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    Default audio player ? help + advices needed

    i'd like to buy a mp3 player and have difficulties selecting one, so if anyone could advise me some models i would be thankful

    some specification :
    => i don't care about video, photo, ebook nor toaster abilities >.>

    => it should be able to read :
    - ogg (mandatory)
    - flac (well, flac is not mandatory, but it's a plus)
    - and could receive radio

    => it should NOT need a specific software to transfer files (music or other) (=> UMS, and no crappy ipods)

    => it should use flash memory and be reasonably small

    => the sound quality should be reasonably good too


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    This said, i find Sony's NW-S700 player really interesting (who said sexy ?) even though its limitations...... SO, and that is why i'm posting this in tech support, is there a way to at least enable this player to be fully UMS (in other words, how could i use it on linux and avoid the crappy proprietary software ??) and allow it to play ogg files ?
    edit : http://nwe00xmp3man.sourceforge.net/ could maybe help...


    Some iRiver player seems interesting too (T30, iRiver iFP-790,...), and comply more with my spec => what do you think of them, and what model in particular would you advise ?


    thanks



    (possible list)
    - iRiver T30
    - iRiver T50 : http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...-for-japan.php
    - iRiver iFP-790
    - creative zen stone : no radio, no recording
    - sony NW-S703F
    - sony B100 (with UMS ..?!! maybe a trap )
    - cowon iaudio u3 : http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...-u3-review.php



    ps : i repeat because it is important :
    => i don't care about video, photo, ebook nor toaster abilities >.>
    and i add : i doN'T WANT them ^^

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    http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/PortablePlayers
    All the known (at least a chunk of them) Vorbis players on one list.

    You could also get something that's compatible with Rockbox... I know you don't care about video and shit... but... I KNOW YOU CARE ABOUT DOOM!
    http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/WhyRockbox

    Anyway, I see a Creative player on your list... I'm a big fan of creative, so if there's one I'd tell you to research, it's that one. I have 2 creative players myself, both little flash ones, and they work very nice.
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    what creative players do you have ?

    and yes, i'd love either a iriver or a creative player (though iriver generally has more supported audio formats i think), but this one sony player is really beautiful lol XD (and also, has a 50 fucking hours of autonomy !!)

    if only rockbox would work with it ^^ (i'm looking at their website atm)

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    I have an old MuVo and a Zen Nano. Little flash based players, but they do the job. I don't believe either supports vorbis though...

    I like them because they have good sound quality and have a very simple interface for what they are. Creative tends to use good quality outputs... which is more than I can say for a certian trendy hard disk based player.
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    unfortunately, creative tend to make very beautiful players but only hard disk based ^^ their flash ones are good but not very classy
    Idem for iRiver for whom i have read a lot of really positive feedback, though i would put it a little above creative overall

    and finally there is... Sony.. >.> (i won't speak of the cheap apple ones lol), who, from what i've read, has some of the best audio quality output (and the model i'm interested in is the first one to implement a "no ambiant noise" technology in a portable audio player). Furthermore, its audio player come generally with decently good quality earphones (unlike apple, and even creative and other big actors in this business ) !

    Everything would be GREAT, if only they were fully UMS -_-"
    *snif*

 

 

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