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Old 09-10-16, 07:44 AM
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looking for a new portable mp3 player

I have emassed a large audio collection on microsd cards. up until now have used a sandisk clip zip to play them. the main thing I don't like about the sandisk is the lack of bluetooth support, I would really like to stream my music onto a bluetooth speaker. so my criteria is microsd support, bluetooth support, easy to read display, and a well layed out logical user interface. my budget is under $100 but I want something descent. most of the one's I have found on amazon or ebay lack some of the features I need, incredibly expensive, or just plain crap. an I asking too much?
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Old 09-10-16, 02:27 PM
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I have emassed a large audio collection on microsd cards. up until now have used a sandisk clip zip to play them. the main thing I don't like about the sandisk is the lack of bluetooth support, I would really like to stream my music onto a bluetooth speaker. so my criteria is microsd support, bluetooth support, easy to read display, and a well layed out logical user interface. my budget is under $100 but I want something descent. most of the one's I have found on amazon or ebay lack some of the features I need, incredibly expensive, or just plain crap. an I asking too much?
Older android phone?
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Old 09-10-16, 02:34 PM
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

I'd start with this thread

I want to buy a MP3 player - any recommendations?
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Old 09-10-16, 03:17 PM
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

Something like a Moto e 2nd Gen should be good... I got one for $10 last year on sale.

For under $100,you can get the zte Zmax pro if you are willing to do a bit of work. Zmax 2 or amazon moto g play, if you don't want to do any work.
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

Originally Posted by D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB) View Post
Something like a Moto e 2nd Gen should be good... I got one for $10 last year on sale.

For under $100,you can get the zte Zmax pro if you are willing to do a bit of work. Zmax 2 or amazon moto g play, if you don't want to do any work.
About 6 months ago my cousin called asking me what is the cheapest she can get the latest ipod. Her old one stopped working. I told her there were better options than a ipod & they cost to much.

Brought her a Verizon Wireless Prepaid - Motorola Moto E 4G cell phone for $10 & also gave her a 16GB micro SDcard. Filled it up with over 2000 Country songs & she is a happy camper.
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Old 09-10-16, 04:11 PM
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

I got this and I'm very happy with it, however, it does not have bluetooth:

https://www.amazon.com/X1-Resolution...ywords=fiio+x1
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Old 10-09-16, 02:37 PM
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

i have been using the sandisk clip zip for several years now, and i love it, problem is no bluetooth also. seems all the portables with bluetooth are uber excpensive. good option for you might be a microsd card reader, yes, they make them, and they arent all that expensive
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

I still use my 160gb iPod Classic (the last one released). I love it, but man in the era of bluetooth it kinda sucks not having that as a feature.

I wish the mp3 market hadn't bottomed out in favor of phones.
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I still use my 160gb iPod Classic (the last one released). I love it, but man in the era of bluetooth it kinda sucks not having that as a feature.

I wish the mp3 market hadn't bottomed out in favor of phones.
I have a 160 GB classic as well, but I'm not sure how much bigger they would have made the ipods. 256 GB Micro SD cards are now reasonably cheap. You can get something like the Moto E and a giant card for under $150 these days easily.
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

More storage wasn't needed, but I'd love a 160gb Nano-size one with bluetooth.
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More storage wasn't needed, but I'd love a 160gb Nano-size one with bluetooth.
I wouldn't say no to that.
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Old 10-12-16, 01:01 AM
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I still use my 160gb iPod Classic (the last one released). I love it, but man in the era of bluetooth it kinda sucks not having that as a feature.
I have a 7G Nano (with Bluetooth). It's an awesome feature, but it really, really, really kills the battery. Like, way more than you think it would.
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

I would love a 500GB+ iPod

I'll probably end up getting FiiO X5 or whatever the best one is at the time when my 160GB iPod dies.

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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

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I would love a 500GB+ iPod

I'll probably end up getting FiiO X5 or whatever the bet one is at the time when my 160GB iPod dies.
https://www.iflash.xyz

This site has parts available to upgrade your iPod Classics to flash. Probably best left to folks who with at least moderate technical ability, and you'll probably need a new back because your old one will get trashed prying it open.
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

most cellphones, changing sd cards is sort of cumbersome
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Old 10-14-16, 03:25 PM
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

I cant believe there isn't more of a market for what I want, streaming music services change licensing agreements at the drop of a hat, and the music you like is gone overnight, there is plenty of reason to own a permanent backup copy
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Re: looking for a new portable mp3 player

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I cant believe there isn't more of a market for what I want, streaming music services change licensing agreements at the drop of a hat, and the music you like is gone overnight, there is plenty of reason to own a permanent backup copy
You don't have to be chained to subscription-based streaming to take advantage of the cloud. You can own a permanent backup copy of your music on your computer, but have your collection uploaded to the cloud with a service like Google Music, streamable at any time via any connected device (almost all of which also have bluetooth).
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