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Subject: Re: Recommendations for a new player

Re: Recommendations for a new player

From: Jon Lewis via rockbox <>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2021 13:32:28 -0500

I've been using the FiiO M3K which has had a Rockbox version for about a
year IIRC. It's about the size of an iPod mini and has a single micro SD
slot. I use a couple of different 1 TB cards in it with no issues (note: I
don't do any browsing through database/tagging, I'm 100% folder & file
based browsing when listening to music. Like other players, the M3K
probably runs into database issues with these super high capacity cards).

Rockbox for the M3K has a couple of slightly annoying aspects but is fully
functional. Battery life is better than a Sansa Clip and better than some
of the older, larger FiiO players I have used. (iPod Classic battery life
is of course superior but both of my rockboxed Classics have succumbed to
hard disk issues.)

Last time I looked the M3K was available with a bit of searching.


Jon Lewis

On Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 1:06 PM Roger via rockbox <>

> I agree. I did a search within the past six months and noticed all of the
> remaining manufacturers have either gone priority, with only a few Rockbox
> compatible players remaining made in China.
> If I'm not mistaken, the music player function has merged with the
> cellular
> phone hardware platforms, almost effectively deprecating the so-called
> audio/music player hardware platform. The hardware is much smaller, and
> is
> usually always on a person due to the cellular phone's inherent needs.
> The cellular platform is usually Android, hence manufacturer's can still
> exploit the free open source software, while keeping all of the dirty
> ordinary
> civilians out of the code.
> Nothing like the phone company keeping track of all of your musical
> influences.
> You'll likely find within the past recent years, some audio players having
> a
> video player function show-up on the market.
> My preference, is something other than a not-well known foreign
> manufactured
> audio player. Eh, I like sending all my money to Intel.
> Roger
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