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Subject: Re: So What Am I Looking For?

Re: So What Am I Looking For?

From: Nathan Hevenstone <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 23:56:42 -0500

So far, all I've found for this player is:

Amazon no longer sells it, and, it seems, from what I'm finding, neither
does anybody else. From all the reviews, this is the player I want, but it
looks like it's gonna be really hard to get. Anyone else think they can
find it cheaper?

On 1/5/07, Янков Максим <> wrote:
> > Message: 1
> > Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 09:25:17 -0500
> > From: "Nathan Hevenstone" <>
> > Subject: So What Am I Looking For?
> > To: Rockbox <>
> > Message-ID:
> > <>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > I know a "what's the best player" question has already been asked, but
> my
> > issue is, I know what I need in my player, I just don't know what player
> to
> > get.
> >
> > First off, I'm very behind-times on these, so I guess I could start by
> > saying it would have to be available in the USA, but my guess is that's
> a
> > given and pretty much all the players are, so ignore that. :D
> >
> > Second, I have a lot of music. Only about 5% are officially
> released. I
> > want to get as much as possible to all of it onto my player. But the
> less I
> > get on it as MP3, the better, because with my foray into live
> recordings,
> > and .wav, .flac, .shn, etc, I've discovered that MP3 really doesn't
> sound
> > that good. My hope is to get as much of the music as possible on
> > as .flac files.
> >
> > My official releases alone run almost over 1,000 songs. Then I've
> probably
> > got more than 15,000 songs unofficially released, including live
> recordings,
> > studio sessions, etc.
> >
> > I need a player big enough to fit all of that. Then, of course, videos,
> > audiobooks, etc. And I would like good, high-quality recording, too.
> >
> > Of course, a version of RockBox should be available for it.
> >
> > As far as battery life, as long as a charge can give me, with RockBox,
> long
> > enough to listen on a, say, 4-hour car-ride, I can deal with the
> decreased
> > battery-life.
> >
> > Recording should be good, as well.
> >
> > And finally, my budget should probably be bigger, but considering
> current
> > financial issues, I can only shell out so much. I've figured I'm gonna
> end
> > up spending over $300, but the lower, the better.
> >
> > It's alot, but I need a player for all this. So, barring the fact that I
> may
> > be asking some stupid questions here (heh... sorry), any suggestions?
> I advice you iRiver H340, which I use. It has 40 Gb onboard (I heard of
> 60 Gb version and possibilty of installing a 80 Gb drive), a good
> upgradeable (I saw instructions on some forums) battery, Rockbox works
> perfect, flac is supported, and it's have been in my arms for two years
> without serious problems. As it's not new, it could be difficult to find
> (it was everywhere in Moscow for two years ago, but recently my friend
> had lost his one and was trying to find a replacement - he failed), but
> that's why, I assume, it won't be that expensive.
> Also, it needs no drivers and special software like iTines, good
> official firmware (if it matters), bright LCD, can charge throw USB (but
> not one time with being a disc; that way you'll have to plug adapter),
> convenient cradle, microphone (useful to record lections and then using
> it at exams ^) ), line-in (I've once digitized a cd that way - sounded
> sweet), radio (it can record from it, and quality is high) and a remote
> - though I've already crashed two of them.
> Sorry for such a huge amount of unneeded info, but I just love that
> device :)
> P.S.: And various professional reviews claimed that it got one of a best
> sound ships on a market. I didn't compare myself, but the sound is
> perfect.

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