stuff.

u/end_er_wigg_in · 1 pointr/videos

haha, just got my CLIP ZIP a few weeks ago from Amazon
and have a 16 GB card in there. I agree, a Much more practical buy iMHO.

u/MonikerPseudonym · 1 pointr/running

I listen to audiobooks when I'm stuck on the treadmill. I use MortPlayer Audio Books on my Android device and am pretty happy with it. On the rare occasion I listen to one on an outdoor run I like to take along my ClipZip because it weighs nothing, works well, and would cost only ~$30 to replace.

u/lapropriu · 1 pointr/xxfitness

This! I have this little guy and I shamelessly just clip it onto my waistband.

u/klarno · 1 pointr/headphones

No, the Sys and other passive preamplifiers like the JDS OL Switcher have a high output impedance (KOhm range) and are not suitable to connect any headphones to directly. I guess you can leave the volume at max, but then it’s kind of a waste.

I’d go with a simple switch. I have one of these and it works quite well:

u/TimeTravellerSmith · 1 pointr/buildapc

Personally I've been planning on getting something like this when I get fed up with plugging/unplugging my headphones into the front of my case.

But you should be able to plug the speakers in the back, and cans in the front and just use the "Playback Devices" option when you right click on your volume slider to switch back and forth between them. You can do it through the mixer as well (button on the bottom of the volume slider).

> say chrome with Youtube or spotify to play from the speakers while I've got Teamspeak or a game going through my headphones.

If by this you mean doing it all at the same time...I'm not sure if you can do that. There's probably software out there to do it, but I'm not aware of any. All I know for sure is that you can switch outputs for everything via the options above.

u/therobert93 · 1 pointr/buildapc

It's a tad pricy for such a simple thing but I have this mounted under my desk.

I have it after my mixamp so I get the quality boost on both that I couldn't get with a software solution

u/monitorhunter · 1 pointr/buildapc

From my looking in the past 3.5mm switchers are not that common. Here is a 2 channel switch.


You could also DIY one if your so inclined. It's really simple circuitry. It's just 1 signal coming in and being sent to different outputs depending on the position of the switch.

u/elginkevin · 1 pointr/amazonecho
u/dagmar31 · 1 pointr/headphones

I found this, but it seems a bit pricey.

I think its fairly easy to DIY though and some googling brought up several results

u/SirCarrington · 1 pointr/techsupport
u/Bill_Money · 1 pointr/hometheater

My asshole advice: buy a receiver & legit speakers not trash PC speakers

My legitimate advice: have everything feed into PC then get something like this to switch between audio out of TV & Bluetooth receiver

u/ocinn · 1 pointr/audiophile you're welcome. Get some 3.5mm cables.

u/brazen8 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I have this a/b switch. Is this what your looking for?

Sescom SES-IPOD-AB iPod Stereo Audio MP3 FLAC WMA Player A/B Switch 3.5mm (1/8)

u/skrilly01 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Not very visually pleasing, but I found this

u/Starionn · 1 pointr/headphones

Well, the Yeti (for example) has a headphone port in the mic, so that's an option, but I don't know personally how well that would drive the headphones. It should prevent the buzzing, at least. That's about $90/98£ (just looking at US/UK Amazon, I don't know exactly where you live).

You could also look into some FiiO/Topping amps and dacs, but the Topping especially will start to push your budget.

Thirdly, you could try the speaker output on the back of your computer, instead of the case header headphone port. The header port typically has to run from the front of your case, through your case, onto a header on the motherboard, and it can pickup on all kinds of EMI. If they work out the back of your computer, and you don't want to have to physically plug/unplug each time, you could run a cable from your computer to this ( ), and then plug your headphones AND speakers into it, and switch it back and forth with that. Or just use a plain splitter, and turn your speakers down when you're using your headphones, but that leaves your headphones always "on".

u/I_want_all_the_tacos · 1 pointr/headphones

Get the Magni 2 Uber since it has pre-out so you can control your powered speakers with the volume knob. Then for both your headphones (HD650 and headset), use an A/B switch like this one connected to each headphone and the Magni headphone output.

u/MrEleventy · 1 pointr/headphones

It's on Amazon. It's not cheap...

You can try making your own. Here's a guide.

u/psychojeremy · 1 pointr/PCSound

You could get a switch for your headphones and speakers.

u/Dreyka1 · 1 pointr/headphones


Anything special about that A/B switch? This person is complaining about the internals of this switch.

u/Equinoxe · 1 pointr/audiophile

You understand correctly. Something like the Cables to Go audio/video selector switch or Recton VS1002 A/V switcher would work well, but have a look at some other options as there may well be something a little more compact or that looks better. Also search for "a/b switch". You could even use this tiny Sescom A/B switch.

u/qwertyguyasdf · 1 pointr/audio

I love you and I'm embarrassed that never came up in my searches. That is EXACTLY what I want, even though it's expensive. I found one accepting 3.5mm here by the same company.

Edit: And here's an even more barebones one for only $3. Thank you so much for guiding me with the right keywords!! I know to search for "Audio A/B switch" thanks to you.

u/JamesDaquiri · 1 pointr/audiophile

Basically what im looking for is a usb dac that is very simple in design, all im looking for is a volume wheel and a single aux jack output at the least, going to be using this with a simple a/b aux jack switch; and the seinheiser 598s

Does anyone have any good suggestions.

u/proxpi · 1 pointr/CommercialAV

It's not fancy but as long as you don't need interactivity it should be okay...

u/LikesFemales · 1 pointr/torrents

How good is the Pi compared to something like the Micca Speck, or other media players like so?

u/Anwn · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Seems to be in stock at Amazon in the US.

Says they can deliver it tomorrow.

u/phelpsmeister · 1 pointr/halloween

Here is a video link to our setup last year using the AtmosFX singing pumpkins. We also had another projector running in a window above the garage that was ghosts floating by. As far as your question, you get what you pay for on the projectors. I bought a $40 one off ebay and it was a total waste of money. I have had good luck buying projectors via local online auctions, or estate sales.

For media player I use a MICCA Media Player. Works like a champ.

I hid it all in a tombstone I made using a foam board for HomeDepot.

u/jefuchs · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Another thing I'd consider is a fake fireplace with a pc monitor where the firebox would be. Add a cheap thumb drive media player, with this video loaded on it.

u/ChernobogSkull · 1 pointr/vjing

Something as simple and inexpensive as a Micca Speck might do the job for you. They are relatively versatile, and Amazon sells them in the $40 range -

With inexpensive devices like these, though, I recommend getting backup units in case of issues.

u/undbex24 · 1 pointr/megalinks

Usb drive-> Box -> HDMI-> TV

This is the box:

u/MrMajors · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Too bad they dropped the ball on WDTV improvements and updates. Made playback so simple. I have this queued up in my Amazon wish list in case my WDTV goes down for emergency playback purposes:

Been looking at the Nvidia Shield. I need the audio SPDIF pass through for my older 5.1 surround sound system. Been following the Nvidia Shield forums recently but the last few updates seemed to cause a number of conflicts.

Newegg is offering a free remote with the 16GB Shield right now:

u/goodhur · 1 pointr/gadgets

This is supposedly real good:
Micca Speck 1080p Full-HD Ultra Portable Digital Media Player For USB Drives and SD/SDHC Cards

For the price he could also either get an Android Stick with full size USB or a refurbished WDTV live.
The Roku 3 supports USB. Also Sony bluray players.

u/nimr0d · 1 pointr/htpc

On 2nd thought I might just go for something like this:

I can easily swap USB drives to put new movies on. Has a super basic interface (pretty much just a file list) and remote. And if somehow something gets messed up, I can just have them unplug it and plug it back in, and we're back to normal.

u/SoFukYouJobu · 1 pointr/Piracy is a similar setup for 40 bucks, can handle sd cards or usb, so even if you have a smaller drive, it'll do the job too.

Isn't as refined as WD is, but it works well too

u/greatm31 · 1 pointr/gadgets

I would like to be able to play large (20GB+) MKV files on my TV (via HDMI) directly from a portable hard drive. Are there any cheap devices that let you do this? I've found this on amazon but it's limited to 4GB files:

u/Whitey_Bulger · 1 pointr/kodi

Not for Kodi, but for playback off USB drives in hotel rooms, I use and recommend the Micca Speck G2.

u/pokingoking · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

Most new TVs have USB ports built in. Since you said you have a smart tv with ethernet, sounds like it's a newer TV. Look on the back of it. You can probably just plug a flash drive into and play directly on the TV.

If that's not an option there are digital media players like this. I've had things like this in the past. Download all you want to an external hard drive, plug it into this and you can play whatever you want on your TV.

They are pretty cheap and you can probably get one on eBay for next to nothing. Actually the one I have now is a Sony blu-ray player that has a wired internet connection plus the USB port so I can use it for basically any type of media or streaming service plus blu-rays and dvds. Cost me $35 new from eBay.

u/Aquifel · 1 pointr/techsupport

Hmm, i did a quick search on your behalf. I found the manual for your TV here, but, i couldn't find anything to help on it, any subtitle sections don't seem to apply to USB media.

I did find a few people complaining about the same thing on similar models with no applicable solutions. Mostly, the only solution found was hardcoding or embedding which we don't want to do, it is a ton of work if you have a big collection, i wouldn't want to either. I was really hoping for a free solution but, looks like we may be out of luck on that front.

You could get a Nexus Player (around $40-50 in the US, depending on sales) and install Kodi on it, it does support external hard drives now, although you would need to buy a USB OTG cable as well (very cheap, like $5). Alternatively, /u/mrdaniellee and /u/OSPFv3 have good ideas but, it may require a good bit more setup.

This seems like it's exactly what you want ($40 in the US):
However, i've never heard of this thing or even this brand, it may be a giant POS.

u/brian4120 · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Honestly we've been using Samsung commercial 55" TVs and either SFF desktops or Micca Speck G2 media players.

u/theeeric · 1 pointr/ProAudiovisual

We've got four of these. They work great.
One word of caution the output is exactly 60 fps NOT 59.94.
Your monitor won't care but if you try to feed something that needs 59.94 you are out of luck.

u/Avuja · 1 pointr/PS3

Lame, sorry man. Maybe one of these? Got one for my dad, works fine for HD stuff.

u/T_P_H_ · 1 pointr/StLouis

P.S. In house advertising.

You've got people in your bar, why not advertise to them. If you have MS Office learn power point. Create your slides of what you want to promote (I usually do it the start of every month for the upcoming months bands, food specials ect).

Save as a 720p video. Throw it on a USB stick and plug it into a cheap media player (like this

Connect it to a TV in your bar.

u/j0hnc0ry · 1 pointr/GoRVing

I tried the pi route and the plex route. I recommend one of these, if only for a backup. It plays off USB drives or SD cards. The UI isn't as fancy as Kodi or Plex, but it's rock solid reliable and my wife doesn't get frustrated by it. You can also separate the audio out as analog (3.5 mm aux out) while pushing the video through HDMI, which helps if you want to route the audio to your campers speakers.

u/mrnahum · 1 pointr/hometheater

A couple of things to consider....

  • The media that you have, what video and audio codec is it and what container is used? Will an Amazon Fire be able to play the content natively?

  • If the answer to the above question is "no," then you will want your storage to also be able to transcode the media. Plex does this pretty well, but you'll want something a little more powerful than what you're looking at.

  • there are a couple of NAS that are powerful enough to transcode your media, depending on how many devices you want to serve to. QNAP and Synology come to mind, but you're looking at more $$$

    Another option is to buy something like this:

    which can play media off of an external hard drive
u/sterski · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Wow very cool! Thanks. Have just ordered a similar one which had loads more reviews and 4.5/5;

u/SBC44 · 1 pointr/CarAV

I have found that playing video through something like this connected through the rear AV input is so much more reliable. So far I haven't found any codec/format/container that it hasn't been able to play.

u/danghe · 1 pointr/headphones

It is a little overpriced in Romania. It is actually 200$

E17 is good also and kind of on the same level as x3 on sound quality. X3 is nice if you need a portable player too.

u/Phobos1393 · 1 pointr/gadgets

For the first one, This plus an SD card.

u/warinthestars · 1 pointr/audio

This is a well known and reviewed MP3 player. It does have an SD Card slot. And i'm sure you would be able to use an OTG cable to connect it to your android. Assuming your android has a microUSB, this should work for you

u/ckchappell · 1 pointr/headphones

My wife and I each have one of these and they are easy to use and battery lasts quite a while. SanDisk Clip Sport 8GB Plus a microSD slot if you need more room.

She uses hers at work and I use mine working out in the yard. Pretty rugged and have had zero hardly any issues. (aside from an occasional freeze when connected via USB to computer)

u/PNPH · 1 pointr/italy

Io per un bel po' di tempo ho usato questo e mi son trovato molto bene

u/fullsp33d · 1 pointr/france

J'ai acheté ça pour ma copine qui refuse le smartphone mais veut écouter de la musique en faisant du sport:

C'est pas sexy mais c'est honnête et ça fonctionne toujours 2 ans après.

u/OhTheHueManatee · 1 pointr/pinkfloyd

I love watching Milkdrop while listening to Pink Floyd. I also often listen to music underwater and Pink Floyd is the most common band I'll listen to. It was cathartic the first time I listen to Don't Leave Me Now in a pool. But also Signs of Life, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Embryo are all profound as hell while floating in water. I've also listen to The Endless River while floating in a river. I like to sync my breathing to "Speak To Me/Breathe". A mantra of mine when I start to feel overwhelmed is to breathe and chant slowly "breathe, breathe in the air. Don't Be afraid to care".

u/PadyEos · 1 pointr/Fitness

After seeing some accidents I am just too scared to take my phone with me in the gym. Half of the people's phones in there are shattered.

Bought these like a year and a hlaf ago:

u/Accidentally_Upvotes · 1 pointr/medicalschool

I've tried a few different types:

  1. Megafeis
  2. Sony

    I no longer recommend the Sony because they have a "proprietary charger" instead of just using a damn micro-usb charger which of course would make too much sense. I've gone through two of the Sony's with the charger breaking but I'm pretty happy with the Megafeis currently.
u/pollo_warrior · 1 pointr/Fitness

forget about cables:
sony sports mp3 player

u/vagueasfuck · 1 pointr/Parkour

I use one of these insted:

It's waterpoof and very lightweight. I found mine a lot cheaper than the listing above.

u/Clone5656 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use the Sony Walkman Wireless MP3. It's a great product, never fallen out, super comfortable. Also noise-cancelling and water-proof, so it's immune to those who sweat lots or even for a post-workout shower.

u/Feelymcknee · 1 pointr/Kiteboarding

Check out Sony Walkman waterproof mp3 play works awesome for me no need to bring along phone plus it has external mics that can incorporate outside sounds into your ear buds should be just what your looking for. Just have to tie a short line as a leash to them so you don't loose them on a big Wipeout.

u/BikerMouseFromMars · 1 pointr/gamedev

> but I still can't find the motivation for proper exercise like going to the swimmingpool.

Have you thought about buying a water proof mp3 player? I use this one:

Also try getting other people into going swimming. If you are with people it's much easier to find the motiviation to do sports.

Also playing Alternative Reality games like Ingress, Recources or the mother of all those games: GeoCaching helps a lot to get out and move your body.

u/Sango12592 · 1 pointr/loseit

I do the same with swimming but with music and I personally use these. Can't say I know how they compare to other types, like the bluetooth ones, but they've done me well. No wire dangling in the way and as long as water doesn't get in (which it doesn't with the waterproof buds) there's no change in sound quality from being above water to being below.

u/veritablequandary · 1 pointr/Fitness

A Sony Walkman MP3 player that is basically only earbuds.

This is the newer version. I bought a pair but sent them back b/c Sony changed the connecting strap and the newer set wouldn't stay in my ears.

I bought a pair of the older ones on eBay and they're still kicking. Got two years of 4-5/week use out of the first pair; I'm about a year into the second.

MP3 interface works with Windows Media Player & is basically drag-and-drop. I put the music on shuffle so I don't build playlists but I think that can be done.

I hate having anything in my hands or pockets when I'm working out, so these are perfect. I use them to run as well.

Perfection for me would be an updated version of the MotoACTV watch - something with GPS, heart rate monitoring, and about 2GB of storage + bluetooth so I can strap it on my wrist, put in some BT headphones, and go.

u/Chaos_Therum · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

How about something like the fio x5. It only take micro sd but this will be shrunken soon enough.

u/MooseV2 · 1 pointr/gadgets

You should check out the FiiO X5. Amazing sound quality (audiophile DAP), and fantastic storage (up to 256gb).

u/homemade_haircuts · 1 pointr/CarAV
u/7Sax · 1 pointr/DIY

Very cool. Props for reusing old technology! And a non-trivial hack.

For those of us who are not quite so awesome, may I suggest:

u/raddyt · 1 pointr/headphones

What are my best options for an audio/music player

u/jdquinn · 1 pointr/applehelp

Direct support in iTunes for music players is quite lacking, for the most part without some extra work with buggy software, there's no workable solution using a non-Apple music player natively in iTunes. There are many players out there that allow drag-and-drop "support," but quality varies drastically between barely functional and audiophile-approved.

The FiiO X series, such as the FiiO X1 are high-resolution media players that are quite robust in their features and hardware, though direct support for iTunes is lacking. Not quite what you asked, I know, but they work with iTunes music and have incredible sound quality. The X1 for $99 (linked) is by far one of the best values in music players out there. The X5 is much more expensive but has what some consider to be a better UI and more features. I don't have experience with any of them except the X1, but that's because after buying an X1, I have not had any need or desire to have anything different.

(Disclaimer: I'm a sound engineer as my 'day' job and while I don't subscribe to a lot of the audiophile hype like $10,000 speaker cables and criticizing the difference between coaxial and optical cables for digital signal, I do find that the gear available for high-res audio does provide a very good experience in music listening. Do I think that with $40 headphones and MP3s that you're gonna hear the best sound? No. I also don't think that using lossless files and $1,000 headphones on the best preamps out there is going to revolutionize your music listening experience over a decent setup of well-researched, affordable components. Most people can hear a difference between average quality MP3 and the best lossless files out there when they know what they're listening for and they are played on a well-tuned pro audio system, but the difference between 256k MP3 and 192-kHz 24-bit lossless for most of us is so minute that the gear needed to experience the difference simply isn't worthwhile.)

u/dr_torque · 1 pointr/audiophile

Damn and blast. Welcome to the broken-ipod-classic club. Mine still sits uselessly on the £200 ipod dock with 30 pin connector that I bought for it. I'm hoping I can replace the hard drive and maybe extend its life. You could consider the Fiio X1, I reckon it supports 128 GB, but I'm skeptical that the interface is anything as seamless as the ipod.

u/_Aggort · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Well, you can buy relatively cheap MP3 players that take micro SD cards. They sell 64GB and 128GB micro SDs. I guess that'd be an option.

I do think it's incredibly insane that such a product doesn't exist. I understand phones have largely done away with MP3 players, but my phone can only hold so much and isn't exactly ideal for jogging.

There is this:

u/RedditorGeoff · 1 pointr/gadgets

Just as an add-on, Fiio also has 2 lower end daps, the X3 and the X1. The X1 looks very similar to an iPod Classic, has expandable storage up to 128gb in micro SD cards, and supports aac and ALAC audio formats. Its also the cheapest of the lot at around $100.

Manufacture product page:
Amazon link:

u/TheMantelope · 1 pointr/technology

What about other options, like the Fiio X1?

I've never used one, although I considered buying one when apple discontinued the classic. Of course, it probably doesn't sync with iTunes

u/T3hPop3 · 1 pointr/punk

Sorry, yeah hard drive not disc drive lol. I'm not exactly techno-savy. But yeah since the iPod Classic got discontinued I don't know of any large mp3 players. If you like the iPod Touch besides the glitches I'd just go for the largest iPod Touch available.

It seems like the trend in tech right now is to do away with separate mp3 players and phones, and that really sucks. Best of luck. If you really really don't want an Apple you could go out and get a [FiiO] ( or something. There are some that are just players and you load up SD cards with music and put them on the player

u/catbug64 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I just got a Fiio:

It's a cheaper hd player and it sounds great in my MDR-7506 phones. Just wanted to share.

u/sd_clubizarre · 1 pointr/musicbee

I've been researching the exact same thing for the past couple months, and over and over again I keep running into this player:

Fiio X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player (Amazon Link)

I don't own one personally, but you may want to take a look at this one as well.

u/the_blue_wizard · 1 pointr/audio

I asked an important question - Did you answer it? How many of these - $$$$$$$$$$$$$ - do you have to spend?

The devices I suggested Stream over your local in-home computer Network, in some cases both wired and wireless, but they use a Smart Phone or other Smart Device to browse music, connect to Internet Music Source, and to control the Streaming Device. In a vague sense, a Smart Device or Multiple Smart Devices act as a Remote Control for the Streamer. You use the Smart Device to control the Stream, but the Smart Device doesn't actually do the Streaming. In fact, once the stream is started, you can shut the Smart Device OFF and the Stream will continue.

You said - One with a large storage capacity, the ability to play popular formats (mp3, flac, m4a, alac, etc), and outputs to connect to a home system.

These devices I suggested connect to your home audio system and Stream Music from Local Storage and from the Internet.

However there are devices that have Amps built in. For example, the Sonos Connect:Amp, which requires only speakers. The Bluesound Power Node, which again only requires speakers.

Now these device can be placed in each room you desire, and you can control them with a Smart Devices and control all the room, or only the one room you want.

There are also Sonos and Bluesound devices that are complete systems - Streaming, Amp, and Speakers - all in one unit.

The FIIO X3 is simply a portable personal music player like an iPod or MP3 Player. It might maybe possibly play music stored on the FIIO X3 to you system via Bluetooth, but bluetooth is not full fidelity sound and it is limited to (pretty much) line of sight.

The 3rd Generation of the FIIO X3 does have Bluetooth Capability, so if you AV Receiver has Bluetooth Receiver Capability, you would be able to broadcast from the Personal Player to the AV Receiver, but in Bluetooth 4.1.

There is a world of options for Streaming Devices out there, but you have to be clearer about what you want, what you want to do, and what you are willing to SPEND.

What do you mean by - " a stand-alone unit"?

What do you mean by - "outputs to connect to a home system"?

It seems I gave you what you needed. Now if you simply want an iPod by a different name, there are plenty of MP3/Personal Music Players out there covering a wide range of prices. But these are intended to be personal portable music devices, in other words, variations of an iPod.

I was under the impression that you wanted a Streaming Device for your Home, but the impression I get now is that you want a Personal Portable Music Player.

u/jaga757 · 1 pointr/audio

Yeah I've looked into the raspberry pi Flac builds, and to be honest I wouldn't mind spending a little extra for saving the time/headache, easy as it may seem.
Think either of these would be sufficient DACs? I'd hate to make a decent $1500 system to have it crippled by a poor quality source.

u/nanoWarhol · 1 pointr/FiiO

This deal looking better and better - X3 gen2

u/phineas1134 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

I've had a Fiio x3 for close to a year now and I really like it. I've been through many over the years, and this is the best so far.

u/RichieW13 · 1 pointr/billsimmons

> Until that horrible, horrible day comes when podcast ads are unskippable

I use an old Sandisk Clip to listen to my podcasts in the car. I hope that sticking with an old device like this will prevent me from having to deal with forced commercials (if/when they ever come). The problem will come if they stop distributing podcasts in mp3 format.

u/Wuz314159 · 1 pointr/BerksCounty

>Why buy a radio that only uses part of what's available?

because they're MP3 Player / WiFi Enabled / Bluetooth / FM Radios.

Adding AM capability makes the electronics 2× the size because of the antennae.

u/FromBahrainToKuwait · 1 pointr/Kuwait

If you have a freight forwarding account (Shop and Ship etc.) then here ->

Else here ->

u/Quagga_1 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I have the DT770 (80 ohm) and I'm pretty happy powering it off a SanDisk Sansa Clip+. It looks ridiculous though: bulky headphones VS tiny DAP.

The latest version is called the Clip Jam and it is sold on Italian Amazon for under €50.

u/mnml_inclination · 1 pointr/running

Plenty of third-party iTunes alternatives out there to avoid the headache.

The iPod shuffle is probably the easiest when it comes to small mp3 players with integrated clips.

There's also this one by Sandisk which has pretty decent reviews and is very affordable.

u/craiga35 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I was looking for the exact same thing. Amazon has exactly what you need.



Both are tiny and have clips on the back. The SanDisk not only has the brand name, it also has expandable storage via microSD and the screen, which I imagine helps a lot with the FM tuner that is built into both.

The AGPtek only supports auto-retuning and seeking, manual tuning is not an option. I haven't recieved the SanDisk yet to comment on it's FM performance but it will be here on Wednesday.

u/Shike · 1 pointr/audiophile

I think this is discontinued but Amazon still seems to have stock:

Sansa Jam

UE 4000 is definitely discontinued but fair for price.

The warranty on the MP3 player I believe is going to be 90 days - year, the headphones have a two year warranty but are technically discontinued. Also since they're from a 3rd party Logitech may not honor it.

Together both new is around $75 or so?

u/Alatorr · 1 pointr/Music

Spotify was having a deal recently: 99c for three months of premium. You can save stuff locally (albums and playlists on mobile, playlists only on desktop), or stream. They have a high quality 320kbps streaming option if you are a premium user. I recommend trying it out if the sale's still on.

Alternatively, if you have a couple bucks to spend, you can do what I do. That is, buy a really cheap Sansa Clip (you could probably get a cheaper one, but I didn't search hard), put Rockbox on it, and pop in a 32 GB MicroSD Card. Whole set up will run you about $40 and you will have 40GB of music available to you whenever you want. Best part -- the Sansa Clip can handle FLAC and mp3 (and pretty much anything else you can throw at it).

u/jepetto137 · 1 pointr/triathlon

I use this to enjoy my music while swimming: . Sound quality obviously isn't amazing, but it helps stave off some of the boredom.

u/testudoaubreii · 1 pointr/Swimming

Okay! My first swim trip with my new 8Gb SYRYN MP3 player and Swimbuds earphones. It went really well. I had my music loaded up, set to shuffle, and clipped the mp3 player to the back of my goggles. I pressed "play" (easy to do even with the player behind my head) and the first song that came up was the Boccherini section from the end of the movie "Master and Commander" (I'm a big O'Brian fan). Not quite in keeping with the rest of my workout music (more hard rock), but I have a few odd songs on there, and this suited me perfectly. I dove in to the first few strummed bars and took a long deep swim under the glassy surface of the water as the cello started.

Overall, having music with me really helped the time go by, and I did swim further -- i did my first 500 today. That's still kind of big for me.

I had to reseat one of the earbuds once, and I think I will try a spot of petroleum jelly on them as the directions suggest, but overall it was terrific. Honestly, having music with me while I swam on top of or beneath the water was really kind of magical.

u/brad_glasgow · 1 pointr/triathlon

I have the Syryn, which comes with a crappy pair of goggles for some reason. It's ok. A lot of the reviews say it can't hold a charge after a few months. I get the problem of one ear not sounding the same as the other. I'd like to get a new pair of buds for them but I think I'd like to try bringing the extra earpieces first and see if they fit better - I just can never remember to bring them to the pool.

But oh man laps are so much better with music!

u/ollieollieoxinfree · 1 pointr/podcasts

Swimbuds Flip Headphones and 8 GB SYRYN Waterproof MP3 Player with Shuffle Feature

u/JN02882 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Thinking about buying this for higher quality listening while out and about

FiiO X1 High Resolution Lossless Music Player (2nd Generation) (Black)

However all the music I own is either ripped from my CDs or bought digitally. I listen mostly to hip-hop/rap. Is there a way I would be able to find those albums at the highest quality and if so how? I also have quite a few vinyls but have no idea how to extract the music from them to a digital sense

Or would I just be wasting my money?

u/Bizzik_ · 1 pointr/france

Double post mais je m'en fous, je suis un r/mecsfous

Vous êtes connaisseurs en baladeur MP3 ?

Voila mes critères :

  • 32Go minimum, et/ou extensible par carte SD
  • Bluetooth (pour mes écouteurs et la bagnole)
  • Prix max de 200€

    J'avais déjà trouvé deux prétendants :

  • Sony NWA35
  • Fiio X1 II

    Toute aide est la bienvenue.
u/mpchester · 1 pointr/Soulseek

It's 89 USD for the player plus the cost of the micro SD card price ->

u/caverunner17 · 0 pointsr/todayilearned

My first MP3 player was the RIO 600 32MB

I remember it being a huge deal that I could have 15-20 songs with me (64kbps) while running and not have a bulky CD player to drag around.

u/krakow057 · 0 pointsr/

that is not a real photo.

from the same amazon link:

take a good look at that, the corners etc. that is not even 'photoshopped'. It's all computer made.

u/sotek2345 · 0 pointsr/pics

Good man. I have had my daughter playing the classics on this, but yours is far more authentic!

u/sterling_mallory · 0 pointsr/videos

> 3- If you want to watch the movies or TV shows on your TV, get this - $40[4]

Better yet get a Chromecast and a free Plex account.