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Subject: Re: Relatively recent devices worth hunting for today, and are high-end audiophile players worth using rockbox on.

Re: Relatively recent devices worth hunting for today, and are high-end audiophile players worth using rockbox on.

From: David Mehler via rockbox <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2018 07:08:20 -0400


I just got an Xduoo X3 and it does work with rockbox.


On 7/22/18, Mat Mirabella via rockbox <> wrote:
> Hi all.
> Sorry this might be a perennial question for users, and maybe it is getting
> harder to answer every year. I use a mp3 device with rockbox every day, and
> every few years I need a new one and find it more difficult each time. I
> started with an IRiver H340 and have now moved to sandisk sansa clip zips.
> I am now again looking for a new mp3 player to replace my now broken sansa
> clip zip. I would prefer devices with real buttons rather than being totally
> controlled by touch like the sansa fuze+ is. I use rockbox because it talks,
> but also because it is better than the stock firmware's in many ways.
> I realise most or all of the supported devices are not new anymore and I may
> need to hunt something down on ebay. What I don't know is which of the
> supported devices other than the sansas are worth looking for these days. I
> would prefer something recent rather than very old, realising that they are
> all a bit old now. The higher capacity and the better battery life is
> usually found on more recent-ish devices.
> Am I right in assuming that other than the sansas, the Sony NWZ-E370/380 is
> the most recent of the devices that still may be found new or refurbished?
> If not, then any ideas for others I might look for? It is hard to tell which
> ones are good and colour and still possible to find. There is not much out
> there on how good some of these really sound either since they are old.
> Finally, does anyone have any views on using rockbox on the so-called audio
> file higher end players like the HiFi E.T MA8/9 or the HiFiMAN HM-801. I
> have read online that these are meant to be higher end, but at the moment
> they have unstable rockbox ports. Would they be worth their price if using
> rockbox on them? Are any of the other devices in the unstable list still
> worth a look for these days?
> Thanks all for help and advice.
> Mat.
Received on 2018-07-22

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