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Sad. The Zune HD was superior in every way when it came to audio quality then any iPod. I loved my Zune HD, but I ended up selling it because my Droid X does all my media stuff. Granted it doesn't sound nearly as good. But still. I'm a little surprised that the iPod Touch still sells. I figured everyone would be using an iPhone, or android Device, since phones seem to be taking over the DAP market.

Edit: The ZuneHD is still on the Zune site....
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I have an 8 GB Zune and a 32 GB Zune HD. I do prefer the simplicity of the 8 GB for strictly playing music, though.
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post #53 of 103
I have a Kin phone that has an 8GB Zune player. Love it.
   
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post #54 of 103
I never understood why Microsoft just let the Zune brand flounder and die. They were much better than ipods, people just didn't know about them. Loved my 4GB zune and 120gb zune, but the convenience of Gmusic on my Incredible is worth the trade off in audio quality.
    
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the sound quality from my Galaxy S is the same as from any other mp3 I've had, personally I have never tried Zune so I can't compare.
That's because the Galaxy S had an entry level Wolfson DAC, a previously rare feature among smart phones. Apparently the Tegra 2 SoC features low-end Wolfson DACs as well but in the end their sound quality is always hampered by subpar drivers. A lot of people use Voodoo with their Galaxy S phones to improve the SQ.
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Walkman Z and Galaxy Player are the hopes of the PMP industry
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I love my zune HD hate to see them go. The software is better than apples, and the sound quality too.
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It is Microsofts fault for letting Zune hardware die. Zune still has a pretty large user-base and has been begging for Zune HD updates for over a year. It's sad. The Zune software was so much better than iTunes in ever single way. It made full use of Windows libraries and didn't force you to use a "Zune only library" like iTunes does. It was simplistic but awesome looking and still had all the features one could want.

Still though no one has yet to ever release ANY DAP that can beat the pure raw sound quality that a Sony X series can. There's a reason why audiophiles spent butt loads of money on them. Head-fi has tons of info on them and the reasons why they are full of awesome.

Edit: Oh I forgot about Sony's new Android powered Z series.:

http://dandygadget.com/2011/09/20/ne...droid-walkman/

This makes any other DAP look retarded sound quality wise.
Edited by Cyrilmak - 10/4/11 at 1:31pm
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I often see people saying how PMPs are going to die and phones will take over, but honestly, I definitely don't agree with that. PMPs still sell well and will probably exist for a long time, tough it may become a niche market (and being niche is completely different than being dead).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
It is Microsofts fault for letting Zune hardware die. Zune still has a pretty large user-base and has been begging for Zune HD updates for over a year. It's sad. The Zune software was so much better than iTunes in ever single way. It made full use of Windows libraries and didn't force you to use a "Zune only library" like iTunes does. It was simplistic but awesome looking and still had all the features one could want.

Still though no one has yet to ever release ANY DAP that can beat the pure raw sound quality that a Sony X series can. There's a reason why audiophiles spent butt loads of money on them. Head-fi has tons of info on them and the reasons why they are full of awesome.

Edit: Oh I forgot about Sony's new Android powered Z series.:

http://dandygadget.com/2011/09/20/ne...droid-walkman/

This makes any other DAP look retarded sound quality wise.

Agreed

Cowon and Walkman are the best sounding players in the market
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