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tequila_nic

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iPod 160GB has finally given up
« on: March 08, 2017, 11:30:45 PM »
12000 tracks (or there about)

after many years of good service my constant companion has died

not that I'm using this to justify spending a lot of money on portable audio (I am mind)

but thinking of buying this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Astell-Kern-Resolution-Portable-Player-x/dp/B01NCLV7S7/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1489008996&sr=1-1&keywords=ak70

anyone offer any alternatives?

Nic

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 12:52:47 AM »

link

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12,000 tracks? Sounds like you are going to be anticipating being away from home for a long time. Are you in the Navy?

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 06:40:41 PM »
Is there any point in a stand alone media player any more?
Smartphone + 128 or 200GB micro sdxc in card slot should do job

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 07:00:16 PM »
Is there any point in a stand alone media player any more?
Smartphone + 128 or 200GB micro sdxc in card slot should do job

Barky.Nic likes quality ;)

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 07:08:23 PM »
Barky.Nic likes quality ;)
perceived quality thanks to brand name cachet?

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2017, 12:04:08 AM »

anyone offer any alternatives?

Nic

You could leap aboard the return to vinyl bandwaggon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_revival

A wheelbarrow or a truck will make light work of carrying your 12000 tracks around.

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 08:38:21 AM »
perceived quality thanks to brand name cachet?

can a iPhone do DSD do you think?

Is it capable of running a pair of balanced wired headphones?

Or are you just a bit of a tit with no knowledge of this but like to sneer at those of us who do?

Nic


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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 08:38:51 AM »
You could leap aboard the return to vinyl bandwaggon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_revival

A wheelbarrow or a truck will make light work of carrying your 12000 tracks around.

I never got off it :)

Nic

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 08:40:00 AM »

link

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12,000 tracks? Sounds like you are going to be anticipating being away from home for a long time. Are you in the Navy?

:) I have a sooloos setup at home for 'easy' listening so converted all my cd's for this a long time ago

Nic

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 12:34:39 PM »
can a iPhone do DSD do you think?

Is it capable of running a pair of balanced wired headphones?

Or are you just a bit of a tit with no knowledge of this but like to sneer at those of us who do?

Nic


iPhones might not but Android has DSD apps on google play to install ...... must be android phones that can which still have somewhere to plug speakers in?

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 02:32:35 PM »
iPhones might not but Android has DSD apps on google play to install ...... must be android phones that can which still have somewhere to plug speakers in?

So that's  no then

Thanks for your so very useful input into this thread

Nic

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2017, 02:45:07 PM »
My 160gb iPod's still in use.  Battery charge is not so good any more but the battery charge on my HTC phone is chronically short.  Like Tec Nic, I have around 11,000 songs and can't be arsed to put them all on a smart phone so still use the iPod.  Plus the iPod's got better sound than my mobile.

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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2017, 03:29:28 PM »
My 160gb iPod's still in use.  Battery charge is not so good any more but the battery charge on my HTC phone is chronically short.  Like Tec Nic, I have around 11,000 songs and can't be arsed to put them all on a smart phone so still use the iPod.  Plus the iPod's got better sound than my mobile.

The headphone socket has failed so I have had to wire a pair of headphones as Mono to get them to work as a temp fix but not a suitable solution.

it's also making sad little clicking noises when it first starts playing a track (if you work in IT it's a familiar and recognisable sound of a hard drive about to fail)

I know barky mentioned a smart phone but  the AK has so many features over this it would be a poor choice to go for a 'phone' over a dedicated player.

But sad apple decided to stop making this little gem

Nic








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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2017, 03:51:15 PM »
Is there not a current apple version with over 160Gb and a solid state drive?

Obviously Solid state is the better choice for portable technology, as even with dampers and shock absorption of any sort, a traditional hard drive always runs the risk of scratches or shattering.

Personally I would go for a Sony, but these days I only listen to the radio on the go.


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Re: iPod 160GB has finally given up
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2017, 03:57:20 PM »
it's also making sad little clicking noises when it first starts playing a track (if you work in IT it's a familiar and recognisable sound of a hard drive about to fail)
oh yes, says I as I'm getting 2 old pc's working at this very minute - no clicks from drives I inserted
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I know barky mentioned a smart phone but  the AK has so many features over this it would be a poor choice to go for a 'phone' over a dedicated player.

But sad apple decided to stop making this little gem

Nic

hard drive iPods ... what drives do they take ... 1.8 inch .... replacable if you have patience https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPod+Classic+Hard+Drive+Replacement/564  :ninja: