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What portable music playing device do you use?

edited October 2012 in General Chat
As the title says, what device do you use to listen to music while on the go?

When listening to music in your car, do you connect an external device through your car speakers via bluetooth/cassette tape/fm transmitter?

I'm also thinking of perhaps buying an (affordable) mp3 player for my wife's brother for Christmas or his birthday. Do you like yours enough to recommend it to someone else?

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  • edited October 2012
    I use my 9 year old 3rd Generation iPod. (the one with the buttons above the wheel.
    Had to change the battery but apart from that it still works.

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    Would I recommend getting one: Not if you want something affordable.
  • edited October 2012
    My phone (a Sony Xperia U) for short journeys and my 2nd generation iPod touch for anything longer than an hour.
  • edited October 2012
    PSP with a 64gb Memory Card! :D
    (With the battery grip and a bigger regular battery it just lasts forever, and I have a plug-in remote control as well, so I can just clip it on, put the PSP in my pocket or bag, and just use the control if I need to change something)
  • edited October 2012
    My DS. I got an R4 card so I could listen to tunes and play homebrew games, and it works pretty well for that!
  • edited October 2012
    My DS. I got an R4 card so I could listen to tunes and play homebrew games, and it works pretty well for that!

    I used a DS with an R4 (original non-hdsc model) and Moonshell and it worked alright.
    But barring lack of space (because my old model R4 only went up to 2gb!), the DS isn't exactly ideal for listening to music. Quite a bit of quality is lost in that kind of media playback.

    The PSP is better. Not perfect but with a nice pair of headphones you get a good experience. (Headphones> Earphones in my opinion)

    The iPhone has some nice playback (I used my 3gs for it for a while before I ran out of space on it! XD)
  • edited October 2012
    Before I say this, let me clarify:

    This seemed like a really good idea back in 2006.

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    30GB.

    Still works, no reason to replace it.

    All the same, it *will* be replaced with...

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    Because I need a new phone, the S3 seems like an excellent choice, and I now own a 64GB microSD card, which finally puts to rest the troublesome issue of every phone I've had before having less less storage than my 6 year-old Zune.
  • edited October 2012
    I used a DS with an R4 (original non-hdsc model) and Moonshell and it worked alright.
    But barring lack of space (because my old model R4 only went up to 2gb!), the DS isn't exactly ideal for listening to music. Quite a bit of quality is lost in that kind of media playback.
    The one I've got goes up to 8GB, so there's that sorted.
  • edited October 2012
    My vocal cords.
  • edited October 2012
    My vocal cords.
    I hear that model doesn't have a headphone jack. Seems like it would be very obnoxious to other people if you, for example, had to use public transit.

    Price is pretty good, though.
  • edited October 2012
    I hear that model doesn't have a headphone jack. Seems like it would be very obnoxious to other people if you, for example, had to use public transit.

    Price is pretty good, though.

    Oh, for public transport I use the internal memory unit. The sound quality isn't as good and the music sometimes gets interrupted by commentary of the surroundings, but again, can't beat the price. And the controls are hands free.
  • SydSyd
    edited October 2012
    Sansa Clip Zip
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    If you just want a small MP3 player with expandable memory, support for lots of audio formats, and good sound quality, I think this player is a good choice. I've been using Sansa Clips for years, and I love them.
  • edited October 2012
    the Sansa's eternal media refresh isn't an issue for you?
  • SydSyd
    edited October 2012
    Chyron8472 wrote: »
    the Sansa's eternal media refresh isn't an issue for you?

    It's never really bothered me. It just takes a few seconds and it only happens if I add new stuff to it, which I don't do very often.
  • edited October 2012
    Sony Walkman 16GB. I was very anti-iPod at the time because I thought it couldn't play WAVs and you had to buy all music through iTunes to get it on your device. I may get one down the road. We'll see. My Walkman is serving me well, though. I don't like how you NEED iTunes to get anything on an iDevice, however. The nice thing about the Walkman is it's just a USB flash device. I can even store files on it that it won't recognize.

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    It is limited. Like, you can't delete/rename/copy/move files, or create playlists, or anything unless you connect it to a computer. When it says "player" it really means player. That's all it does. But otherwise, it has served me well. Also has a radio tuner which is nice and plays some video files. AVI and WMV. It auto-converts for you as well which is nice.

    I used to use my DSphat back in the day with an R4DS microSD card reader. But since the size was limited to 2GB and the max sampling rate output was something like 32Khz or something it wasn't ideal. Also it was huge to carry around in your pocket.
  • edited October 2012
    60 GB 5th gen iPod Classic (a.k.a. "iPod with video"). I got it as my high school graduation present in 2006 and it's served me well ever since.
  • edited October 2012
    I use a 4th gen 32 GB iPod touch. Love the looks of the 5th gen iPods, though.
  • edited October 2012
    My iPhone, or my iPad.
  • edited October 2012
    3rd Gen iPod Touch. Screen is cracked but it still works perfectly fine.


    EDIT: 64Gb
  • edited October 2012
    A 120 GB Zune.
  • puzzleboxpuzzlebox Telltale Alumni
    edited October 2012
    This one:

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    4th generation iPod nano, 16 GB, with Bose earphones that were a corporate Christmas gift last year.
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