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Title: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: sealander on Nov 02, 2017 at 03:43 PM
Looking at buying a digital audio player. Budget is 5-10K. Right now I'm reaearching on these models:

Cayin N3 and Fiio X3 2nd generation.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.


Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: magic. on Nov 02, 2017 at 04:02 PM
may bluetooth o wifi na ba yung Fiio X3 2nd gen sir? i think better to get a DAP with wireless connectivity na para you can stream music from spotify, deezer, tidal or other online music providers.

i have the Fiio x5 2nd gen, ok naman but i want now yung may wireless connectivity.
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: sealander on Nov 02, 2017 at 04:17 PM
Meron na bluetooth yung fiio x3 but wala pa wifi.
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: magic. on Nov 02, 2017 at 05:19 PM
i see, ok pala kung meron na BT yung x3.
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: JojoD818 on Nov 02, 2017 at 06:13 PM
I have the X1 1st gen, so far it has been serving me well. I read the latest X3 has a lot of good user feedback.
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: tonedeaf on Nov 04, 2017 at 05:49 AM
I'm sorely tempted to get the Fiio X5 (red version), though I find the price to be a bit too high. It's available at 6 months installment via Egghead, but at SRP i think.
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: JojoD818 on Nov 04, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Ever since my iPod Video's hard drive conked out I've been looking around for a DAP to replace it's role. But since portability is not a priority for me I'm torn between a new DAP or a pi + touchscreen + volumio setup as a digital source.
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: egzbuen on Nov 04, 2017 at 01:25 PM
Check out xduoo x10 at that price point.

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Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: at_sunset_blvd on Nov 10, 2017 at 07:11 PM
still an IPOD die-hard here  ;D
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: Dan 'Boss' Green on Nov 11, 2017 at 02:00 PM
Anyone successfully revived a sad faced startup that can't go into disk mode? ipod classic
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: at_sunset_blvd on Nov 11, 2017 at 07:01 PM
Anyone successfully revived a sad faced startup that can't go into disk mode? ipod classic

This I never experienced  ;D
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: at_sunset_blvd on Nov 12, 2017 at 08:03 PM
Did a comparison between AK240ss & a stock IPOD Classic, for me the IPOD ROCKS! 

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/cJsFKL.jpg)
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: sdsmds on Nov 12, 2017 at 08:12 PM
iPod classic & touch din. Only gripe sa Classic walang bluetooth & “low tech” compared sa new toys. Pero sa sq ok naman for me.
I prefer na iPod touch, Baka May nagbebenta dyan? Hehehe...sorry sa ot
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: at_sunset_blvd on Nov 12, 2017 at 09:29 PM
iPod classic & touch din. Only gripe sa Classic walang bluetooth & “low tech” compared sa new toys. Pero sa sq ok naman for me.
I prefer na iPod touch, Baka May nagbebenta dyan? Hehehe...sorry sa ot

Hehehe Oo nga very Stone-Age yung IPODs, yung Touch could it stream like Spotify? coz AK only does TIDAL.
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: sdsmds on Nov 13, 2017 at 01:41 PM
Hehehe Oo nga very Stone-Age yung IPODs, yung Touch could it stream like Spotify? coz AK only does TIDAL.
Sorry Bro I don’t stream/Spotify. Just rip my cds sa iPod then connect my headphone wired or bluetooth, put it in shuffle pra surprise ang genre hahaha
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: JojoD818 on Nov 13, 2017 at 03:01 PM
Anyone successfully revived a sad faced startup that can't go into disk mode? ipod classic

That's what happened to my iPod Classic, it's more often a hard drive problem.

With the cost of a replacement hd, or those converter+ssd option, or converter+micro sd option, it is unfortunately a wiser decision (imho) to not bring it back to life anymore. :(

Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: egzbuen on Nov 14, 2017 at 02:33 PM
That's what happened to my iPod Classic, it's more often a hard drive problem.

With the cost of a replacement hd, or those converter+ssd option, or converter+micro sd option, it is unfortunately a wiser decision (imho) to not bring it back to life anymore. :(
So true. Plus, with so many viable, if not far better options, its time to retire the archaic iPod.

Get something that can play flac and dsd as well and see (hear) the big difference.

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Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: Dan 'Boss' Green on Nov 26, 2017 at 03:28 PM
Thanks for the inputs. I'm thinking if the ipod hdd can be replaced with a flash one, that means we can then maybe format the old harddrive via a sata to usb and this (http://www.lazada.com.ph/18inch-lif-to-25inch-sata-24pin-zif-to-22pin-sata-converter-adapter-card-intl-54674372.html?spm=a2o4l.search.0.0.4e45b4a7NWz1tN&ff=1&time=1511680800) on the computer. plug it back into the ipod, then hopefully itunes will let us revert it to the original format.

Anyway, I'm also thinking about the fiio's with BT, but the cost of adding a 128GB flash drive expansion just inhibits me from going out to buy one.  :-\
Title: Re: Recommendations for DAP (Digital Audio Player)
Post by: bogart.2006 on Nov 27, 2017 at 10:56 AM
iPod classic & touch din. Only gripe sa Classic walang bluetooth & “low tech” compared sa new toys. Pero sa sq ok naman for me.
I prefer na iPod touch, Baka May nagbebenta dyan? Hehehe...sorry sa ot

yung ipod classic ko, i use a bluetooth adapter that you plug dun sa 30 pin port

for digital streaming, i use a Raspberry Pi loaded with Volumio, tapos DAC then output to SMSL.  Volumio is ok kasi it allows me to access Spotify and music files from my NAS.  Tapos it allows din for airplay streaming...