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Subject: Re: which player should i get?

Re: which player should i get?

From: Sharon <sharon25_at_cox.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 09:45:14 -0700

I have two 40 GB Toshiba Gigabeats with Rockbox on them and LOVE
them! They are the best players I have ever had, and Rockbox makes
them even better! I bought them both on eBay. Sharon

>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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Received on 2008-11-29


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