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Subject: Re: which player should i get?

Re: which player should i get?

From: Arno Wald <arno.wald_at_netcologne.de>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 11:36:47 +0100

John Morris wrote:

> Since I don't know much about these things, can someone recommend a good
> player including name and specific model/part number and where I could
> buy it cheaply?

Well, I think this is quite difficult. Most (if not all) players that
are supported by rockbox are no longer produced (if I am not wrong) and
so might be difficult to find. Maybe there are some places where you can
find the devices that are appropriate to rockbox. (ebay, etc.)

It would be interesting to know how rockbox does work on the iAudio
devices D2 or i7 (I think these are the names of the targets where some
rockbox developers are working on). I had the hope that rockbox will
become usable on these during 2009. So if you are not blind and not
really need rockbox it might be an idea to get such an iAudio device
that are really good players already without rockbox (but are only not
able to play tracks gaplessly). When rockbox will be available for
these, you can install it then.

Otherwise I know that good rockbox players are the iAudio X5 and the
Sansa e200 (important: version 1 as you already wrote!). The only
problem of the Sansa player is that on some of them, depending on the
ear phones you are using (are they loud without turning up the player's
volume), you can hear a static, electronic background noise, especially
when rockbox does fill its music buffers. It is not a real problem when
listening outside (in a train, etc.), but it is annoying when listening
at home with very calm and quiet music.

Greetings,
Arno
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