Build your own 5th gen iPod Classic from cheap Chinese parts.
Video from 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ6drkgHUW0 [Embed]
It's much cheaper now.
Alternatively just buy a Nokia N8 and use it as an audio player. It has a better Wolfson chip than any iPod ever made.
For an Audiophile tablet, get the Nokia N1. It contains a Wolfson DAC. The new head of Nokia technology in the US is the former head of Dolby.
Around the ear with foam tips!! Boner
RAH MA750 user here
Modded with for, 45° plaug, one button mic for android and cable split for short cable when using Clip+ or Bluetooth dongle (MA600)
That faggot wrote it wrong. This is the chip https://chipworks.secure.force.com/catalog/ProductDetails?sku=WOA-WM8958E
Source is pic
>17 € DAC chip for audio reproduction
Jesus Christ, that's probably the most pointless waste of a chip that I ever saw, or the most over-priced chip, if its performance is actually suitable for its application.
That is a nice number you pulled out of your ass, especially since they even admit in the datasheet that they cheated these figures by comparing a 1 kHz full-scale output, to the noise level with digital silence fed to the chip; the actual SNR is going to be considerably less than 140 dB (lel), considerably less than 125 dB, and probably somewhere closer to the THD spec of around -100 to -115 dB.
>need cheap USB mic for some quick music recording
>order one from newegg ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3M12511113 )
>wait over 1 month for it to arrive form China
>finally get it an it is DOA, "USB Device Not Recognized" on 3 PCs
>google, google, google
>costs more to return that it did to buy it
>open it up and inspect everything
>multiple solder points not soldered, including a cap and the mic itself
>get out /diy/ resistive solder and go at it (pic related with smoking hot glue)
>fix all soldering points
>examine under magnifying glass, some of the SMD components aren't properly soldered either
>think about reflowing it, but when i look at the black glob i realize there's probably something under it that's not soldered properly either
Okay, you get what you pay for, I know that, but this is ridiculous.
What is a good USB microphone for $70 or less? Don't just google something, anyone can do that. I need audiophile advice here. I also can't afford more than that amount.
Don't say, "Blue".
Measurements or it's trash. It's insanely hard to achieve anything above 120dB actual SNR(which is a pretty pointless statistic on its own). It's also almost entirely useless to get the noise floor that low.
>muh wolfsun dack its da best
Wolfson is nothing but a brand name, its not indicative of any quantitative level of quality. Lots of smartphones and tablets on the market of "audiophile" grade audio output without using a Wolfson DAC.