Want a new portable music player


#1

I love my old Sony player but only works with their files and I want to get access to my flac music library.

Any thoughts on a decent player ? Will be used for holidays and maybe sitting in the garden.

Cheers


#2

smart phone?


#3

I have an iPhone through work but I try to avoid iTunes. It would make sense to use it I guess.


#4

Buy a cheap/SH android phone.


#5

Get an Android smartphone which can take a memory card.


#6

I found some great new headphones that’d work with a smart phone


#7

As everyone else has said, cheap Android phone that can take a 128Gb SD card.

The Google Play Music app is free and reasonably good.

Android plays FLAC and mp3 natively.


#8

For a man of your status and standards I’d look at the Astell&Kern range - this one even has a copper chassis to match the Ongaku:


#9

Jesus that’s ugly :hushed:


#10

Plenty of Sony Walkman Pro WM-D6Cs about.


#11

LG V20 was meant to have a nice DAC, and I think it takes SD cards. Might be decent value now.


#12

Sansa ‘Clip’ Plays FLAC + You can expand the memory by mini SD card


#13

I have the A&K 70 Mkii - really good but pricey obviously.


#14

What about just getting a Tidal sub and ignoring your own files?

When I’m heading out, I just download stuff via Tidal onto the phone, while over WiFi (I have enough data to stream, but reception can be patchy), and then I have a few dozen albums that I fancied that morning available.


#15

I have a Tidal sub, had no idea you could do that. Does it work with the dreaded iPhone


#16

I’m waiting for the Hart gold plated version


#17

#18

Yeah just check that it’s running at the best quality


#19

I’ve got an iPhone 6 128gb and an arcam music boost ( basically a battery booster / dac / headphone amp. I believe there is a programme you can use to play the flac files.