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I am looking for the mobile audio player with the best quality. Deep bass and sharp treble
Here's the story :

Dropped my Ipod and cracked it to HEEL a while back, the screen was still smooth but it looked bad. Now it went through the wash and finally started to work. There are water stains under the screen, and both it and my headphones play audio. So I want something with better audio quality for an upgrade.

I ALREADY HAVE GOOD HEADPHONES
Edited by TechRex - 1/14/11 at 12:26pm
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Quality? Mp3s?


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Quote:
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Quality? Mp3s?


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MP3's do not really carry good quality, you'd need a FLAC player.
    
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Well, any audio file. I don't care what. I just didn't know what to call it
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I use a Philps GoGearAriaz 8Gb, that i got for christmas, that resembles a older Generation Ipod Nano. and has an equalizer that makes it all sound pretty good to me, but of coarse i am comparing the soound quality to my old $20 Big Lots MP3 player, but still.
post #6 of 12
Having listened to one of my favorite CDs in both FLAC and MP3 320 formats, I can safely say I hear no difference between them; I'm using Sennheiser 595's with an Auzentech Forte. Maybe with higher end equipment I might be able to tell the difference, but even then I'd like to think my set up is a bit higher end than the average consumer's.

But back on topic, the Cowon J3 is excellent if you're looking for an MP3 player with an EQ as well as many other sound quality settings.
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I love music but I'm no audiophile. Honestly, if I were looking for quality, I'd get an iPod (and throw away the headphones), but I hate iTunes.

I use my PSP for portable a/v... so yea.

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Well, any audio file. I don't care what. I just didn't know what to call it
Portable audio playing device. : )
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post #8 of 12
If you have a high quality mobile device, that will do as well.

For example, I have a Moto Droid and it has powerful music apps from the Market with equalizers and FLAC playing capabilities, etc. (PowerAmp)
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
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MP3's do not really carry good quality, you'd need a FLAC player.
Not really true, MP3 V0 or 320 is suffient for 99% of people (or other high bitrate lossy codecs)

I have a Cowon J3 and the quality is amazing, the iPods pale in comparison. It has support for a wide range of formats including FLAC, it comes with up to 32GB storage and also has a MicroSD slot to add more.
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Budget???

Low: Sandisk Clip+ or Fuze.

Medium: Nationite S:FLO 2

High:Cowon players....S9 and J3?

Super high: HIFIMAN
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