Sansa Clip + have gotten overpriced
what's another good and cheap small music player that is compatible with rockbox and I can stick a microSD into with all my music in
Just buy like 10 of these: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-sale-headphone-earphone-for-sport-mini-mp3-music-player/32247299128.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_1,searchweb201644_1_10014_10001_10002_9703_10005_10006_10003_9995_10004_62,searchweb201560_5,searchweb1451318400_6148,searchweb1451318411_6449&btsid=05ddc505-b9dc-4526-9d53-1f1de106d4e8
They get about 6hrs of battery life and you can just swap your microsd card between them when they die. Better than blowing through $50 Clip+/Clip Zips
What's funny is that if Windows phones are so close to hitting this but are let down with shit tier media players because of how the OS handles media.
I have a Microsoft 435 that's ultimately a shit smartphone but a great upgrade to a dumbphone. It has a huge battery life, was very cheap (£30) and has microSD compatibility but the music player is a piece of shit and there hasn't been a solid music player other than ModernMusic, but that doesn't have last.fm support or any of the cool features that Rockbox has.
these are cheaper: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-2014-New-Hot-Sale-8-colors-MINI-Clip-MP3-Player-sport-music-mp3-With/1943147357.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_1,searchweb201644_1_10014_10001_10002_9703_10005_10006_10003_9995_10004_62,searchweb201560_5,searchweb1451318400_6148,searchweb1451318411_6449&btsid=05ddc505-b9dc-4526-9d53-1f1de106d4e8
They have 90mah batteries. I wish a manufacturer would build one with a 200mah battery and waterproof it, they'd make a killing
>without having to attach it to anything
Do you understand the concept of working out and gyms in particular?
What good does a pair of bluetooth headphones do me when I have to keep the phone in my pocket or strapped to me anyways. That's the dumbest fucking thing ever. Now I just have another thing to keep charged because somehow you think that the problem with wearing a smartphone while working out is the headphone cable
>I'm so poor I can't afford $30 pair of Bluetooth headphones and severely brain damaged to realize there exist waterproof arm bands that would even literally let me swim in the fucking ocean with my phone
>implying these aren't $5 devices injection-molded in chinese sweatshops
Ruizu has an equalizer, just like your beloved rockbox (which I actually have committed code for about 3 years ago, am in the credits, and have created two of the most popular themes for the Clip+ and Clip Zip)
No supply. Higher demand as old ones die off. Newer sansa players are shit.
Thinkpenguin has a Clip ZIp clone: https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/portable-ogg-flac-audio-player
Ruizus are cheap, drop-shipped from China players with great compatibility, battery life, SQ, and features. The only drawback is that the interface (while in English) is very 'chinese-y', that's to say a lot of weird button combos.
Here's a good thread about the X02: http://www.head-fi.org/t/744865/the-ruizu-x02-dap-thread
> current prices
I paid $62 for new clip+ with free shipping back in November. Then I rockbosed it, added a 128Gb fat32 sd card, screen protector and tight-fitting silicone case. Should keep it going for a while.
Thanks anons for all the tips!
>sansa clip+ battery life: 14hrs
>iphone battery life in mp3/airplane mode: 200hrs
>got that too
Anyone here have an opinion on the Fiio X series?
I have an iPod classic as well as a Sansa clip+. I want something with the functionality of an iPod and the freedom of the clip and I thought maybe that would fit the description.
As much as I love the thing, I bought it for like $25-30 a few years ago, and it's still going strong. But $60 is a little ridiculous.
I don't know what to do when she dies, though.
considering that there are hundreds of thousands of chinese people with working ruizu players and probably another tens of thousands in the U.S. and they don't report this issue, it's probably:
>your USB port
To ask a slightly different but related question, are there any currently produced music players that do dynamic range compression? It's a godsend when I'm trying to listen to music while working in a noisy environment and is pretty much the only reason I rockboxed my Clip+.
>Cowon Plenue D
cowon makes amazing stuff. i bought one of their first players (iaudio m3) years ago. upgraded to the m5, then the x5. still have all 3. they still work rock solid, and all support rockbox.