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I own a LG FM-37 and i would not be surprised if it has better sound quality than most players. i have personally compared it to an ipod nano and ipod touch and would say that it is alot better than the nano, and slightly outclasses the touch. (even my friend who owns the touch says its a tad better). <<<<< sound quality

I am not sure whether this is the case through-out the LG mp3 range, but the FM-37 is pure quality.

Might i add that it was cheaper than the 4G nano by $20. It is touch screen, although that deffinately was not the reason why i bought it. i simply bought it as a trustworthy review mentioned the sound was better than the ipod nano. $179 AU, about 5 months ago.
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It's a load of horse crap.
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What in the hell is "breath" and "exit?"

Load an IPod up with Apple Lossless, and it will sound better then any MP3/Player. The only thing relevant to "sound quality" is the song file itself. Whether your songs are ripped to MP3 128kb, 320kb, ripped using LAME encoder, ripped using EAC, to AAC, to WMV, or to a lossless format are what matter. The actual D/A (digital to analogue) conversion between players aren't going to vary by much.

The majority of live sound engineers I've worked with who tune a PA system to a room, such as an amphitheater or a coliseum, use VBR MP3s on a classic IPod... even Kenny G's sound engineer whom I worked with 2 weeks ago.
You're partially correct - while the source is the major controlling factor, you imply that ALAC is the only lossless format you can use on portable players. You are mostly correct that D/A capability is not going to vary much, however, OP amp capability can vary tremendously which has an equally large effect on the sound. However, your comparison of live sound venues to hi-fi is apples to oranges - there are two completely different goals in mind.
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To pibbz, ever heard of an IMod?
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I have an iPod classic, beats my mum's Zune anyday...
    
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Load an IPod up with Apple Lossless, and it will sound better then any MP3/Player. The only thing relevant to "sound quality" is the song file itself. Whether your songs are ripped to MP3 128kb, 320kb, ripped using LAME encoder, ripped using EAC, to AAC, to WMV, or to a lossless format are what matter. The actual D/A (digital to analogue) conversion between players aren't going to vary by much.
I realize you're not talking directly to me, but what I am saying is from my own experience which involves the same mp3 files being transferred to those 3 devices. I think that sets that as a control, at least in my experiment.
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Sound is so subjective, it's not really a good defining quality about a DAP. Hell, I can say I prefer a Zune over a classic...it's up to you ultimately.
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Anything in the $200 range?
:sad-face
or
http://www.jetmall.net/index.asp?Pag...S&Category=107

but none in sub 200 but hey, they support flac
you could try ebay. they stopped selling that version(a2) :swearing:
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Sound is so subjective, it's not really a good defining quality about a DAP. Hell, I can say I prefer a Zune over a classic...it's up to you ultimately.
True.

However, on paper (at least with the older iPods) the Zune (30gb) has more even frequency response. The iPods have (or had - I've not looked up schems on the Classic nor heard one) weak power supplies that led to some decent bass roll-off. I'll try and dig up the site that measured those...
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Grrr, you sig sucks...I click on the link...stupid me. LOL
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